Westside fourth graders had a fun time learning what life was like as a pioneer during our pioneer day last Friday, May 11th. Students were able to make their own toys, learn to sew and hammer, and even make their own ice cream. Thank you to all of the parents who supported us in this fun activity - it wouldn't have been a success without you!
On Friday Ms. Alderks' fourth grade class presented a fabulous opera to Westside. In class they learned about the Japanese Internment of World War II, and decided to write an opera in tribute. They spent time writing the lyrics, which were then put to music, which was written just for them. They also designed costumes, created a set, and finally performed for students and parents. They put a lot of work into it and did a phenominal job!
As a school, Westside is focusing on being kind and doing kind things for others. Teachers have spent time in class teaching lessons about empathy and caring and supporting others, and the student council came up with ideas for ways that kids can be kind to one another. Students have also started recording the nice things that others do for them, and each day Mrs. Pruitt recognizes some of those people during morning announcements. Way to take care of one another and focus on the good things that are happening Wildcats!