Northeast holds Fall Family Learning Night


Education extended beyond the school day for pre-K and kindergarten students at Northeast Elementary School as they participated in Fall Family Learning Night on Oct. 26.

Parents and children were treated to dinner before the learning began. Children, dressed in costumes, rotated among the many Halloween-themed stations in the gymnasium, which focused on English Language Arts and math skills. At spider math, students would role dice, identify the number and put that many toy spiders on a web. For candy corn puzzles, children had to match uppercase and lowercase letters, along with a picture of an object that started with that letter. Other games included sight word bowling, a skeleton letter game and bingo.

The stations were led by teachers and members of the National Junior Honor Society from Edmund W. Miles Middle School. Each activity came with a sheet of suggested activities that parents and their children could do at home together to further develop ELA and math skills.

Principal Dr. Pauline Collins presented a Title I workshop for parents. She explained the academic expectations at Northeast, how children are assessed and monitored, and how to increase family involvement in the education process.