students playing harmonica

Longfellow 2nd graders bring music to Belmont Village

On May 17, Mr. Podlasek’s second grade class brought music, singing, and lots of smiles to the residents of Belmont Village. The Longfellow second graders have been working with local musician John Milan as part of OPEF’s Art Start program. Milan has been working with OPEF since its beginnings in 1998 and has been joining forces […]

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OPEF on the move in D97 classrooms!

We’ve had an exciting few months filled with dancing and yoga-loving teaching artists, creative scientists, and math-inspired visual artists visiting our schools and giving our kids hands-on projects and real-world learning experiences. Enjoy a few of the highlights! ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Beye Art Start Teaching Artist LeKeya Shearrill led Ms. Schweigert’s second graders at Beye in […]

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Longfellow second graders make LEGO communities

Click on slideshow above to see all the photos. It’s amazing what you can do with LEGOs! Mr. Naber’s second-grade class at Longfellow chose a particular community to build — rural, suburban, or urban. They measured their buildings using centimeters and inches, comparing the sizes with a partner. As part the project, the students wrote […]

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