Fall 2011 Cultural Activities

posted Jun 23, 2014, 6:41 AM by Michelle Martin
Posted by Elaine Lonon - Multiage 1/2 on Thursday, Jan 12th, 2012.

Mix It Up Day - October 18, 2011

National Mix It Up Day was a way to break down the barriers between students and improve relations among students so there are fewer misunderstandings that can lead to conflicts, bullying and harassment.  At PMS, every student was given a random country.  This determined their cafeteria seating for the day!  On their "Country" assignment was a trivia question about their country.  Prizes were given and a good time was had by all!  Even some teachers participated. 


Scrimshaw - refers to the art form.  It is made of whale teeth or other types of ivory that sailors of the 1800's scratched or etched pictures into and then rubbed with black pigment to bring out the design. It is considered to be the only original art form developed in America.  Fifth Graders practiced this 1800's art form.

Frakturs -  

Fifth Graders learned the folk art practice of the Pennsylvania Dutch.  This style is known as fraktur.