In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. — Matthew 5:16

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Taft Elementary - May 2022 Update

Taft Elementary - May 2022 Update

Event date: 5/24/2022 Export event

Mother Nature smiled on our adopted 2nd grade classes for our Easter visit on April 14, 2022! Although it was a little too wet in the school garden for the Easter Egg Hunt, it was perfect for the Egg Drop experiment. During the week prior to the visit, “Miss Kathy” Peterson met with the students to help them think about and create their best “carriers” for the eggs to remain intact when dropped from about 4 - 5 feet above the ground. Students used bubble wrap, egg cartons, paper towel rolls, tape and extra-large coffee filters (serving as parachutes) for their many and varied designs. The carriers were tested with plastic eggs; however, on our visit date, the plastic eggs were replaced with real eggs. While a few of the real eggs had cracks after being dropped and a few broke completely, the vast majority were safe and sound after the drop. We have some very creative and budding engineers in our 2nd grade classes! Both students, teachers and volunteers loved this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activity!

In addition to the Egg Drop Experiment, the students hunted for Easter eggs in their classrooms and heard a story from “Miss Mary” Naylor. They also received treat bags provided by “Miss Joanne” Reider. The maze books in the treat bags were a huge hit! Since our 3rd grade students were testing in April and unavailable for our visit, Easter Eggs and treat bags were delivered to their classrooms.

Mark your calendars for our final visit of the 2021-2022 school year - a trip to the Cincinnati Observatory on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Watch for more details in the weekly announcements and via e-mail. This is sure to be a fun and enjoyable visit for students and volunteers alike!

Interested in knowing more about Good Shepherd’s ministry at Taft Elementary? Please contact one of the ministry co-leaders, Sue Matz (513-646-6928 cell or sgmatz13@gmail.com) or Beth Townsend (513-607-0135 cell or beth.townsend@me.com). We would love to welcome you into the meaningful activities occurring at Taft Elementary. 



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