Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Comparing Different Cultures

Monday was the first of what Mrs. Naughton’s 2nd grade class at the School of Dual Language would normally do as a culture rotation. After defining and sharing examples of what makes up different cultures, they used three examples (arts and crafts—weaving vs. quilting; libraries—buildings vs. books delivered by burros; and games—bingo vs. lotería) from […]

Connecting Through Music

Mrs. Stanley reviewed bowing techniques with her fourth-grade beginning cello students at the School of Dual Language. Although classes are virtual, music teachers continue to inspire and connect with students through music.

Special Visitor Stops by AJ Car Parade

A special visitor, Santa Claus himself, stopped by last week’s holiday car parade for the Aprendiendo Jugando (Learning While Playing) students at the School of Dual Language. The weather was ideal as teachers and staff cheerfully waved and greeted students as they drove by in their cars. Many thanks to all the staff who wrapped […]

Encore Spirit Wear Sale

Back by popular demand, the Hawthorn PTO is offering an encore Spirit Wear Sale that goes from now until Sunday, Nov. 22. For more information, visit this website. If you have questions, please send an email to: spiritwear@hawthorn73.org.

A Virtual Field Trip to Ryerson Woods

The fourth-grade classes of Mrs. Brandt and Ms. Mejia at the School of Dual Language took a virtual field trip to the forest preserves. They learned the difference between physical and behavioral adaptations and much more. The event tied in with their science adaptation unit.

Large Demand for Books Makes Librarians Smile

Under their masks, Library Assistant Pam Heidner and Library Media Specialist Cathy Gross are smiling. They are happy because in just four days they received 300 requests from Dual Language and Townline students to check out library books for the next Supply Bag Pick Up on Oct. 29. The deadline to request books to be […]