May 2011

General26 May 2011 09:41 am

Wow!! The last week of school and the students have been SO BUSY with field trips, celebrations, graduations, testing, working in the Peace Garden, organizing and many more daily happenings.  Fun Day 2011 was a success as the weather was beautiful and we were injury and discipline was at a minimum.   Here are some photos to share from the day.

Mr. Whitaker gets a wet hug from Beechnau students.

Young students faces tell the story of Fun Day 2011.

Fun Day Movie

Click above to hear the sounds of what Fun Day and teaching are all about.
It is the simple things that bring the most joy:
Tug-of-war with your teacher, a spray of water form the hose….these moments they will remember the rest of their lives.

Next week for classes we will finish painting the birdhouse gourds, place the ABC’s around the garden to mark plants that begin with that letter, and wrap up another school year.

General12 May 2011 08:21 am


Students use sand paper with gourds.

WE ARE ON A MISSION !!!! to make the Beechnau Peace Garden GOURD-OUS!!!

Amish Gourds

How to Make a Birdhouse

Garden for Wildlife

WOW!! Images of Birdhouse Gourds Finished!

General04 May 2011 09:24 am

3rd and 4th grade students enjoy a trip to the Mac Store in Woodland mall.

This is the 3rd annual Spring trip to the Mac computer store for a group of 3rd and 4th grade Beechnau students.  In the afternoon they were treated to a trip to Fred Meijer Gardens to see the butterflies and surrounding gardens.  Thank you to the adults who agreed to go along with us, you make these events possible for the students of Ravenna and we all appreciate it.

Classes 1st grade to 3rd grade will be Star Math and Reading in the Computer Lab this week.
4th grade classes will  review computer programs needed in 5th grade, Photobooth, and how our Apple products work together so well.