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Lions Club conducts annual elementary vision screening

Posted on: October 30, 2017

This month, the East Albany Lions Club conducted their annual vision screening program for elementary students. Each year, they visit every elementary school in the district.

With parent permission, students sit for eye measurements taken with a device that is similar in appearance to a camera or a pair of binoculars. The screening is fast and does not require students to read eye charts or look into vision machines. The procedure is so quick that four Lions Club members using four devices can examine an entire class in just 10 minutes.

Results are later shared with families. If results indicate additional testing is needed, parent receive a letter recommending additional evaluation by an eyecare specialist. The Lions Club can help needy families obtain eyeglasses if necessary.




Tangent holds color run fundraiser

Posted on: October 18, 2017

The Tangent Elementary School Around the World Color Run fundraiser was today. The combined fun/fundraising event benefited the school Parent Teacher Club.

Students walked or ran around the school track and participated in several obstacles along the way. A “color zone’ consisted of adult volunteers who threw non-toxic colored powder on the students as they passed. The color zone could be bypassed if students did not wish to go through it. Students and staff participated and South Albany High School Leadership students assisted in the event.

1st Grade News from the Classroom Corner

Posted on: October 18, 2017

1st grade began the Stellaluna Language Arts lessons this month and Mrs. Nelson jump started the lessons in a big way by dressing the part to get her students excited!

“When Stellaluna is separated from her mother before she is old enough to fly, she finds out that not all winged creatures eat fruit. Swallowing food that crawls is just one of the many amazing things this little fruit bat must learn to do.”

Students will think about friendships and lessons learned in this beautiful story. They will think about themselves and when they learned the meaning of friendship. They will also learn to write narratives from beginning to end using common vocabulary in recounting their story.

1st Grade News from The Classroom Corner

Posted on: October 12, 2017

Mrs. Nelson’s class spent the first month in science learning about how animals use their different body parts and what makes them unique. The students learned that animals use their noses, ears, tails, eyes, mouths and feet in very different ways, and for different reasons.

In the following activity that focused on teeth, students were asked to draw themselves with the animal teeth of their choice. Then, they had the opportunity to write about what kind of teeth they wished they had,  why they wanted them, what they would do with them, and what would make them fun. Some of the photos from their class wall are below.

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