Third graders in Mrs. Eckelman’s class learned about composting through an inquiry project with Ms. Megan Willis, a JMU graduate student. Students researched composting and participated in hands-on activities, creating a compost bin and studying the process by which organic matter breaks down.
The Second Graders in Mrs. Yates’ Reading Class performed Readers’ Theater using the book
You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Mother Goose Tales, by Mary Ann Hoberman.
Cub Run is participating in National Bullying Prevention Month with a number of events and activities. We will focus on the power of the bystander to combat bullying.
PE Teachers Kirk Messick and Teri Trick created a game in which students practice the strategies they are taught to cope with bullying behavior. The bully is the tagger. Once tagged, the person turns to the bully and says “Stop, I don’t like that!” and holds up his hand. A bystander comes by and gives him a high five and says, “Good job.” Then the targeted student goes to the adult who asks, “What happened?” to which the student responds, “I was bullied.” The adult asks the child how it felt to be bullied, and what steps they followed to make the situation better.
Cub Run will also participate in a bullying-prevention-themed Spirit Week this month with the following dress-up days:
Tuesday, Oct. 29th
Crazy and creative shoes, socks and gloves
“Take a STAND, lend a HAND”
Wednesday, Oct. 30th
Sports teams and athletics
“Team up against bullying”
Thursday, Oct. 31st
Dress like a hero
“Be a hero: take a stand against bullying”
Friday, Nov. 1
Cub Run spirit wear / Maroon and White
“Cub Run takes a stand against bullying”
On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 students in grades 3-5 gathered for a special assembly. Candidates for the SCA offices of president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary presented carefully scripted and rehearsed speeches to their peers, after which voting took place.
Congratulations to the following students on their positions as Cub Run SCA officers for the 2013-2014 school year:
President: Witt Scafidi
Vice President: Kayleigh Doss
Secretary: Hayden Lutz
Treasurer: Madison Knight
We would like to thank all participating students for their efforts and acknowledge the efforts of teachers Sheri Lutz and Maria Zehr for their roles in making the SCA elections a success.
On Tuesday, September 10, Cub Run welcomed magician Jonathan Austin for an assembly. Mr. Austin wowed the student body with balancing acts, card tricks, and a real rabbit as also he imparted a serious message of the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Students in Mrs. Morris’s third grade math class wrote on balloons to create expanded forms of numbers. They can tell you that the number form of four thousand, three hundred twenty-seven is 4,327, and that the expanded form, written across an expanded balloon, would be 4,000 + 300 + 20 + 7. At the end of the lesson, students simultaneously let their expanded form balloons go.
Cub Run opened its doors to 617 students this week. Welcome back to all our cubs!
Cub Run students and teachers enjoyed another fun-filled Field Day this week. Enjoy some pictures of 4th and 5th graders as they participated in the wet and wild activities!