Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Lunar and Hazelnut Visit Kansas

My 1st Graders were so excited when our visitors from Australia arrived here at Frank Layden Elementary in Frontenac, Kansas. They arrived in March - just in time to take part in our annual Young Authors Conference, where each student (Kindergarten through 5th Grade) gets the opportunity to share his or her writing samples. Most students write short stories but Lunar and Hazelnut got to see some extremely talented poets as well. Each year, we invite a published author to our conference to observe our talent and to give tips and advice to our students - and this year we were fortunate to have award-winning author Candace Fleming visit our school.

As you can see, Lunar and Hazelnut had no problem making friends - whether it be with the students (above), our beloved principal Mr. Allai (above), or with author Candace Fleming (below).

Our guests were also able to see how our school encourages physical fitness with our Activity Day and with our Walk/Jog-a-thon.

Our students earned a trip to the local bowling alley as a reward for being responsible. We had fun singing songs on the bus and then even more fun showing off our bowling skills.

We had a unit discussing life cycles and we were actually able to incubate chicken eggs in our classroom. We had so much fun learning and experiencing this miracle. Once the eggs hatched, the chicks obviously became close friends with Lunar and Hazelnut.

We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to host Lunar and Hazelnut here in the center of the United States. We are confident that they enjoyed their time with us as well. We would like to extend our gratitude to the AMAZING students at PLC Sydney for allowing us to be a part of this project.

1 comment:

  1. Kia Ora from New Zealand, just wanted to let you know that Lunar and Hazelnut arrived safely in New Zealand. They are being well cared for and having a lovely time with the Tamariki (children). The first question asked was "What do you call a baby Kangaroo?" We had to google that one, but I'm sure you all know the answer!