Using pool noodles as drumsticks and yoga balls as the drum, McFall students are getting an aerobic workout as they drum along to the rhythm of some popular songs.
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We're excited to welcome our Young 5's and Kindergarten students for the 2022-23 school year!
With paper plates under their feet and pool noodles as their ski poles, McFall students cross country skied across the gym floor. Sitting on wheeled crawlers, they navigated the curvy bobsled track and, practicing their dexterity they lined up a hockey shot on goal after weaving through defenders.
Teaching elementary students is Marilyn Whitney’s second career - but the one she always intended to do. Now in her 22nd year of teaching at TK, Whitney said she still loves the job and especially her young students. She taught preschool for 10 years and is now in her 12th year teaching Young 5’s at McFall, enjoying the daily hugs as her students rush in each morning and the hugs again as they leave at the end of the day.
After a year off because of COVID, Thornapple Kellogg Odyssey of the Mind teams stepped up this weekend in a big way advancing seven of the district’s nine teams to the state finals.
With a small tray filled with a colorful mix of blue and yellow sand, McFall first graders practiced writing letters that matched sounds spoken by their teacher.
Being kind to others is a lesson anyone can learn at any age - even 6 and 7 year-olds in first grade.
McFall Elementary Young 5’s teacher Emily Straub is the recipient of a $1,000 Lake Michigan Credit Union Roots in Education grant.