4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Faculty Meeting
Written in synergy by: Maya Hansen, Aaliyah McKinney, and Aurelia Mickens
Longfellow Elementary had a blast on our annual field day. The inspiration for the theme was from this year’s winter Olympics held in Sochi. Mr. Berry’s very own art student, Amanda King, won this year’s field day ‘Olympic’ tee-shirt contest. We’d all like to thank her for her incredible artwork and hard work.
The activities this field day were fun and also great exercise. “The high jump was cool. The kids were jumping (including me) so far. That was exciting. The torch relay was my favorite. You had to hold a torch while running to people on the other side on your team. Seems easy, right? Try doing it 20 times! I definitely got my exercise by then! We also had a stage where people showed off their moves. It was YouTube worthy. We had snow cones, popcorn, face painting, and refreshments too.”
Some student leaders got to help out with field day by running the stations. “I loved helping out with field day. I thought it was so much fun,” say Maya. “There were so many games like high jump, scooter races, an inflatable obstacle course, torch relay and a dance floor. We had snow cones and popcorn. Some of my friends said they liked the Frisbee toss. At field day there was face painting. I got a butterfly. There was even ‘pin the moustache’ on the teacher!” Maya added. Aurelia said, “As I worked field day for PK-2nd grade students, I thought the funnier they were, the more adorable they were!”
The school synergized to make this year’s field day a huge success and a lot of fun for everyone involved. We’d like to thank our school staff, the PTA, all the high school volunteers from Challenge Early College High School and everyone who helped make this year’s field day one to remember!
Longfellow Elementary competed and tied for 4th Place at HISD's Grades "3rd-6th Grade Name That Book Contest", held at Williams Middle School on Friday, March 28, 2014. The 6 member team, which included 2 third graders, one fourth grader, and 3 fifth graders, had been working hard since the beginning of the year to represent Longfellow Elementary, reading approximately 30 books representing a variety of genres. Teams compete on stage before judges in exciting game show style, and score by correctly naming the books that contain the random quotes that are read to the teams. Great job Longfellow Name That Book Team!
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