Thursday, April 14, 2011

PES Family Night

On Tuesday night, PES after school students and their families were treated to dinner and a performance of Sleeping Beauty by Porkchop Productions. 
Porkchop Productions is a touring children's theatre group based out of Aiken, SC. They are wonderful at involving their audience and putting on a great show! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Parents Night at PES

Last week, the Pelion Elemantary School ASP held a parents night which featured a speaker on gang awareness.

Everyone enjoyed the cookies!
Fourth and 5th grade students have been learning to play the drums and talking about the history of music in western Africa in After School. Their performance was awesome! Here is a brief video of the performance.


Kindergarten, first, and second grades have been exploring African art in After School and created their own versions of some beautiful African crafts!

Inspector D.J. Flores from the Gang Task Force in Richland County was the keynote speaker.
Inspector Flores showed a great presentation on gangs and their impact throughout the Midlands of South Carolina. We all really enjoyed his presentation and learned a lot!

Inspector Flores discussing gang awareness with parents

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Holidays!

We hope your winter break is restful and wonderful! The After School Program will resume January 3rd.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mad Science!

The Mad Science "Be Tobacco Free" is a highly interactive assembly that includes fascinating science demonstrations and special effects that highlight the health risks of tobacco use. Students see the impact of second-hand smoke using a smoking chamber and witness a simulation of the effects of nicotine on the heart and circulatory systems.
At Pelion Elementary, students really got into this presentation and enjoyed participating!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Flip Books and Snowflakes

During art enrichment this month third, fourth, and fifth graders made flip books. They made books about food, people, animals, shapes, words, and much more! The books turned out well and students really enjoyed showing off their masterpieces!

Kindergarten, first, and second grade students practiced scissors skills and radial symmetry by creating paper snowflake cut-outs.

Beautiful snowflakes!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Art Enrichment

Fourth and fifth grade students learned about Optical Illusions during Art Enrichment time this week!
Optical illusions are images that trick the eye. The artists Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely are great examples of Op Artists (artists who create art with optical illusions)! Students examined a variety of optical illusions, then drew their own!

Checking out an illusion! It looks like it's moving!

Creating an illusion

Finished optical illusion!

Trapped in the illusion!

Music Enrichment

5th grade students at Pelion Elementary School enjoy singing and learning about new instruments during Music Enrichment!

Students working in partners to play a song!