Saturday, September 27, 2008

Learning to Dance!

This week we had special dance instruction from Miss Savannah and the Dunlap Ballet School. Students learned line dance, ballet, jazz, and hip hop. We all had a wonderful time! Thank you, Dunlap Balllet School! If you would like to learn more about the school, click on the link below.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Falcon Rest Manor

This summer our program visited beautiful McMinnville, Tennessee and Falcon Rest Manor. This was truly one of the most enjoyable field trips I have ever been on. The students were divided into three groups and the groups rotated to different activities throughout the visit. Students took a tour of Falcon Rest Manor, played Victorian Era games in the garden, and visited the gift shop to see toys and other interesting memorabilia from the Victorian Era. We were treated to a delicious lunch in the carriage house and learned about table manors and the "Language of the Fans". Our host and hostess were most gracious! We planted a tree in the garden. Our host even took us on a tour of McMinnville and Rock Island State Park. If you are ever in McMinnville, Tennessee, you have got to visit Falcon Rest Manor, "Where is history is fun!" Click below for more.

Why I Like the 21st Century SOAR Program

We asked SOAR students what they like best about our program. Click on a video to hear what they had to say! Thank you to Ms. Donna Land for videoing the kids.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mayfield Dairy Field Trip

We loved the Mayfield Dairy! What a great place to visit on a hot day. The students learned how milk and ice cream were packaged and then got to sample a tasty treat. After our tour, we went to the beautiful Athens Regional Park for lunch and fun. Thanks to all the teachers and parents who helped out on the trip.
To learn more about the Mayfield Dairy visit:

Monday, September 1, 2008

Agriculture Week

Thanks to all those who helped with Agriculture Week including Agriculture Extension professional, Karen Marshall and Sheldon Barker. Thanks also to the Sequatchie County Soil Conservation office.

From the video, you will see that we were very busy! Just a few of the activities included are:
  • Shucking Corn & Corn Table
  • Making Ice Cream, Butter, & Smoothies
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Planting Cantaloupes
  • Crawling through the Soil Tunnel