May 20, 2013
Greendale Schools Superintendent Dr. John Tharpe shared his Basketball skills with over 50 Canterbury students after school last Wednesday. Thanks to all the parent volunteers that helped out. The students scored a lot of baskets, but even more smiles. Remember, if there's anything you think you could share with the students, Try-It-Time will be looking for parents to share again next year!
May 13, 2013
In an effort to provide as many Life Fitness opportunities as possible in our Physical Education classes, we offered a Rollerskating Unit this year. The Canterbury PTO graciously funded the cost for this program. As a culmination of our unit, we hosted a Canterbury Rollerskating Night at Incredi-Roll Skate and Family Fun Center on Thursday, May 9. We had over 180 people rollerskating and many more watching from rinkside. It was a great opportunity for children of all ages to enjoy a night of fun and friends!
May 9, 2013
The Kindergartners at Canterbury Elementary School celebrated “Muffins With Mom” on Wednesday, May 8. The students made gifts for their moms and enjoyed muffins and juice together. The students also sang a wonderful song called “You’re Beautiful To Me!” It was an event that the moms and students will never forget!
May 5, 2013
Students in 8th grade art at Greendale Middle School created their own children's picture books based on their personal favorite story from when they were younger. They studied about the different cultures of storytelling and narratives through history. They used the ideas to create their story. Books were made by using watercolor and thin line ink to illustrate. When books were completed, they were shared with students in Kindergarten and 2nd grade at Canterbury. The sharing time at Canterbury was very fun, and 8th grade said this is something they will not forget.
May 2, 2013
The K5 and 1st Grade classrooms partnered up to create something for the community. They created bird feeders with flowers and a special note to go inside. The classrooms walked around the Canterbury neighborhood and placed their bird feeders on neighborhood doors. The kids had a great time and we met some very friendly and appreciative neighbors.
May 2, 2013
First Graders at Canterbury attended Schlitz Audubon Center in Milwaukee this week. We had a great time and had perfect weather! The kids learned about different parts of a plant and about the process in which plants grow...Photosynthesis! They even got to eat many parts of a plant: root, stem, leaves, flower, glucose, seed, bark and fruit! They had a great time and learned lots!
April 25, 2013
The students at Canterbury celebrated Earth Day by learning various ways they can make a difference in their environment. They read “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss, viewed a BrainPop video about Earth Day, read picture books about protecting our environment and wrote letters to Mother Earth, sharing how they plan to protect the Earth. Finally, the students reused containers from home to begin growing plants that they can transplant in their gardens. They also will take home a garden stone inscribed with the word “unless” to remind them of the difference they can make in protecting the Earth.
April 24, 2013
GMS Tobacco Fighters brought tobacco prevention games to Canterbury for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to play. Students could choose from such games as FACT Match, 3 Question Jeopardy, Tobacco Free Pencil Tree and more. Students who played at least 4 of the games had their names put in a drawing for prizes.
April 19, 2013
In a recent collaborative effort, ten fourth and fifth graders from the Canterbury Student Council met with the Greendale Middle School PRIDE Committee to talk about Canterbury’s Alex's Lemonade Stand project, which raises funds to fight childhood cancer. Eighth graders from the PRIDE committee asked the student council members how they chose the project and organized everything. The PRIDE Committee is thinking about extending Canterbury's project to the middle school.
April 8, 2013
Canterbury Elementary School has teamed up with Northwestern Mutual and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help raise money to fight childhood cancer. All proceeds from the Canterbury Lemonade Stand, which will appear at various functions and on certain Fridays throughout the school year, will go directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Their first Lemonade Stand was held at Canterbury’s Open House on Wednesday, March 27, and was a big success! The student council raised $310 selling lemonade at 50 cents a glass. Robby McFaul, director of Greendale Public Works, built a stand for the effort. Canterbury students along with teachers, Katie Dams and Marlo Dentice-Johnson, painted the stand. Donations to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in honor of Canterbury school can be made online. The project name is Canterbury CARES.
April 2, 2013
Canterbury annual School Museum was held on Wednesday, March 27. The classes designed and created a museum exhibition about “Oh, The Places We’ll Go!” by exploring the world through author and genre studies. The students researched and constructed exhibits for our museum through inquiry and project-based learning exploration. During the opening night, students performed demonstrations, lead tours, and answered visitors’ questions. The students were extremely excited and proud to present their work!
March 27, 2013
Greendale's Canterbury Elementary School Student Council has partnered with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to sponsor a variety of lemonade stand events at school activities in the coming months. The first lemonade stand is Wednesday, March 27, during the school's family open house. Robby McFaul, director of Greendale Public Works, built a stand for the effort. Canterbury students along with teachers, Katie Dams and Marlo Dentice-Johnson, painted the stand. Donations to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in honor of Canterbury school can be made online at AlexsLemonade.com. The project name is Canterbury CARES. Community members interested in donating to the Canterbury stands can contact Mrs. Dentice-Johnson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 25, 2013
Fourth graders from Canterbury had the opportunity to work with the American Lung Association of Wisconsin's traveling Bronchiole Exhibit. This exhibit demonstrated the difference between healthy, diseased and asthmatic bronchioles. Tape recorders mounted underneath the bronchioles even played the different breathing sounds.
March 17, 2013
This past week, some 7th graders from Greendale Middle School teamed up with Canterbury's 3rd graders to help them with their inquiry projects for their School Museum coming up Wednesday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. These students are researching endangered animals for their exhibit.
March 17, 2013
The Trinity Irish Dancers visited Canterbury on Friday and gave a stellar performance in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day. They ran through several numbers they have performed all over the world. We were excited to see a couple Canterbury students as members of the troupe! The dancers concluded their show with a brief lesson for several Canterbury students whom they took as volunteers from the audience.