Thursday, December 1, 2016

Book Fair Extravaganza



We are in the middle of our annual Book Fair with Scholastic.  Each year we host the book fair and students look forward to going through and making a wish list for books.  Our librarian, Mrs. Messinger, works hard to set up for this and make it a huge success.  Through the book fair, we are able to add $4000-5000 worth of books to our library each year!  Tuesday night was family night at the book fair and we had a wonderful turn out of parents, grandparents, students and faculty.

We have selections for our younger students and young adults.





There are gadgets and gizmos, building sets and science projects.



Of course, there are also posters and other toys!

A few of the books I have picked out to read with or for my boys are:



 You can still come today or tomorrow of this week to browse, purchase a Christmas gift and support reading at TFCA!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

We pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving celebrating with family and friends. The Lord has blessed us greatly as a school and we are grateful for that.

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Student Art on Display

Mrs. Bourne is gearing up for our Christmas Art Show.  This year we will have all of our students' first semester art projects on display during the Elementary and MS Christmas programs.  In the past, we've done one art show in the Spring and kept everyone's work until then.  This year, we will have two art shows.  One will be in conjunction with the Christmas programs and then another will be in May. 

Here are some samples of what is already up around the hallways:


Our Christmas programs will be Thursday, December 1 at 6 pm when our MS/HS Drama presents "Ebenezer's Christmas Carol" along with our Chorus presenting, "Old English Christmas Carols".
Our Elementary students will have TK-2nd grade performing at 6 pm on December 8 and the 3rd-5th graders presenting their program at 6:45 the same evening.  Come see our students sing and perform and explore our hallways filled with student art work.








Monday, November 21, 2016

Reality Store with the Eighth Grade

Each year we take our eighth grade students to the Reality Store.  This is an event sponsored by the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce and area businesses and individuals.  Students are assigned an occupation based on their GPA, an annual and monthly salary and number of children (which is based on their attendance and tardies). 



Once there, they have to report to Uncle Sam and pay taxes first!  They then work their way through about 20 different stations to arrange housing, insurance, transportation, child care, groceries, furniture, and more.  They have opportunities to sign up for supplemental income by enlisting in the National Guard and/or part-time jobs with Walmart or Kroger.  I always enjoy when the National Guard representative puts them through drills and calisthenics!



Each year I enjoy going with the students and hearing their conversations and reactions to this experience.  One student came up to me at the end and said, "Mrs. Tigges, if I didn't have any kids, I would have a lot of money!" and another student said, "How do my parents do this?". 




I appreciate the work that our local Chamber of Commerce does to put this together.  It is a valuable experience for students as they navigate what it means to pay your bills and have a set amount of money to work with to manage.  They make them talk about savings, insurance, and more. 


These type of activities are so important for our students as they continue to connect their choices to life consequences!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

If I Had a Hammer demonstration

Today we were fortunate to host a visitor in our middle school math class to demonstrate the "If I Had a Hammer" math curriculum.  If you'd like to see a demonstration of this, go to the website here.


I really enjoyed seeing how he used technology and manipulatives to teach measurement, fractions and more.  The students really grasped what he was teaching from a visual, audio and tactile point of view. 

Here are a few photographs of our students interacting with the demonstration.



I am excited to see how we are able to incorporate real life application of math concepts into our classrooms. Making house plans, building scale models, calculating mortgage rates and more are all ways to help our students learn how they actually WILL use math each day. 

We are Thankful......

One of my favorite things about our school is being able to walk around and see student work displayed and/or hear them during instruction in class.  Right now, there are a lot of items on display about Thanksgiving and being thankful.  I thought I would share a few of them on the blog:


Mrs. Bevins' 4th graders



Mrs. James' 3rd graders



First Graders writing



Preschool



Kindergarten 



2nd Grade Turkeys



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Upcoming Service Opportunities

It is such a blessing to lead students to serve our community.  We have several upcoming opportunities to serve Frankfort and beyond.

1- Operation Christmas Child boxes - our shoeboxes are due back by WEDNESDAY, November 16.  We will pray over them and dedicate them in our chapel services on that day.

 Operation Christmas Child

2- Ringing Bells for Salvation Army - we currently have openings to help ring the bell for the  Salvation Army at the East Side Kroger THIS SATURDAY, November 19 from 10am-8 pm.  See the sign up genius link to sign up for time:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48a9ae23a3fa7-volunteer

 

3- "CRAM the CRUISER" - we are partnering with the Kentucky State Police to bring in non-perishable food items from November 22-December 12.  You may send in any non-perishable food items during that time and we will deliver them to help feed people in and around Frankfort during the holiday season. 

 

Thank you in advance for partnering with us as we strive to serve those less fortunate in our community!