Monday, April 27, 2009

Jungle of delight at Jimmie Tyler Brashear Elementary School

Spiders, frogs and birds in hallways ...

True, dozens!  I was asked to come see for myself.  Parents and grandparents witnessed it too.

Not to worry though, the little crawling, jumping, flying creatures giggled way too much to be scary.  They were accompanied by lions, leopards, elephants and other forest (and farm) friends who also grinned and waved, over and over again. 

These "little dramatist/animals" are in Pre-K A, B, C, and D classes.  Students danced, sang, wiggled and twisted their way through a program celebrating The Week of the Young Child.

Parents also heard a presentation on early literacy strategies, by Pamela Rogers, librarian at Hampton-Illinois Library.  School and public librarians make great program partners.

Kudos to the Pre-K teachers and staff, JTB 2008 Teacher of the Year Ms. Green and her class, and Principal Dr. Hayes-Whigham for a lively and entertaining morning at Jimmy Tyler Brashear Elementary.

On Friday, we experienced a great educational  jungle of delight, and all creatures (big and small) were happy in it.   

Jimmy Tyler Brashear was listed No. 2 on the 2007-08 Elementary School Effectiveness Indices (SEIs) of Dallas ISD.