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Play, Kids and Christmas

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington On Wednesday, the children in the After School program performed a Christmas play. The kids were precious in their costumes and had a lot of fun acting and singing. The parents worked very hard to make the wonderful costumes and the audience of parents and teachers enjoyed watching the performance.  We even had a parent video the entire event. Congratulations everyone! Great...

Thanksgiving at the Panama City Renaissance School

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington This week the PCRS children are learning about what it means to be thankful. The preschool children made handprint turkey cards and the older children prepared handwritten thank you notes for their parents. In addition, the children who attend the after school program had a special treat. They made pine cone turkeys with bright colored construction paper feathers and...

Third grade Artist in Residence students refine painting skills

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington Wow! During the past three months the advanced Artist in Residence class has been refining their painting skills under the direction of working artist, Kim Griffin. The 8 year old children are now quite comfortable mixing colors, shading, and working with perspective. Ms. Griffin thinks “exposure is more important than execution.” In addition, she is a firm believer that shading, color mixing, composition, facial features and the importance of accurate observation should be taught early while is brain is pliable. Then as the children develop the necessary motor skills they can apply the techniques with greater skill. This is the second year she has been instructing these students. And it appears that her philosophy is paying...

Children color pictures for local veterans

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington This week the PCRS children learned about Veteran’s Day and colored special sheets for patients in the local Veteran’s Administration hospital. The students had wonderful time creating and discussing the importance of Veteran’s Day.  After all the sheets were completed Mrs. Estes delivered the pictures to the...

Witches’ Brew a hit with kids

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington  To celebrate Halloween the PCRS held a free community event.  The kids had a great time mixing, weighing and drinking their own witches’ brew. Then they ate cookies, played on the playground and created masks, maracas and pictures. What fun!    ...
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