Great things are happening in Poudre School District schools including Blevins Middle School students tie-dying with Olander Elementary first-graders, several schools participating in Cans Around the Oval, and third-graders receiving dictionaries from the Rotary club. Read about them below!
The rotary clubs have been distributing the dictionaries all fall in support of literacy in the Fort Collins. Rotary began the dictionary program as a pilot program in 2006. The program now includes all third-graders in the PSD area, including charter and private schools, as well as home-schooled children. This rotary clubs Club sell fresh Colorado peaches to pay for the dictionaries.
First-graders at Olander Elementary School of Project-Based Learning and seventh- graders at Blevins Middle School recently worked together on an educational tie-dying activity.
The seventh- graders, who are studying chemistry, and the first-graders, who are studying solids/liquids/gases, became buddies and wrote letters to each other. When first-graders visited Blevins, the seventh- graders taught them how to tie-dye and they ate lunch together. Students improved their science skills while also learning about each other, relationships and communication. One seventh-grader said, "My first grade buddy brought out my inner child and it was so fun to work with her." The buses used for transporting the students were generously funded through a grant from the Bohemian Foundation.