Thursday October 22, 2015
As the hallways and classrooms at Chamberlin Elementary School filled with students, faculty, and staff last Wednesday, it wasn’t just a regular school day. Donning huge smiles and guiding their guests from classroom to classroom last Wednesday, the students at Chamberlin Elementary School enjoyed the opportunity to show off their school and their schoolwork to their parents, guardians, grandparents, and siblings who joined them at the school’s annual open house event.
As the hallways and classrooms filled with families, faculty and staff that evening, the student’s excitement and pride for their school and their schooling was evident. Children shared passages and computations from their reading logs and math books, challenged parents to find their cubbies, logged on to their Chrome books to examine contents of Google drives, and talked about all of their other achievements accumulated since school began in late August.
In addition to the classroom walkabout, attendees also visited the Integrated Arts. In these classrooms, families had the opportunity to enjoy their student’s creations in the Art Department, hear about Media Center/Library happenings, listen to the sounds of students in the Music Department, and, of course, visit the gymnasium for the ever-popular traverse across the Physical Education Department’s infamous climbing wall.
The annual open house is such a popular event that the schedule is divided between the grades. As the kindergarten through second graders visit classrooms, the third through fifth graders visit the Integrated Art rooms and vice versa. As the principal announces the time for the attendees to switch their focus, the chatter and hallway high-fives between the older and younger students is always one of the highlights of the evening.