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Guest Readers Visit Kindergarten Classes
Foust students have been working diligently to meet their Accelerated Reader goal for the first nine weeks of school. On Friday, twenty nine students participated in the AR party by meeting their goal and having an average of 90% or higher. In addition, twenty six other students met their goal with an average in the 80's and received a take home prize. Students at the party played a variety of board games and had a sack lunch in the library while watching a Halloween cartoon. Students will now begin working hard to meet their second quarter AR goal which will run through the middle of December. Please ask your students about the progress they are making toward their goal and watch for opportunities like Open Library where families can read and take AR quizzes together. Congratulate your child on meeting their goal!
Twelve first graders participated in a four week Simple Machines program here at Foust Elementary. In this program, students use Lego Education kits to build models from blueprints. Students learn basic concepts of gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels as well as how to read a blue print to design their simple machines.
On the evening of Thursday, September 15, families visited Foust Elementary and had a taste of what students do daily at school. Families were able to visit classrooms and learn about the curriculum in the classroom, the new Foust Buck system, the Leader In Me program, and more. Student leaders warmly greeted visitors as they toured the classroom. In addition to visiting the classrooms, families also visited special areas classes, such as music, gym, library, and science. This was also a great opportunity for students to show parents our new Dr. Ben Carson Reading Room. Once students had completed their visit and earned five punches, they received dinner. In all, we had about four hundred visitors tour our building and learn more about what students do at school each day.
On Friday, October 21, students were given the opportunity to spend Foust Bucks at the Halloween store. Items on sale included candy, wigs, decorations, accessories, and full costumes. Prices ranged from $1 to $50 for students who had been saving throughout the school year. Students earn Foust bucks for being at school on time and exhibiting outstanding behavior and responsibility through out the day. Students have many opportunities to shop throughout the year and many are already looking forward to our Christmas Store. In addition to staff members who donated items for the store, we would also like to thank local businesses for their discounts and donations including Target, 5 Below, Halloween Havoc, Sam's, and Bargain Hunt.
Foust looks a little more festive this week thanks to the classrooms who helped Deck the Halls. As part of our contest, classrooms were given the same tree and challenged to put forth the best student produced creation. After the ornaments were decorated, lights were lit, and tinsel strung, the judging began. Judges looked for theme, uniqueness, and creative use of materials. Once the scores were tallied, the top three trees were announced. In 3rd place was Mrs. Williams' class, in 2nd place Mrs. Blair's class, and the grand prize winner was Mrs. Condray's class! Winners will receive storytime with Ms. Moseley while enjoying cookies and milk. Congratulations to the winners and all students who helped spread the Holiday Spirit.
A small group of second graders were given the chance to take piano lessons as part of an enrichment group. These students practice for 30 minutes each morning and recently were ready to showcase their hard work. Parents and staff were invited to a recital where all piano students performed one of their favorite pieces.
Students participating in this enrichment group include Amelia Jones, Akaysha Dunn, Mary Cing, Amaree Swanagan, Madisyn Thomas and Javionte Thomas. This group is led by Corey Cellurale.