Longleaf Elementary has been named a Participating School by the MAC (Mississippi Arts Commission). We have many professional development opportunities for our teachers to attend. We will be integrating arts in our classroom and throughout the school to allow our students to deepen their knowledge and learning experiences.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Spooktacular Projects

Longleaf students are so creative! Check out the spooktacular projects created by our kindergarten, first, and third grade students! 

After learning about the letter Mm, kindergarten students created Monster Masterpieces! The kids used items from around their house to create these marvelous monsters! I love how each monster is interesting and unique! 

First grade students created a storybook pumpkin patch! The kids turned pumpkins into characters from stories, and they wrote about the characters! These pumpkins are so awesome! 

After learning about descriptive writing techniques, third grade students pretended to be real-estate agents and created booklets describing the house they were trying to sell! This was no easy task because the houses were haunted! After creating the booklet, each student created a house that reflected the descriptive writing. Wow! These are so cool! 

Good job, Longleaf students and teachers!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Constitution Day!

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Longleaf third grade students celebrated Constitution Day on September 16th! This is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States and those who have become US citizens. 

Students learned the Star Spangled Banner during music prior to the special day. Students rotated to different stations to learn about the Liberty Bell, The Statute of Liberty, The Preamble, and Why the American Flag is important. They also learned about George Washington. While creating art projects, the students learned the symbolism and importance of each! 

What a wonderful way to integrate the arts while learning about the history of our county! Good job, third grade!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Day the Monsters Came to School

Longleaf 5th grade students created some really marvelous monster sculptures!  Each student used play dough to create a unique monster! They will use their monster creations as inspiration to write a narrative that describes the monster's first day at Longleaf!  

Check out the cool creatures!