Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gingerbread Mania

Students in Ms. Wetzler's kindergarten had fun making gingerbread houses and ornaments this afternoon.
Anyone who thinks that teachers may get paid too much should have volunteered for an hour today!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Students make igneous and metamorphic rocks in science!

Mr. White helped students understand the Rock cycle with this hands on activity. Students "weathered" and melted crayons to make igneous rocks. Other students used heat and pressure (an iron) to form metamorphic rocks.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Paper Mâché in Art Club

Several brave adults helped students begin paper mâché puppets in Art Club today! It was a lot of messy fun!

Carbondale Lights Parade

On December 1, 2012 students from Giant City School participated in the Carbondale Lights Parade. Pictures below show students preparing the float, warming up, and riding in the parade! Jingles Bells sounded wonderful.

WDDD Radio Station Winner!

McKenna Hickey is the winner of the WDDD Letters of Thanksgiving contest. McKenna won several great prizes!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jasper visits school today!

Jasper is back at school today. Nathan Burke helps mom Sarah with announcements,and pets Jasper.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving poetry

Many teachers and students studied and celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday this week. Several classes made presentations for parents and enjoyed tasty feasts. Native American and pilgrims from kindergarten and first grade are shown below:

Art Club Field Trip

Students in the after school art club were able to travel to the SIU Museum on Monday. At the museum students worked in groups to research pieces of art in the Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My exhibit.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Special thank you!

The family of Don Hooker would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all who helped with the fundraiser. Many people helped to prepare food, sold raffle tickets, put together silent auction items, and cleaned up afterwards. The event raised about $6000 to help Don with his medical bills. It is always refreshing to see our community help each other.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Veteran's Day!

Students at Giant City School have been celebrating our veterans for the month of November. Students were asked to bring pictures of veterans in their family to display on our flag bulletin board. Students have also been writing letters of appreciation to our veterans. The letters were sent to the Marion Veteran's Home.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dom Hooker Benefit Dinner

Giant City School will be the host location for a benefit dinner this evening. Don Hooker, brother of secretary Linda Stearns, has been fighting cancer for some time. The medical bills have been overwhelming. Friends of Don have joined together to help. A chili dinner will be served from 4-8 this evening. This dinner will also feature a silent auction and quilt raffle.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Presidential Debate

Students in Mrs. Opp's 3rd/4th grade classroom participated in a Presidential Debate and Classroom Election for Class President on Friday, November 2, 2012. Students participated as presidential candidates, campaign members, secret service agents, or members of the town hall audience.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Art Class

Students from Mrs. Carsrud's 7th Grade have been receiving instruction from Southern Illinois University Art Students. The SIU students are from the school of Art and Design. Giant City students have learned about specific artists and their style of work. Students are pictured above are working on clay building and then a picture of a sculpture unit completed by 7th grade.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall Festival at Giant City (K-4)

On Halloween many parents volunteered to help students enjoy some fall activities.
Students enjoyed a hayride, bonfire, many games and fun activities.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Red Ribbon Week

Giant City School prepared for Red Ribbon Week! Oct. 29-Nov. 2 Students were asked to dress in special attire each day to celebrate being drug free!
Picture will not publish right side up.haha

Monday, October 29, 2012

Haunted House

Haunted House to benefit Giant City PRIDE!

On Saturday, October 27, 2012 several volunteers worked with the student council together to create a wonderful haunted house. Proceeds were donated to PRIDE. The night earned $725 to support PRIDE. Fantastic! Thanks to all of the families who came by to participate!