Monday, May 19, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
We, the sixth grade, were told by our sixth grade teachers that a lady that we call “Mrs. Storey” was coming to our school to talk about drugs for 18 weeks. I thought that it was going to be boring and a way of getting out of work, but it turns out the sixth grade really likes Mrs. Storey.
We only had two more weeks for Mrs. Storey to come to our school. When she came, she brought along two lungs. One was a healthy lung that was big, lightweight, pink and looked like roast. The other one was much smaller than the healthy lung. It was black, heavy, and looked like a rock. She brought the lungs to show us what smoking can do to your body and your lungs over the years. Holding the lung was a once in a lifetime experience.
The point of Mrs. Storey coming to our school and teaching us life skills was to try to make a difference and try her best to convince kids like us that smoking, drinking, and doing drugs is not the way to go AND to always remember that your attitude will get you a long way in life!
Thanks, First Family and Fran Storey for bringing this program to Raymond L. Young!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Mr. Tim Hallmark, Cole's uncle, shared with us
his humble experiences during his 14 month stay
in Iraq. He brought each child a US Army pin,
Army tags, a keychain and iron-on US Flags. The
students were captivated by his presentation and
so proud to wear their pins and flags. After looking
at the pictures he took while in Iraq and the surrounding
area, the students quickly concluded that they are
truly blessed to be an American and live in the land
of the free. Thanks, Mr. Hallmark!
Hungry? Food is in these containers! The students
couldn't believe an entire meal was in these
packages. And, Mrs. Armstrong would not
volunteer to eat it, either!
The students going through their "goody bags"
from Mr. Hallmark.
Mr. Johnathan Guy, Haley's & Logan's dad and guard at
FCI, spoke to Mrs. Armstrong's and Mrs. Nabors'
classes about working at a Federal Prison. He
showed to us his belt which houses his flashlight,
plastic gloves, keys and other necessities. He also
showed to us his protective vest he has to wear
in case things take a turn for the worst. The students
were so attentive and asked very good questions.
Thank you, Mr. Guy! We loved your presentation!
Some of the students think Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs.
Nabors would make wonderful guards! Thanks, again!
Monday, May 5, 2008
May 5-9 is "Career Week" at R. L. Young.
Mrs. Alisa Hurst, teacher at AIB and mother to
Hayden and Hunter, took time out of
her busy schedule and spent her planning time in
Mrs. Armstrong's second grade class today! She
spoke to us about becoming and being a teacher
to the visually impaired. She shared with us her
degrees, her books, her Braille Writer and showed
to us a cane that is used by VI citizens. We've learned
about another branch of education through Mrs.
Hurst's willingness to share. Thank you, Mrs. Hurst! We
loved your presentation!