This fall we are fortunate to host two student teachers: Miss Ashley Barbieri from Hope College is teaching with Mrs. Reifschneider and Miss Stacey Bouwkamp is from Calvin College, teaching with Mrs. Kuieck. We have several veteran staff who are graduates of Hope or Calvin—and because my husband is a professor at Hope, I have been accused of Flying Dutchman favoritism. To prove that I do not have a favored school when it comes to student teachers, we will host a friendly PULL competition on Friday.
Hope and Calvin hosts their own “pulls”–and we will set this up as a mud-free, student friendly event. Mr. Kooiker (our intrepid teacher assistant, football recess coach, playground supervisor, and overall morale booster) will ‘ref the event.
This is also our first popcorn day and our team building recess day for grades 3,4, and 5.
We invite all students to wear either HOPE Flying Dutchman colors (blue/orange) or Calvin Knight colors (maroon/gold) to support a team. Students who are best dressed will be selected to help with the pull.
Of course, we will have video of the event to share after the event! Go Dutch! Go Knights!