Kindness Starts With Me
On March 14th, Lake Central High School participated in National Walkout Day. Homan was inspired by this and particpated in their own form of activism. Homan held Kindness Starts With Me Day, a day in which they had asked all kids to wear orange in recognition. Homan students made a chain of kindness, student council members wrote positvie messages and kind words on the sidewalk in charge, and teachers took expo markers and wrote kind messages to students on their lockers. Awesome to see Homan come together and promote such a positive message!
Missy Vander Woude’s 1st grade students work on the Dreambox application. Dreambox is a tool used to help kids with their math skills. Dreambox test kids and determines their abilities to help progress them.
St. Patrick’s Art
Here is some art done by Homan students for St. Patrick’s day. Fun to see Homan in the holiday spirit.
Title 1 Tutoring
Nicole Matchain a Title 1 Tutor reads with Cynthia Hernandez. Hernandez says working with Matchain “helps a lot”. Title 1 Tutors go to all classrooms and sit with the student they are tutoring or pull them into the hall based on students need. Title 1 helps students learn to read, write, study vocab and complete math problems.
Mrs. Wolff’s first grade class participates in a science experiment. This experiment was to see soundwaves. They accomplished this by putting sand on a cup with a plastic top, almost like a drum, and then they hummed by the cup to see the vibrations.
Valentine’s Day Parties
Take a look at Homan’s traditional Valentine’s Day parties.
Aaron Reylnolds Visits
Author Aaron Reynolds meets with all grades at Homan. Aaron Reynolds writes children’s books. He currently has 18 books published. Aarons presentation was to inspire young authors and get them excited about reading and writing. The delievery of his information is hilarious for kids.
Homan Preps for Author Visit
Homan will be getting a visit from author Aaron Reynolds. Aaron is a Chicago native and will be visiting all the LCSC elementary school. His visit will be taking place February 12th. Pictured are some of his books diplayed in the library, a welcome banner and a project related to one of his works.
Students enjoy library time. In the library was a craft related to the author Aaron Reynolds who will be visiting Homan on Tuesday February 12th.
Kindergarten celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old. Classes made 100 day themed arts and crafts and some celebrated with a party including snacks.
Music class just became a whole lot more fun! Ukulele’s are new to music class! Check out these pictures of a 1st grade class learning the song “My Dog has Fleas”.
Lost & Found
The lost and found at Homan is looking pretty full these days! Make sure you have your child check it out for any missing winter attire to keep them warm during these cold days!
Check out some winter themed hallway decorations made by Homan students
Scholastic Pajama Drive
Homan participated in the Scholastic Pajama Drive, for every pair of pajamas they donated, Scholastic will donate a book to a child in need. To help raise the collection efforts students were allowed to wear a pair of pajamas if they brought in a pair on Friday December 1st. The collection on Friday December 8th with more than 300 pairs of pajamas collected surpassing last years collection and meeting their goal for this year. Nice work Homan!
Mrs. Wolff’s 1st grade class is making macaroni and plate wreathes for a Christmas art project.
Homan Winter Fest
On Friday December 1st Homan Elementary had their winter fest. The night consisted of food, arts and crafts, raffles, pictures with Santa, and Christmas shopping. They were also hosting a coat drive to help those in need. It was a nice night to kick off the Holiday festivities.
The whole first grade class got together November, 21st to celebrate Thanksgiving. They celebrated with each class performing a song or skit. After their performances everyone enjoyed a nice Friendsgiving snack.
1st Grade Friendsgiving
On November 10th Homan Elementary School hosted its annual Veterans Day breakfast. Students invited veterans to share this morning with. The morning was kicked off with student performances and then followed by breakfast.
Homan Veterans Day Breakfast
Candy Corn Investigation
Mrs. Wolff’s 1st grade class participated in a holiday themed candy corn science experiment. The students would place a candy corn in four different solutions; water, water and baking soda mix, salt water, and water and vinegar mix. They would leave the candy corn in the solution for 10-15 minutes and then remove the candy corn to record their observations.
On October 31st Homan Elementary had their Halloween parade to kick off their Halloween parties. One grade at a time, students would parade around the school as they showed off their latest and greatest Halloween costumes.
Homan Fell into Fall
Homan is really embracing this fall season. Outside nearly every class room is fall decorations that are displaying students classwork. It is so nice to see Homan so festive this time of year.
Gym Class Dodgeball
Mrs. Wolff’s 1st Graders Put on a Play
Mrs. Wolff’s 1st grade students perform a play for Mrs. Pavlina’s kindergarten class.
Kindergarten Show & Tell
Mrs. Pavlina’s Kindergarten class does show and tell.
Homan Elementary participates in the annual Walk-A-Thon.
Mrs. Puzey’s music class engages children by playing a game to an interactive song.