The pick up line was all abuzz today as the whole school let out for the summer at noon. The little girls exchanged hugs and giggles, the older girls gave high fives and a few hugs as well. The boys of all ages were hyped up and ready for fun! Congratulations on a year of hard work and intensive learning, students. Enjoy your summer – you deserve it!
Every year, PCA hosts a Greek and Roman olympics (field day) called Greekfest. It is a day the students and many parents look forward to all year. The students dress in ancient Greek or Roman attire and families are encouraged to come in costume as well.
In celebration of the great work the students did in March with our Stories for Scholarships fundraiser, PCA recently had Literary Character Day. It was a fun day at PCA!
Once each fall and once each spring, PCA holds a very special night called Recitation. At Recitation, the students have a chance to present many of the poems, songs, chants and jingles they have learned over the past semester to a room full of family, friends, and those interested in learning more about the school. Our spring Recitation night was May 2.
Recently our 2nd and 3rd grade class presented their last book reports of the year. As usual, it was fun to hear all the stories our students have been reading and obviously enjoying. Great job, 2nd and 3rd grade class!
This week I visited Mrs. Reed’s kindergarten class and watched as the students presented their first ever book reports. They were called Shoebox Book Reports. During the reports, each student stood in front of the class and presented their book. They then proceeded to read their book report form and show the class the three items in their shoebox, explaining how each had to do with their book. The students all did very well!
Throughout the month of March, the students at Pinnacle Classical Academy had an opportunity to participate in a creative fundraiser called Stories for Scholarships. It was like a walk-a-thon, except instead of walking, the students read books that were appropriate for their particular reading level and collected pledges for the number of books he or she read in the month of March. The end result will be a party for all the students who participated, and all the money will go toward scholarships for next year.
Thursday I had the absolute pleasure of joining the K-3rd grade classes on a field trip to Mr. and Mrs. Bush’s farm in Paron, Arkansas. Mrs. Bush teaches the upper grade students at PCA, but Thursday she stepped into the roll of field trip guide for our lower elementary students. It may have been the most enjoyable field trip I have ever been on as an adult, and it was chock-full of age-appropriate educational nuggets for the students.
I recently had the honor of visiting the 2nd and 3rd grade class on the day they presenting their book reports. The students were each asked to choose from a selection of books, each one detailing the story of a famous person from history. After reading the book, they were asked to prepare some notes, find a costume and dress up as that famous person as they presented their life story to the class.
In typical PCA style, they’ve introduced my children to something fun and wonderful that has great meaning and depth of truth. The chorus of their favorite song goes like this, “God made me like He made the sea, He filled it up with green and blue. He sent His Son, the only one, to fill me up and make me new.” With a catchy song like that, they now have a great biblical truth hidden in their hearts, and it’s so much fun to sing about!