Christmas Story Time

To celebrate the Christmas season we visited the first grade at Elgin Public and St. Boniface to read Jingle Bells by Iza Trapani. The book takes us on a Christmas sleigh ride around the world to discover traditions from Mexico, Sweden, the Philippines, Poland, Italy, Kenya, and the United States. To celebrate a tradition from Mexico, the children made poinsettias.

St. Boniface first grade class
First grade at Elgin Public School

Rockets to the Rescue

Have you every wondered what it would be like to be an aerospace engineer? Professional engineers frequently encounter design challenges when developing, manufacturing and testing aerospace products. They must be creative and use their imaginations to best solve problems. During our final activity time, the kids designed, built and launched a rocket to test for height and distance. The pictures show the kids testing their rocket creations.

SEUSS-A-BRATION

On March 2, Elgin Public Library celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Ten children listened to Dr. Seuss books, made masks, played games and ate lots and lots of green eggs and ham. Fun was had by all and in the words of Dr. Seuss:

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”
― Dr. Seuss