Today was a GREAT day! It was so much fun to see so many of our students get into the spirit of Halloween and dress up as a favorite character. Students were treated to a very special lunchroom set up too! Our Lunchroom Ladies set out Halloween Decorations and Table settings at each lunchroom. Spooky-Chic!
After lunch we broke into our #belfasty Houses and spend the afternoon thinking and creating. During our #belfasty days we organize in cross grade groups to learn together or participate in challenges. Today students participated in a S.T.E.A.M. challenge. After doing some research about how spiders spin their webs students were tasked with creating giant spider webs. One group even coated their web with syrup to test whether it could "catch" the insects students also made.
These challenges give students the opportunity to learn from each other, take risks, plan and revamp their plans as they go along. Every #belfasty House approached the challenge slightly differently and the results of an afternoon of hard work were enjoyed by all at the end of the day.
At the end of the day we students paraded through classrooms to show off their costumes AND to see the webs that had been created! It was a great way to tie real learning to our Belfast Traditions!. Throughout the afternoon, music was randomly played encouraging students and staff to drop everything and dance. Interestingly, many groups didn't drop everything and dance. They were too engaged in tackling their challenge!
All in all, a great day, with great students and staff!
Happy Halloween everyone!
And a little shout out to our staff who aren't afraid to show their Emoji's !