By Terry Rogers
On Thursday, November 13, Lulu M. Ross Elementary School held “A Night at the Museum” Open House. Students and their families were able to tour the school with “museum” themed rooms that provided learning experiences for the students and allowed them to participate in fun activities.
When students entered, they were provided with a list of the different “exhibits” available throughout the school and provided a ticket that could be entered into drawings for each grade level. They then entered the gym where tables were set up with informative tables with organizations such as Bayhealth, the Delaware State Fire School and others providing pamphlets along with free giveaways to those in attendance.
The cafeteria was giving out free pizza and snacks as a live band played. A teepee was set up in the lobby near an arrowhead and a sports exhibit that children could view and ask questions about. Each wing had classrooms set up as different exhibits.
“This is a great way for students to have fun and see their teachers in a different light,” said Cindy McKenzie, Principal. “We enjoy putting together all the exhibits in order to make learning fun for the kids and for their families.”
Mrs. Davis’ class held a Human Body Exhibit that invited students to “Join Us for a Human Body Exhibit,” where they could put together skeleton puzzles and learn more about the human body. “Olympus Greek Gods and Goddesses” were on display in Ms. Bailey’s room while Ms. Lopez’ room allowed students to create their own salt dough shell fossils.
A Civil War soldier was on duty in Ms. Dee and Ms. Phillips room where students could make their own canteens and Ms. Heimbaugh’s class had children and parents playing Delaware State Symbol Bingo. Other exhibits included “Making the Hope Diamond,” “Archeologist for a Night” and “Build Your Own Tornado.” Staff members dressed in costumes including Roman togas and cave men.