During the soggy wet afternoon, the drizzling rain kept coming. My drive around the country side was on a road surrounded by a green lush valley that seemed to stretch upward towards the sky. As the sun began to peak out from between the clouds, there was a small rainbow visible between the trees. The further I drove the more brilliant the rainbow became until it stretched across the valley from side to side. It was an amazing sight and I wondered just which end held the pot of gold?
Seeing the beautiful rainbow shining through the gray drizzly sky made me think about how fortunate we are to have such great educational programs supporting our students’ learning environment. The brilliant rainbow of programs includes many learning activities at all levels. Recently our students and parents have had the chance to enjoy some of the extended learning opportunities.
The Science Fair was amazing! Students used their knowledge of the scientific process to research a topic, perform an experiment, gather data, and present the results to their teachers, parents, community members and peers. One especially interesting experiment had some of our students making what Mr. Hamilton referred to as “Elephant’s Toothpaste.” It was an amazing mix of ingredients, topped off with hydrogen peroxide to make a foaming batch of foaming colored paste. Another fascinating experiment spotlighted the “5 Second Rule.” The students completing this experiment investigated various locations that one might drop a piece of candy or potato chip and grew various bacterial cultures from those areas.
Another ray of our science curriculum rainbow of learning activities was the elementary science night. Our students had a terrific time interacting with teachers, high school students and Principal Powell over scientific experiments and interesting activities. Mrs. Powell even let the children and their parents hold giant cockroaches! The hard work and dedication of our teaching staff resulted in an unparalleled opportunity for our students to not only learn academically, but stretch themselves and their understanding and knowledge in science.
As we work closely with the teachers in our child’s school, we find ourselves in an educational rainbow of opportunities for our children that extend far beyond fun science experiments and activities. This expanding rainbow of learning opportunities will lead our children to develop their talents in art, music, math, reading, social studies and physical education. By providing the full spectrum of learning to our children, teachers lead them to develop into the leaders of tomorrow.
The rainbow of learning opportunities available to our children in the Columbia School District through our highly qualified teachers will give our children the tenacity to become a jet pilot, the ingenuity to become an automobile designer, or the enthusiasm to become a kindergarten teacher. Each day I have the opportunity to see children learning at all different levels in our Columbia School District classrooms.
Each and every day the teachers and members of the Columbia School District family come together to provide educational activities and learning opportunities for our students to brighten our children’s day, just like the rainbow in the valley brightened my day. If you are interested in learning more about how your child could benefit from the awesome learning environment at the Columbia School District, would like a tour or to have your child shadow one of our terrific students please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 5175926641.