In what has become a yearly tradition for more than a decade, students in Mr. Krueger's class acknowledged Veterans Day with the "Wall of Honor" project. The class started by watching a short video of Mr. K's father-in-law, Canara Carruth, where they listened to him tell his story. Mr. Carruth was a 19 year old Marine in the Pacific Theater in the final days of World War II, specifically the islands of Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Tinian, where he saw the most action. The video was shot when he took a military tour in 2008 back to the island of Tinian. After hearing his story, each student connected with family members that have done military service to hear their stories. Those stories were written on "bricks" (large notecards) to create our wall. The class learned the importance of hearing and sharing family stories.
This Wednesday Mrs. Vermette’s Kindergarten class, along with their 5th Grade buddies in Mr. Krueger’s class, went to Descanso Gardens. Through observing the varieties of oaks and sycamores on the beautiful sprawling grounds our students gained a greater appreciation for the native flora and fauna of Southern California. Both of these experiences, the buddy system and observing the natural world, are reiterations of compassion for others and respect for all of God’s creation, tenets of our school as outlined in our mission statement.