Butterfly Wings, Mouse Paint, and Grammarosaurus

PEF Teacher Grants in Action

Mouse Paint: A Play About Color at McKinley


"One day three white mice discover three jars of paint--red, blue, and yellow." 
That is where the fun began as Mrs. Renzullo's Transitional Kindergarten class at McKinley School performed Mouse Paint: A Play About Color. With charming songs and some pretty snazzy dance numbers the students led us through the wonderful world of color: mixing paints, making new shades, and dancing in the swirling puddles. 

What a great show. Bravo!

Caterpillars, Cocoons, and Butterflies at Jackson

What can be more wonderful than releasing new butterflies?

150 students from Andrew Jackson Elementary School learned about life cycles in nature by caring for their own caterpillars, watching their cocoons, and finally releasing there newly hatched butterflies into the wild.



Grammarosaurus at McKinley


"Extra! Extra! Stop that press! Guess what Mrs. Muthiah's 2nd grade class at McKinley found in Loch Ness! Grammarosaurus!"

120 students performed Grammarosaurs had a blast learning the second grade grammar standards while developing their speaking and listening skills. If you missed it this year, don't miss it next year!

Watch a little Grammarosaurus here!

All three of these great activities were made possible by PEF Teacher Grants. Thank you to all who support PEF and make it possible for us to help bring these innovative projects into our PUSD classrooms.