Preschool had a thankful, busy November! An in-depth study of the various Native American tribes involved creating Native American dress, symbol writing, and totem poles that told a family story. Village life was discussed and role played as well as a focus on the foods that were brought to the first Thanksgiving. During our Thanksgiving Celebration the children played in our teepee “Peace Village”, created Native American dances, built totem poles, raced ponies, went on a turkey hunt and sampled a Native American snack. This was followed by a focus on the Pilgrims arrival, Samoset and the first Thanksgiving. It was a delightful month full of examples of friendship and thankfulness.
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On Friday, November 10th, a group of our Middle and High School students traveled to Austin to participate in the Cities in Space Competition. In addition to the valuable experience gained from networking with and presenting to industry leaders and learning from the incredible speakers, our students also walked away with multiple honors!
Dr. Amanda Adams from the Texas A&M Biology Department recent visited Allen’s first grade to talk about bats. She also brought 2 rescue bats she showed our students, through the glass wall of a special bat container. As the presentation concluded, the students made bat masks which most of them wore home at the end of the day. A fun time was had by all!
Congratulations to our Upper School students who entered the 2017 Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo Art Competition! We are incredibly proud of the hard work and creativity that all of our students put into their submissions!