Did you know we have some future New York Times best selling authors right here in our school? Every year the Red Gables second graders create their very own hard bound book. Students start the writing process by choosing a special place and then create their story around that place. They write the story, draw the illustrations and even create an “about the author page” in the back. This is a marvelous tradition where parents and other faculty in the school come to a viewing and reading of each student’s book. The second grade classrooms do a wonderful job putting a cap on a stellar school year. For more photos please visit www.facebook.com/ensworthschool
The Ensworth Middle School put on quite the performance yesterday by showcasing some of their many talents for the whole school to enjoy. There were dancers, violinists, singers and broadway numbers worthy of any stage. The three hosts JaCoby Stevens, George Corzine and Wylie McDougall really brought on the laughs with their stellar MC skills. It was a wonderful assembly for all the ages to enjoy and really showcased some of the talent that we don’t get to see every day at Ensworth. Congratulations to all the participants and tech crew who worked hard to put together a wonderful show. Check out the rest of the pictures at www.facebook.com/ensworthschool
You have never seen a museum like this before! Legends and heroes from the present and past were on display in Frist Hall today to share all about the many accomplishments of their lives. The Ensworth fourth graders each chose a different historical figure to study and research for the annual Biography Fair. Each student then dresses up like their character and much like a museum is on display for students, faculty and parents to hear about the many things that make their person special to history. Olympic athletes, past presidents, TV personalities and sports heroes all came together to share some exciting historical stories. For more pictures from today visit us at www.facebookcom/ensworthschool
The Ensworth Red Gables students have been staying indoors on these rainy April days and exploring some new literature. First, Mrs. Terwilliger’s 8th grade English class have been reading Gentlehands. “It is this seemingly fluffy love story and then there is this great sub plot where we discover the grandfather was an infamous Nazi, and the boy has this moral dilemma,” said Mrs. T.
On the other side of campus in the lower school library, the 6th graders were dressed as their favorite character from their free reading period. Each student told about the elements of their story from the perspective of their character.
It’s a great day to get cozy on the couch and enjoy that book you have been meaning to pick-up before the beautiful spring weather forces us all outdoors!
The Middle School students were in for a nice surprise when the jazz band provided them with some fantastic musical numbers to spice up their lunchtime. Check out a sampling below. http://youtu.be/u6uqPDcYGIA
Mr. Champion’s students performed their original play, The Perfect Class, written by the entire class. The play starts out with a rowdy class that puts learning on the back burner in exchange for some dance parties. A stressed out Mr. Champion decides to try and create his “perfect” class. After visits from Gangham Style, Taylor Swift and Chewbacca it’s clear that this class was pretty perfect just the way it was. For more pictures visit us at www.facebook.com/ensworthschool
The Pre-1st students threw a party and everyone was invited. Every year the pre-1st students invite the entire school to stop by their classrooms to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Students help their guests decorate a yummy cookie, make a card for someone special and play Valentine theme games. This wonderful tradition involves faculty from both campuses and a special appearance by the 8th graders as well. For more pictures visit us at www.facebook.com/ensworthschool
Pulitzer Prize winning author and Ensworth parent, Jon Meacham, visited Red Gables students today for a special assembly then visited with individual classes to answer questions. “Presidents are real people. They get sick, they get scared, they have good days and bad days” said Meacham. Through stories about personal interactions with past presidents, and how he conducts his research when writing his books about deceased presidents, Meacham encouraged the students that they too can do anything they put their minds to. Including being president!
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Our youngest Ensworth tigers celebrated their 100th day of school yesterday. Pre-1st students had a big day of activities that all involved the number 100. There were milkshakes students stirred 100 times, hat decorating, number counting and necklaces with 100 pieces of fruit loops. Students and teachers had a great time celebrating the event and are looking forward to the rest of the school year. For more pictures from the day visit us at http://www.facebook.com/ensworthschool
Ensworth third graders were treated to a unique opportunity today to tour an actual sweets factory to coincide with their study of Roald Dahl’s classic book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Students were granted an all access tour of the Christie Cookie Company and were able to witness up close the complete cookie production process, learn from Christie’s marketing staff, and were even given the opportunity to roll out some hand-made cookies of their own. This opportunity was possible due to current Ensworth parents, Ensworth alumni, and the rest of the gracious and hospitable Christie Cookie staff.
As a follow-up to their cookie class, a representative from GooGoo Clusters candy visited them in the classroom today to talk all about the GooGoo cluster, how it is made, distributed, and how it has changed since the first candies hit the stores 100 years ago!
The third grade students will continue their studies of scrumptious delights by creating a candy concept of their own, designing the packaging that goes with it, and creating a commercial to promote it.
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