Local first graders built their own cardboard violins the night of Wednesday, Sept. 13 as part of the Paul Banks Elementary Preludes Violin Program. After developing the strength, coordination, and knowledge of how to handle a delicate and difficult to play instrument, they will graduate to real violins and bows later this fall.
The teachers and students of Paul Banks would like to thank the Homer Fire Department and Police Department for hosting a field trip to help us learn how people use simple machines at work and learn how to call 911 for help.
The students are still talking about pulling the lever on the fire hose and lifting that “pretend man.” What a great experience. Thank you.