Jarman hosted the Alpha Academic Bowl competition between Andersen 4th and 5th grade teams on November 31 and December 1. We had great parent turnout. The Jarman fourth grade team won first place and Andersen took home second. The fifth grade Jarman teams won first and second and Andersen took third. There are a total of four teams and everyone plays three rounds including playing there own two teams. Questions are sometimes very difficult from current events to sports, it covers all areas of academics.
The Beta tournament will be hosted by Andersen in the Spring. Dates to be announced.
Students from the Union Collegiate Academy College and Careers Crew talked to members on a Board of Education subcommittee last week about their organizations and demonstrated a pictionary game they use that highlights the program.
The Bedlam Game between OSU and OU was a great motivator to the students of Jarman Elementary as they have been filling baskets of non-perishable goods for needy families. Because of the close competition of the drive, it was extended into this week as well. With OSU in the lead, the baskets will be picked up later this week and made available to those with the greatest needs.
The Jarman Student Council, lead by teachers Paige Bergin and Sharon Ellis showed their compassion and empathy for others during this special time of year.
First graders from Mrs. Brown’s room and fourth graders from Ms. Blakley’s room got together Friday, December 2, 2011, to celebrate how far they have come in writing this year. The party was complete with snacks and great reading material.
One of our former students, Vanessa Rambo, is attending Clary Sage College. She created and executed this design for one of our current students, ShaNeece Buchanan. Thought we would share the Redskin energy and the pride of being the four time state champions!
The concept of creating visual depth on a flat (2D) surface is tricky. Things look smaller the farther they are off in the distance. So to create this illusion, students drew their hands and feet in the foreground and the rest of their body smaller in the background. The resulting examples of “foreshortening” were a fun demonstration of a rather complex visual concept. ... see inside!