|F.O.R.T. Adventure mixes work, play|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:42 PM|
Sixty-five students from grades 1-4 participate in the program held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. At 3 p.m., the students are dismissed from classes and meet in the gymnasium to burn off some energy and take part in an exercise regimen under the direction of Shelley Mumaw, who is the District Director of Technology and has coordinated the program events for two years. She explained how the enrichment part of the program works.
After leaving the gymnasium, the students connect in the cafeteria for a healthy snack and engage in a social setting with other students. At 3:30 p.m., the students are divided into groups and move into classrooms for the enrichment and homework part of the program starts. During this session, teachers work with groups of 5 to 10 students for an hour on studies like spelling assignments, currency calculations and learning Spanish. Enrichment activities include school spirit buttons and figures, science-related cooking class and crafts, flower pots and hats.
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