Where Learning is Fun
Grenada Elementary 4th and 5th grade — also know as the Green Top — is a special place where kids make the transition from elementary to middle school.
Our teachers are always looking for new ways to engage students’ playful side. We believe that when students are having fun, they’re more likely to learn and retain information.
Grenada Elementary School 4-5 brought back its popular Math Carnival Night event for students and parents on Thursday, February 15.
Students completed math games to earn tickets for chances to win prizes and snacks at the carnival booths in the gymnasium.
Math teacher Erica Conley, who spearheaded the event, said the special night builds excitement for math with students. “We try to make math as fun as possible because we want our love of math to spread to the kids and their parents.”
Grenada Elementary 4-5 hosted its third-annual Home for the Holidays Family Literacy Event. Students and their family members were organized into groups and then rotated among lavishly decorated rooms to hear Christmas stories read aloud by community volunteers.
Mark Cavanaugh, an aerospace engineer working on the Artemis program at NASA, spent three days this fall at Grenada School District talking to students about the space program’s latest mission. In addition to informing students about his work on a project to establish a permanent colony on the moon, Cavanaugh toured the district's STEM classes.
Three years after a student musical production of The Wizard of Oz was cancelled due to Covid-19, a new group of fourth and fifth graders at Grenada Elementary's Green Top dusted off the script and staged a performance of the beloved classic this fall.
Mississippi’s First Lady Elee Reeves visited Grenada Elementary 4-5 on Monday, May 1. The wife of Governor Tate Reeves spoke to fourth-grade students about her children’s book, Mississippi’s Fred the Turtle.
Reeves’ stop in Grenada was part of her goal to visit every county in the state to talk to children and excite them about reading.
Members of the First Lady’s staff presented each student in attendance with a copy of Mississippi’s Fred the Turtle. In thanks, the school’s show choir, Pizzazz, entertained the First Lady with a music and dance performance.
Grenada Elementary School 4-5 enlisted the help of students and parents to solve “Mystery at the Mansion” on Thursday, February 16.
Administrators and teachers used theatrical performance, brain-building exercises, and a narrative educational experience to strengthen math engagement at this family event based on the board game Clue.
“We’re trying to teach students to use not just math but deductive reasoning, problem-solving, and higher-order thinking,” said Lisa Jordan, a math specialist at GES 4-5 and one of the event organizers.
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