Throughout the month of March, a series of Bedtime Story videos will be published on the TK Facebook page. Teachers, staff and administrators throughout the district will be reading some of their favorite books. New videos will be posted at 7 p.m. each night and families are encouraged to gather for these fun bedtime stories!
Do you have a child who will be five on or before September 1st and are interested in enrolling them in Kindergarten or Young Fives? If so, open enrollment is happening now! Packets are available in the McFall office or on our website. The Young Fives program is on first come first served basis as space is limited. Any questions, call the McFall office at 269-795-3637.
A lunch of green eggs and ham kicked off the annual celebration of March as Reading Month at McFall Elementary. Throughout the month students are encouraged to read, read, read. They'll turn in slips for each book they've read and at the end of the month, if goals are met, will be treated to a most special day when they'll get to wear pajamas to school, have an ice cream party and enjoy Global Play Day - a day of fun and games!
First-grader Adam Beard wiggled in his seat while he meticulously painted each of the six pieces of a wooden ornament in bright colors. He stopped to examine each piece making sure no spot was left bare. "This one's mine," he said excitedly, beaming with pride as he handed over the pieces to waiting high school students. Armed with hot glue guns, the older students carefully put the pieces together to form a beautiful 3-D ornament ready for the first-graders to use as their own decorations at home.
A car, a garage, a pyramid and something that looks like a merry-go-round are all just a few of the many creations students in Molly Bumstead's McFall Elementary classroom have built using Magformers. Bumstead purchased the building toys thanks to a grant from the Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation. The building toys encourage creativity and early engineering skills. The plastic pieces have magnets so they easily attach to each other and lead to some very creative designs. Thank you TAEF for your generous support of TK Schools. The students LOVE their Magformers!