Anthony Elementary School

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Anthony Book Buddies Make Holiday Cards for Nursing Home Patients

First and fourth grade book buddies at Anthony Elementary teamed up for their monthly meeting on late start days this week. This time the pairs of students spent time creating holiday cards for patients in local nursing homes. Students colored the cards and wrote personalized messages for the patients.
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Anthony STUCO Rings Salvation Army Bells for Red Kettle Campaign

One of the coldest evenings of the winter season so far didn't stop student council members and sponsors from Anthony Elementary from ringing bells at Wal-Mart on behalf of the Salvation Army. Students braved the elements to ring bells for 2 hours. The group raised $144 to go toward the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.
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Anthony Fifth Graders Present Wax Museum

Fifth graders at Anthony Elementary hosted a wax museum for parents, peers, and staff members. Each student selected a person to research and prepared a short speech to share about their person when visitors stopped at their display in the wax museum. Some of the famous people students researched included athlete Muhammad Ali, musician Michael Jackson, and president George Washington.
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Anthony STEM Club Traps Gingerbread Man

Students in the Anthony STEM Club had the task of making a trap to catch a gingerbread man. Students decorated their gingerbread men, then designed and created their trap using a cardboard box, string, glue, tape, straws, popsicle sticks and q-tips. They put "bait" for the gingerbread man in their traps, just like you would put cheese in a mouse trap.
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Anthony Fifth Graders Learn About Revolutionary War from USD 453 Board Member

Recently, USD 453 Board of Education Member, Doug Darling, gave the first of four Revolutionary War presentations to the district’s fifth grade students at Anthony Elementary. Mr. Darling has studied the history of the American Revolution and offered to provide presentations to the students. As part of his presentation, Mr. Darling brought his reproduction revolutionary war weapons for the students to see and explained how the guns were loaded and fired. Mr. Darling also spoke with students about the evolution of the currency system during the Revolutionary War and brought in reproductions of Revolutionary War era currency for students to see. Mr. Darling has plans to visit the district’s other three elementary schools later this year to offer a similar presentation.
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BlockFest a Big Hit at Anthony Elementary School

On November 20th, kindergarten and first grade students enjoyed BlockFest. Children had fun playing with five types of blocks as they learned math and science skills such as shapes, colors, sizes, counting, building basics of putting the largest on the bottom and being unable to build a tower on a point or curve.
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Anthony Staff Members Give Out Free Hugs

This Wednesday was "Free Hug Wednesday" at Anthony Elementary. Several staff members at the school came up with the idea to help students get their day off to a great start. Mr. David Day, Anthony Elementary 4th grade teacher, said, "Hugs can turn around anyone's day. You can be going through something tough, and knowing someone cares can change your whole outlook." The group plans to make Free Hug Day an every Wednesday occurrence.
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Students Reconnect with Book Buddies

During the most recent late start, first and fourth graders at Anthony got together for another round of book buddies. During their time together, students worked making thank you cards for local veterans. The cards will be delivered to veterans living in Leavenworth.
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Art Instagram Page @anthonyartroom

We are excited to announce that Mr. Waldron will be starting an Instagram page for our art room! You should have received a letter regarding the details, which includes a way for you to opt out if you do not wish for your child’s art to be published on Instagram. Mr. Waldron will start posting pictures November 28th!
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