Friday, April 15, 2011

10 Pictures of Longs Creek Elemenatry School

I followed the five easy steps suggested by Cale Birk, principal of South Kamloops Secondary School BC Canada, as he called for educators to post 10 pictures of our school. This sharing will give us an idea of what learning environments look like. Here are my pictures of Longs Creek Elementary, a K-5 school, in San Antonio, Texas.

The front view of the Longs Creek

The view as you enter the school The commons area
The first grade hallway

A Flat Stanley project bulletin board

4th Grade "Got Milk" writing project

3rd grade brochure project

The Library

2nd grade Leaping Into Books project board

2nd grade work displayed

I found it difficult to limit my picture selection to ten pictures. In keeping with the request, I reluctantly followed the directions. As visitors come and go at our school, the most often heard comment is, “This feels like a happy school”. I cherish that observation. Schools should be happy places. It should be a vibrant place where students are living, loving, and learning. Remember children are little people. They deserve the same respect and attention that is given to adults. Thanks for viewing the Longs Creek picture tour.

How do you feel after the tour? Will you be next to share a 10 picture tour of your school?


  1. Very nice. Indeed, happy! Nice last name, too.

  2. I love your Flat Stanley bulletin board!!! Where are some of the places you've heard from? Thanks for sharing your tour :)

  3. I love your tour Rich! Your school does feel happy! Couldn't agree more with what you said! Schools should be happy places. That way students would be thrilled to come to school. Fostering the love for learning in our students is easier when our students feel happy and comfortable at school! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Gret, Thanks for the nice comment. The love of learning is far more important than the curriculum. Lets find ways to have the students take control of their learning. Learning is Life and Life is Learning!

  5. Garden of Learning, This was a writing project by all five first grade classes. Taking a quick look I see letters from all over the US and a few places outside the states. The Flat Stanley is a favorite activity with students and teachers. Why? It makes learning engaging and meaningful. Thanks for stopping by.