On Groundhog's Day, students got a special vist from Kristen Allen and her rescue groundhog Griff. Ms. Allen talked to the students about how groundhogs use their claws to dig burrows and use their teeth to eat plants. She also taught students that groundhogs are true hibernators. Later in their classrooms, students got an up-close look at Griff and his adaptations.
Stand Up Week will take place at Foust Feb. 20-24. During this time, Mrs. Owen will work together with students to define what bullying is and equip students with the tools they need to combat the problem. This week will bring an awareness to the issue in a fun way and encourage students to see the hero inside. Although each day is accompanied by a fun theme, there is an important message. For example, on Monday students will dress as their favorite Superhero and be inspired by this saying from Superman, "You are much stronger than you think you are. Trust me." Be sure to check the red Wednesday folder for a list of the activities.
Foust students have the opportunity to earn dollars each day they are at school. The first Foust dollar of the day is given for simply being at school on time each morning. Then, throughout the day, students have the opportunity to work their way up the color chart for working especially hard, demonstrating good character, and being responsible. Students are then paid at the end of the day based on the color chart. Students this year have learned basic budget skills, such as saving and spending and evaluating needs and wants. Recently an art cart opened at Foust and students had the chance to purchase art supplies. The next spending opportunity students will have will be next Friday on Club Day. Students are busy thinking about what Club experience they want to be a part of. Options include cake decorating, healthy snacks, jewelry making, hair salon, canvas painting, woodworking, and many more. Be sure to save up your Foust Bucks for Club Day!
Several classes at Foust celebrated the 100th day of school in late January. Students made cereal necklaces with 100 fruit loops, snack mixes made with ten types of snacks, and wrote stories about what their life will be like when they are 100 years old. Kindergarten students even dressed the part! Congratulations Foust students, you are 100 days smarter!
Foust Singers and Foust Feet have been busy the last two weeks at basketball game performances. They each performed at KWC and OHS games! Foust Singers led the National Anthem before varsity games, while Foust Feet entertained the crowds during half time. With basketball games behind them, they are now working hard preparing for the Fine Arts Festival performances. Choir night for Foust Singers is on Wednesday, March 22 and Dance night for Foust Feet is Wednesday, March 29!