Lowdown at Lakeshore Intergenerational School

"Brain breaks" are always better outside!

Our students and staff enjoyed their Spring Break the week of March 5th-9th. While the month was shorter, that didn’t mean less learning and fun for the students of Lakeshore Intergenerational School!

Within our classrooms the students engaged in a variety of interactive learning activities. Junior Cluster students created “face posters.” They selected, researched, designed and presented an African American figure of their choice. Others participated in a heritage project, where they interviewed and compared their life to that of an elder. Our Black History Month Speaker Series continued with Dr. Woods. Dr. Woods, the Choir/Music Department Chair at the Cleveland School of the Arts, shared advice and stories with our students. In May, he will return to Lakeshore with his choir to perform for the school community! In science class, our Junior Cluster students got to dissect owl pellets as a way to enhance their learning on life cycles, food chains and food webs. Our Primary Cluster students created their own Dr. Seuss “Fox puppets” as part of their Read Across America activities. As Spring has officially sprung the Primary Cluster students also created and shared their own Spring Stories!

Our students got to participate in a lot of fun activities this March too. Mrs. Witt announced our Spring Musical. This year we will perform Aladdin. We want to thank all of those over at LaSalle Theatre as they’ve graciously partnered with us as the host for this year’s musical! Our Primary Cluster students and the elders at Lakeshore Rose Center connect with each other through characters and songs of the classical musical, Peter Pan. Our Junior Cluster students had two unique art activities. The first was via GroundWorks Dance Theatre who lead a dance/movement workshop for 30 of our students. In two weeks our students will attend an interactive performance/demonstration at the Breen Center for the Arts. Our students also got to visit Waterloo Arts. While there they learned about and got to create their very own DayGlo creations!

The fun continues next month (even as State Testing begins) as we have a field trip to the Great Lakes Science Center as well as a Family Skate Night planned.

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Interested in attending Lakeshore Intergenerational School? Our spots for next school year are filling up fast. Please contact Mr. Hallowell with any questions/comments/concerns regarding enrollment.

Shawn Hallowell

Enrollment, Intergenerational Programming, and Community Outreach Coordinator at Lakeshore Intergenerational School

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