“It’s very sad, really. You can’t buy it, you can’t steal it, it’s not going to show up at your door.” — Kevin O’Malley
As silly as things might have seemed at Roberts School this past Wednesday, illustrator and author Kevin O’Malley shared an important message with Roberts students: if you want to get good at something, you have to work at it! Between laughs, drawings, and stories, Kevin O’Malley talked about good storytelling, diligence, and perseverance. Since Mr. O’Malley’s books are so full of figurative language, students created welcome banners full of “hand” idioms and puns. With his visit to Roberts, Kevin completed a Moorestown trifecta, having visited all three K-3 schools in one year. We suspect he had as much fun as we did!
The Vocational Transitions Program is helping again! This time, they took great pleasure in setting up for the “Hometown Hall of Fame” ceremony at Moorestown High School. The students of the Vocational Transitions Program steamed the table clothes and prepared food platters for the event. The students also decorated the entrance with balloons and banners for the ceremony’s honoree, Mr. Dave Robinson. The 12-year NFL veteran and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee was a true inspiration to all…and the event was a great success!
Thanks to Home and School, Baker students enjoyed Author Day with special guest Kevin O’Malley. Kevin is a noted author and illustrator famed for his Miss Malarkey series, Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude, and close to 70 other books. Kevin entertained the students with wit, magic tricks, and lots of great writing and illustrating tips. After presenting three assemblies, Kevin signed about 340 books. The Baker Bears loved him and learned about writing at the same time. Prior to his visit, grades K-3 had studied his works in library class with Mrs. Ann Ferruggia.
Students in Baker School’s kindergartens have been learning about Thanksgiving through stories and poems. They celebrated the culmination of their unit with a community activity. Students made Indian tunics and headbands decorated with picture symbols in their own rooms. Then, they switched classes to make Thanksgiving themed puppets, placemats, and cereal necklaces. The day was capped off as they enjoyed pretzels and fresh fruit for snack. Teachers Syreeta Lee, Sharon Kulik, and Susan Kuzy supervised the activities along with assistance from parent volunteers.