This week, students at Lawson Elementary welcomed their regular guest, Brenda Taxeras from the K-State Research & Extension Office for another science lesson. This time students built their own race cars using cardboard for the chassis, straws for the axles, and peppermint candy for the wheels. Students then raced the cars to see whose design went the furthest.
Kindergarten students at Lawson Elementary received a surprise from a special holiday visitor recently. Students learned about the European tradition of leaving shoes out for St. Nicholas Day. Students left their shoes out in the school's hallway, and sure enough St. Nicholas came to fill their shoes with candy and treats. He also left a stuffed animal for each student.
Fifth grade leaders at Lawson Elementary are lending a helping hand. Recently the students helped lead morning meetings in second grade. Students at Lawson start each school day with a morning meeting in their classroom to prepare themselves for learning that day.
Lawson Kindergarten students have been learning about "community helpers" who have important jobs in Leavenworth, such as police, fire, and EMS services. This week students welcomed members of the Leavenworth Fire Department and Officer Heather Vogel from the Leavenworth Police Department to talk about their jobs and how they got into the profession. Students also had the opportunity to explore the equipment they use as part of their job, including a fire truck and police car.