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SPRING 2014 NEWS!
2014 Corning Art Contest Award Winners!
Clearfield students participated with HIGH honors at the annual Corning Art Contest!
Details to follow SOON!
Orioles say "Namaste" to India!
On February 28, the Orioles traveled to India! Students studied and prepared for 2 weeks, and when our NWMSU Indian ambassadors arrived, we impressed them with our knowledge of many things Indian.
Next we went to the gym for a demonstration of the most popular game in India, CRICKET! Everyone took turns "bowling" (pitching) and hitting, and running between the wickets.
After everyone had a chance to hit the ball, we hit the floor and joined in some hip and crazy Bollywood dance moves!
In the cafeteria, students enjoyed sampling several Indian dishes. Since India is overwhelmingly Hindi, most of the cuisine is vegetarian. Some of us were surprised by the rich spicy flavors of curry and chilies, the sweet chai, and the softness of naan bread.
****************FALL 2013 Awesome Oriole News!!****************
Students journey to see DMMO production: "AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS!"
FIRE STATION VISIT!!
Orioles made our annual visit to the Clearfield firehouse for a review of fire safety, a tour of the firehouse and equipment, and a ride around town on the fire engine!!!
Good-day Mates! Clearfield goes to AUSTRALIA!
Clearfield students will travel the world this year, making virtual visits around the globe. Our first adventure was September 20 to AUSTRALIA! We opened our morning with a skype conversation with Ms. Allyson Watts of Melbourne, Australia. It was "Good-day mate!" to us, but "Goodnight" to Allyson, as she was heading off to bed! Next we explored Australian music, aboriginal art, games, and food.
World Traveler Alan Moln was one of our guides along the way, telling us about his journey to the "Land Down Under"! Mr. Brown accompanied the students as the students played the didgeridoo (an Australian Aboriginal musical instrument) and sang "Tie Me Kangaroo Down" and "Waltzing Matilda". Next we explored some traditional Australian Aboriginal art and sport. With markers, students created art in the "dreamtime" style. With Mr. Moln's help and guidance, all the students had some practice throwing the boomerang.
All day, students had the opportunity to discover Australian slang in the word walls posted all over the school. Ask a Clearfield student if they've ever talked on the "blower", or worn "wellies" in the rain, or eaten a "goog" for "brekkie", if they like "biscuits", if any of their "rellies" are "wrinklies", if they've ever visited a "fang carpenter", or if any of their "mates" get in trouble with the "chalkie" when they "play sillybuggers" !!
(find the answers at bottom of this article!)
Last on our journey, we all sampled food that is familiar to Australian children!
We tasted ANZAC biscuits (Australian-NewZealand Army Core cookies!) damper bread, mango liquorice, macademia nuts, fairy bread, and VEGEMITE! The taste of Vegemite was unlike anything our Orioles had ever experienced, and it elicited some very strong reactions from everyone at Clearfield School......!!
We're very thankful to everyone who helped make our first virtual world trip a success!! We're already looking forward to our next journey. Where in the world will we visit next??!!
Vocabulary answers: blower=telephone, wellies=rainboots, goog=egg, brekkie=breakfast, biscuits=cookies, rellies=relatives, wrinklies=senior citizens, fang carpenter=dentist, mates=friends, chalkie=teacher, sillybuggers=goofing off
Clearfield School playground gets a make-over!!!
Our very own Lyndell Davis headed up a complete renovation of our playground in September! First, she guided all our elementary children in wiping down and buffing all the playground equipment. Next, Ms. Davis and her friend Debby Brumfield proceeded to prime and paint the train, benches, and playground equipment. Note the "409" on both sides of the train; this is the official state school number of Clearfield Elementary School. The benches were set in concrete and a "C" barn quilt was added. New plastic covers will be installed on the submarine this spring. A picture of the finished train can be seen at the top of this webpage!
If you haven't seen it yet, come sit on a swing, slide down a slide, relax on a newly painted bench, and appreciate how truly beautiful our
Clearfield students are known in Southwest Iowa for winning multiple honors at area art shows and competitions. Go to Mrs. Larson's Art Page and view a list of awards, an art gallery, and link to more Clearfield student art work showcased on the "Artsonia" website.
AMAZING ORIOLE ART!!