Attention Parents! Be sure to visit www.artsonia.com to view artwork by students at Hemby Bridge and to purchase keepsakes featuring your child’s artwork. View the school gallery by searching for Hemby Bridge. Artsonia donates 20 percent of their annual product revenue back to the school’s art program. Click here for a video highlighting some of the HB student art on Artsonia.
On Thursday, April 21, the ACC class participated in the Union County Special Olympics at Forest Hills High School. A much anticipated yearly activity, the students competed in various track and field events and returned to school having won several medals! This year provided a special opportunity for 5th grader, Hunter Rondina, who was chosen to help carry the torch for the opening ceremony.
On Friday, 15th of April, 4th Grade went on a trip to Reed’s Goldmine. The children had the chance to explore different aspects of the goldmine through four activities. Panning for real gold was an exciting start to the trip. We started with pans of rocks and soil from the land around the goldmine. Our first task was to get rid of the soil and dirt from our pans by swirling water around the material. Next we had to remove the larger rocks; we then swirled our pans with water again and used the ridges on the side of the pan to sift the heavier gold from the other sediment. We found quite a few small pieces of gold – it won’t make us millionaires though, most of the pieces we found are worth less than a dollar!
On March 18th, fourth and fifth grade AIG students visited the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. Students learned about Charleston while enjoying beautiful weather and the antics of playful dolphins in the harbor, as well as an informative carriage ride through the old city.