Buehler Buddies First Grade Buehler Buddies made their final visit to their next door neighbor on Wednesday, May 9. Once a month Jane Bielenberg's 20 First Grade students walk to Buehler Home to visit residents. The children and seniors read together, wok on crafts and enjoy a snack. Mrs. Bielenberg initiated the program to address the children's social and emotional development, a key component of the District's five-year strategic plan. The activity was made possible through a Peoria Public Schools Foundation Grant.
Teachers, students, families and friends turned out Thursday night, May 10, for the annual Thomas Jefferson Carnival. There were games galore, face painting, a bouncy house, food and prizes for all. The event, which is sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson PTO, raises funds to purchase supplies and materials for classroom teachers at Thomas Jefferson.
First Grade students visited and explored Forest Park Nature Center on Monday, May 7. Students were immersed in nature as they hiked the forest and prairie. They were guided to observe plants and animals and the habitats that support them by Forest Park Naturalists. The fieldtrip was made possible through a Peoria Public Schools Foundation Field Experience Grant that was awarded to First Grade teacher, Jane Bielenberg.