Thursday, December 12, 2013

But inside, it's so delightful...

Despite the frigid school temperatures outside, warm and joyful learning is happening inside Dryden. Come take a peek!

Record-breaking freezing temperatures have hit the Chicago area this week, Brrr! But, as long as the windchill was above zero degrees, children were happily playing outside in the first snow. 
Fortunately, inside Dryden, it is merry and bright and WARM! The kindergarten hallway was transformed into a cheerful, welcoming Gingerbread Village decorated with students' artwork. 

First grade students are learning from second grade students as they present their national landmark research projects. 

Thank you, Dryden Families, for donating $1358.80 to the Dolphins Filling Buckets coin drive for the American Red Cross. All of our donations will aid Illinois families affected by the tornadoes in November. 

Guitar lessons are beginning during 5th grade music class!

During PE, fifth grade students teach kindergarten students about the circulatory system with this obstacle course simulation of the heart.

During Computer Science Education Week, students participated in an Hour of Code to learn about computer programming.
Dryden students and staff show their school spirit each month with a fun dress-up theme. Our most recent was Crazy Hat Day. Yee-haw!

A great number of students have been participating in Fuel Up to Play 60 Club by the Midwest Dairy Council, and Dryden is being recognized for the students' outstanding participation in a variety of fun, healthy activities. They won 3rd place in the Milk Mustache Contest for National World Milk Day. Club sponsor, Mrs. Crandall was invited to Halas Hall to meet the Chicago Bears football players and network with 25 other Fuel Up to Play school representatives from across the state.