Education Day At IronPigs
By: Mckinzie L.
This year, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders went to an IronPigs’ game on May 9th. Many schools attend for Education Day. This year was a blast! IronPigs won 3 to nothing. Students brought money to get any snacks and lunch they wanted. The intermediate students had so much fun!
By: Addison G., Nurbanu C. and Rebecca D.
The PTA thanks you for a great school year and wishes all our Asa Packer families a happy, safe, and fun summer! Be on the look out for volunteer positions for the 2018-2019 school year.
Kindergarten - Imagi nation
By: Addison G. and Miss Jordan
Kindergarten went to Imagi Nation. They were able to pretend play in many different jobs that could be when they grow up. So fun!
1st Grade - Quiet Valley and Davinci Science Center
By: Brady F. and Miss Truchan
First grade visited Quiet Valley on May 17th. There, they learned about colonial life on a farm. On May 23rd, they did dry-ice and many experiment stations at the Davinci Science Center. They had a great time!
2nd Grade - Lehigh Valley Zoo
By: Rebecca D. and Mrs. Story
The second grade went to the Lehigh Valley Zoo for their class field trip. They loved learning all about the animals at the zoo. Students visited the education center and all the animal exhibits. We had wonderful animal educators and zoo guides. The second grade got to see many of their favorite animals and of course loved seeing Murphy and Tattoo the giraffes.
3rd Grade - Historic Bethlehem
By: Blake J.
3rd grade has been working hard throughout the year to learn about Bethlehem’s history, so they went to see historic Bethlehem on June 1st .They learned about many important people and buildings, like Count Von Zinzendorf and the brothers’ and sisters' houses. All the students enjoyed the trip!
4th Grade - Junior Craftsman
By: Leyna J.
A few weeks ago, all of the 4th graders got to go to the Monocacy Creek to listen to the Junior Craftsmen and participate in different activities. The Junior Craftsmen are 8th grade students who taught us about things that were done in the 1800s. Some of us even took items like baskets and feathers home! The Junior Craftsmen created books of activities for everyone to take with them! My favorite part was weaving baskets. It was fun for all of us!
5th Grade - Steel Stacks
By: Addison W.
This past month our 5th graders enjoyed learning about Steel Stacks. They were split into two groups. First, the whole 5th grade joined together and watched a film in the Artsquest center. Then they went on a walking tour in two different directions. We had fun while learning about the history of the Steel Stacks at the museum. After lunch, we went separately to the museum. We learned about different items and machines they used in the 1700s for stacks and how they wore no extra protection against the heat. We learned so much about Steel Stacks that day!
By: Leyna J. and Addison G.
The Asa Packer spelling bee was a very fun and important event. It was held on May 30, 2018. There were two bees. One is for the primary wing, and one is for the intermediate wing. Two students are chosen from each class. Students are in the gymnasium on the stage and spell words for teachers who have volunteered to be the spelling bee judges. All the students and parents come in to watch the kids spell. They are given words to spell and the contestant says the word, spells it, and repeats the word again. In the primary bee, the contestants are first and second graders. The intermediate one is for third, fourth, and fifth graders. Congrats to all the winners!!
Grade 5 Track Meet
By: Lauren F.
On Wednesday, May 23rd, Asa Packer’s fifth graders went to Frank Banko Field to participate in the BASD Frank Broad 5th Grade Track Meet. Fifth graders from all 16 elementary schools participated in field events, running events, or cheered on their friends and fellow classmates. The field events included softball throw, running long jump, and high jump. The running events included the 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, and relays. After completing the Preliminary Heat, Semi-Final Heat, and Final Heat, students received medals for the event they participated in. We all had a lot of fun that day. Congratulations to everyone who participated and won from Asa Packer!
All City Band
By: Addison W.
In the beginning of May, Asa Packer’s best band and orchestra performers participated in the All City Band. For three school days (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.) They enjoyed the time off of school, but they loved being there in honor of Asa Packer. All the schools were at All City. We got to talk to middle school band performers about band in middle school. On Thursday night of May 3rd All City preformed together. All City was lots of fun and we enjoyed meeting new people who would go to Nitschmann with us.
Grade 3 Biography Fair
By: Ella S.
Have you heard about the third grade biography fair? The third grade completes a biography project in the 4th quarter. First, they pick their famous and important person. Here are some examples! Brady was Dr.Seuss and I was Laurie Hernandez. Then, you pick out your book. Rebecca used Who was Harriet Tubman?. Nurbanu used Who was Helen Keller?. Next, you must take notes and learn about this person. Later, you get your note cards to create a speech. Then, you get your poster to color and fill out. Finally, you present to your class and at the biography fair! Great job everyone!
Grade 4 Science Inquiries
By: Gianna B.
By: Mckinzie L. and Brady F.
Thank you again to all of our wonderful volunteers who do so much for our school and students! We are very grateful for your support and dedication this year.