Two annual Lower School traditions – Reading, Writing and Running, Too! and the Scholastic Book Fair – included fun for all last week. Beasley students showcased parts of their learning experience with their parents and guardians and shared their passion for books, all while stretching their brains and bodies.
Reading, Writing and Running, Too! kicked off Friday afternoon with “picnic” lunches for parents and students in the classrooms and cafeteria, capped off with an Italian ice treat of course. Students then engaged their family members with a variety of different activities in their homerooms. Our Lower Schoolers shared books that they had either created themselves or selected from the classroom shelves. Hands-on fun included games, craft projects and even a wax museum. The wax museum activity, complete with costumes, was part of a Third Grade drama unit. Parents and family members had a great time pushing a “button” to see their student’s performance as a historical figure or modern celebrity.
Next, the community gathered in the MAC (McDonnell Athletic Center) for the Beasley student parade and field day activities. Fun, exercise and teamwork were at the core of the field day experience. Whether students were sitting on balloons to pop them as quickly as possible or carrying large stacks of pizza boxes in the pizza box relay race, you could see the how much fun they were having with ear-to-ear smiles and sweat sprinkles on their faces.
The Lower School Conference Room was magically transformed into a children’s book store for the annual Beasley Scholastic Book Fair last week. The book fair began with a preview day on Tuesday and the Dads and Special Friends Breakfast grand opening event on Wednesday. The event concluded on Friday after Reading, Writing and Running Too! The book fair is always a big hit with families who purchase books for their homes and Beasley too, all while raising money for the Lower School Library. Highlights this year included visits from Pete the Cat and Ellie (Head of School Lisa Lyle’s dog), classroom challenges, teachers’ crazy hat contest and special activities.