S.T.E.A.M. Night a Success! S.T.E.A.M. Night was held on Thursday, February 25, at Thomas Jefferson Primary School. Staff, students, and families enjoyed viewing and participating in a variety of scientific activities and experiments. Each grade level presented a group scientific investigation incorporating technology, engineering, art and math. Individual students also created science projects.
Thomas Jefferson First Grade students travelled to the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Tuesday, January 16. The fieldtrip was sponsored by the "Every Student Initiative". This initiative was funded by a grant from the Barton Family Foundation which provides admission and transportation funding for educational fieldtrips. The adventure began with a showing of "The Flight of the Butterflies" on the Giant Screen Theater. In the "River Gallery" students viewed animal habitats and survival techniques. "The Street" allowed students to create and explore with hands-on activities. The "IHSA Experience" gave students the opportunity to interact with movement.
The Puppet Troupe of the Peoria Symphony Guild of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra presented the puppet show "Pere Gynt" at Thomas Jefferson School on Tuesday, January 30. The troupe provides hand puppet shows to foster music appreciation. Children in grades k-2 enjoyed the musical story of "Pere Gynt". Students were instructed to listen to the tempo, mood and dynamics of the music. The musical opera also taught lessons - work hard, do not steal and always tell the truth.
Thomas Jefferson Celebrates 100 Days of School! On Monday, January 29, students at Thomas Jefferson celebrated 100 Days of School! Classes participated in a variety of activities including: building structures out of 100 cups, snack stations with 100 goodies, displaying collections of 100 items and discussing what they would do with $100!