On Friday, March 8, Salem Elementary's kindergarten students excitedly showed up to school, sporting their new cars. Their cardboard, Kindy 500 Cars, that is. Students then drove their cars through the hallways of school, making several stops throughout the day, to learn about many of our Nation's memorials and patriotic symbols. Students had a wonderful time on their road trip, visiting Lincoln Memorial, The Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, Mt. Rushmore, a Bald Eagle, and more! Students were especially excited for the soveniers that they were able to take home.
Last week Salem Elementary Kindergarteners invited their grandparents to come to school with them for Grandparents Day. It is such a fun day for Kindergarteners. They are so excited to have the opportunity to be the 'teacher' and teach their grandparents some of the things they do each day at school. Grandparents are always amazed at how much their grandchild knows and has learned in Kindergarten! A lot has changed since they were in kindergarten!
Each month our Principal, Mr. Welburn, reads to the students here at Salem Elementary. Students are always very excited to hear the stories that he shares, and the stories are remembered and talked about throughout the year. It has been a fun way for the students to get to know their principal a little better. They look up to him for his love of reading, and appreciate him taking the time to share it with them.
Dr. Benjamin Hulse, DDS visited Salem Elementary second graders to teach them about proper dental hygeine. Students learned about the affects sugar has on their teeth and how to properly brush and floss their teeth. Students were smiling when they each received a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Dr. Hulse practice is Salem Smiles, which just recently opened it's doors for business. Thank you Dr. Hulse for the wonderful presentation.
Val-O-Grams are now on sale before school onle on February 11th-13th. They are 25 cents each or 5 for $1.00. Please be sure to come to school early so that you have enough time to buy, fill out, and sort your Val-O-Grams before school starts. PTA helpers will be there to help students fill out the Val-O-Grams more quickly. Parents are also welcome to come and help their child.