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100th Day of School
Stinesville students celebrated the 100th day of school by participating a in a wide variety of activities.  Students wrote about what they would do with $100, made a list of 100 words they could spell, measured how many things they could do in 100 seconds, came up with 100 things they would want/not want, did a 100 sorting activity and predicted what they would look like when they were 100 years old.  Needless to say, our Stinesville students came up with some pretty interesting ideas.  
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4th Graders Visit Indiana State House
Our fourth graders had an amazing opportunity to attend the annual First Lady’s Tree Trim program at the State House.  We arrived at school at 7:45 a.m. and were on our way before most students arrived at school for the day!  This gave us time to walk to the State House and clear security before the program started.  The special program included meeting Governor and Mrs. Pence, Santa and Mrs. Claus and hearing a wonderful middle school show choir sing some Christmas tunes.  Many of the students got to shake Governor and Mrs. Pence’s hand, what a special experience!  We learned about how Christmas trees are grown, harvested and even how we can recycle them after Christmas is over.  Governor Pence read T’was the Night before Christmas to the students and shared how it was the Pence family holiday tradition to read it to their children on Christmas Eve.  Mrs. Pence then took the fourth graders to the craft activity.  She has taught for over 25 years in elementary classrooms, including art, so she was very excited to teach this craft to us.  The students made an old fashioned Christmas tree ornament from twigs, gathered from the Governor’s Mansion, and strips of fabric tied on to the twig then cut to make the shape of a tree.  They were fun to make and very special and unique to have.  After we made our craft, we moved to the Capitol Rotunda where representatives from kindergarten to 5th grade lit a tree, including a very large one that represented all the people of Indiana.  

Prior to our visit, we used this experience to learn about our executive branch of government and the roles of the Governor and First Lady.  The students learned about the history of the State House and were very excited to see first-hand what we had talked about in the classroom.  They found the stained glass dome of the rotunda, made in 1888, very beautiful and an incredible sight to see!  We couldn’t leave without taking a picture on the steps outside the State House to capture the moment.

After an exciting morning we could not wait for lunch!  We stopped at Steak ‘N Shake in Martinsville and had a delicious meal.  The staff at the restaurant was very complimentary of our students’ manners and behavior.  

This trip was truly an unforgettable experience for all of us!

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