Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Biography Museum Brings Famous Characters to Life

Famous people such as Neil Armstrong, Ben Franklin, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pablo Picasso, Walt Disney and Albert Einstein gathered under one roof at Elementary North’s Biography Museum on Thursday. Behind the costumes and make-up were fourth-grade students who effectively portrayed some of the world’s most remarkable individuals. At the press of a button, students […]

Students Go On an Art Adventure in the Classroom

Students in Ms. Kaiser’s third-grade class learned all about perspective in today’s “Art Adventure.” They learned what techniques artists use to make things appear close up and far away. They learned about overlapping objects, texture, color, and size. They studied “St. George Killing the Dragon,” which is currently hanging at the Art Institute of Chicago, […]

Students Sample Different Genres at “Book Tasting”

Third-grade students at Elementary North were treated to a “Book Tasting” on Tuesday that was organized by students with the assistance of Ms. Karolczak, the school’s library specialist. The event included tables with “menus” where students learned about many different genres, including realistic fiction, poetry, historical fiction, informational, fantasy, mystery and biography. Students learned from […]

Time for Spring Planting

Libertyville High School students dropped off gardening kits, which included biodegradable pots, soil, seeds, shovels and watering cans, to all Elementary North first grade classes last week. This was in connection with We Week activities, in which participating schools conducted volunteer projects related to the environment. The first grade students had fun planting the seeds […]

Celebrating Earth Day

Miss Wolf’s kindergarten class engaged in numerous activities in celebration of Earth Day on Monday. Students learned all kinds of easy things they could do to help the environment. They wrote short sentences about what they would do and made smiling images of the planet earth using colorful crepe paper and paper plates.

Running Club is Soaring

Approximately 85 third, fourth and fifth graders at Elementary North have joined the Soar Running Club. Every Tuesday and Thursday they participate in a team building activity and then run laps around the school. They are preparing for a race at the end of May. Eighteen teachers have joined in the fun.