Thursday, March 26, 2015

Move Up Day

This week the third grade students visited Upper Elementary classroom to get a feel of our learning environment and work cycle.  Upper Elementary students enjoyed assisting our visitors with getting acclaimed to the work routine and finishing the jobs on their work plans. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

All is fair when it's Cultural Fair

During the third quarter, Upper Elementary students researched Ancient Cultural Civilizations. As the projects were completed, students were excited to showcase their research and share what they learned. On Tuesday, March 17th, Upper Elementary parents witnessed what our students brought back from the history of ancient civilizations through colorful tri-fold board displays, costumes, food, music, artifacts, and various props. Browse the photographs and enjoy some of the highlights from the fair.

We also wish to congratulate the following presenters for achieving highest scores in five different categories:

1) GREAT TIMING: (for meeting all deadlines)
     Ancient Inca Civilization by Savitri and Pooja

 2) TOGETHER WE CAN! (for best team work)
    Ancient Sparta Civilization by Cameron and Pranav

3) SHOW STOPPERS: (for most creative presentation)
    Ancient Chinese Civilization by Khushi & Kimberly

4) ON TOP OF IT! (for most enthusiastic presentation)
    Ancient Celtic Civilization by Miriam

5) WORKING WONDER: (for overall best presentation)
    Ancient Israelite Civilization by Jordyn


Here are more pictures from the event:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Knock Knock! Who's there??

JBMA Reception Desk!!
That's where it all begins. 

Welcoming visitors, answering phone calls, receiving mails, doing all the paper work....and the list goes on.  At JBMA, it takes a multi-tasker with high energy, lots of enthusiasm and a big smile at all times to run the front desk.  And that's what our 4th grader Shahin learned last week when he served as "Ms. Joan" for a day. 

Shahin; who was the highest bidder for "Ms. Joan For A Day" auction at the PTO International Festival last month, got to experience what it takes to be Ms. Joan.  Last week he shadowed Ms. Joan for an entire day and in the process learned a thing or two...or a hundred...

In his own words:

My experience at the front desk was great but challenging at the same time.  I was excited to work with a copier making multiple copies for the first time.

My Most Favorite Part was stapling about 200 pages, using the shredder, and learning where all the mail goes.  Also, I got to enjoy some cookies while I was there :)

My Least Favorite Part was having to sit quietly and working in one place for so long.