THANK YOU TOYOTA
May you enjoy this brief look
at our year half as much as
This will hang on the wall
Longfellow Jr. High
Mustang Pride from the East Side!
THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS WERE
TAUGHT TO RESPOND TO THE
STATEMENT “WHAT HAVE WE GOT?”
WE FOUND THE CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
AS WRITTEN IN 1976. OUR STUDENTS
MEMORIZED IT AS AN ASSIGNMENT
BUT MORE AS A VOTE OF PRIDE!
LET THE FUN BEGIN
We started our year by ordering supplies
for the unit of study.
The students were surprised to receive a
three ring binder in each of the four core
In the Science classes we used the
graphing calculators from the beginning of
We love these things! If you
move I will track you.
We worked on lots of projects in
THE EQUIPMENT WE
PURCHASED WAS FANTASTIC!
It didn’t take us long to fall in love with the
With each box of goodies the students
would ask “Is this another Toyota thing?”
My answer was always the same – you
bet!! Isn’t it great.
Last year’s students were jealous. They
would visit often and stand in wonder at all
the really great gadgets.
Marble Roller Coasters!
You may wonder what a roller coaster has to do
with baseball, trust me; when we study the
effects of friction, we study friction.
We rode a hover board to feel the effects of fluid
friction (air) rushing around us.
We looked at the inside of a baseball and
decided to check the elastic effects of rubber
bands that’s when Barbie took a dive from the
We followed it all up with a race. Noodle Doodle
cars can go very fast.
Our Noodle Doodle Cars taught us a lot about
friction and teamwork.
THE PICTURES ONLY SHOW A VERY SMALL
PORTION OF THE ACTIVITIES THE
STUDENTS WERE INVOLVED IN.
I FAILED TO INCLUDE A GOOD PICTURE OF
THE HOMEMADE BALLOON BALLS – THEY
WE SPENT LOTS OF TIME ON THE HUMAN
BODY SYSTEMS TOO, BUT I JUST DIDN’T
TAKE ENOUGH PICTURES.
The ball park was built in David’s honor and
He was a young man who was tragically hit by a
His injuries were so severe he wasn’t expected
to live. He struggled for many years.
His greatest love was baseball.
His parents funded the building of the ball park
in his name. He was a wonderful young man.
A CHEER FOR YOU!
Representatives from the local Toyota Dealership.
We were so glad they could come.
UNITED FOOD STORES PROVIDED US
MANY OF THE BUSINESSES
PURCHASED ADS FOR OUR
THE KEY PEOPLE WHO BEGAN THE
DREAM, BUILT THE DREAM AND
FINANCED THE DREAM, ATTENDED
OUR DAY OF FUN.
Round and Round We Go
We read the book that Derek Jeter wrote
about his life and how he made it a point
to stay away from drugs.
We did an activity to simulate what would
happen if we took something before we
tried to play the game, the pictures show
that we were not very steady.
I’m so dizzy!!!
All of the activities were great, but
the best activities were at the ball
We had 6 different stations.
Sometimes it was hard to stop.
Especially when running into the dugout….. but
which way is the field?
THE ARCHITECTS LOOKED AT THE MODELS WE BUILT AND
BROUGHT THEIR DESIGNS
WE USED OUR HOME MADE BALLOON BALLS FOR TARGET
PRACTICE AND HITTING THEM WITH A BAT – THEY STAYED
WE HAD TO FIND THE CENTER OF PERCUSSION ON FOUR
BATS THAT WERE MADE BY THE TECH ED STUDENTS
WE INTERFERRED WITH OUR BALANCE- A DRUG
ONE OF THE LOCAL BUSINESSES BROUGHT BASEBALL
MEMORIABLILA AND IT WAS NEAT!
WE FOUND OUT WHO HAD THE FASTEST PITCH IN THE
We were all proud of our
Oklahoma Dirt Shirts.
Our tee-shirts were dyed with Oklahoma
Red Shale. If you have never experienced
this dirt, you can only imagine how red it
will make your clothes. The students
thought I was nuts when I told them we
were going to dye our shirts in dirt. They
did have lots of fun. My camera was not
functioning during this time. I wish I would
have a picture to show you.
We played all kinds of games on
the field. We even tried our hand
The students had to follow a set of rules for
building their stadiums.
Several of them worked together to create the
stadium of their dreams.
It had to have an “extra” reason to draw the
For extra credit they had to find a use for the
stadium during the off season. They were very
creative. Some designed running tracks. One
student figured out that the field could be a
skating rink. (This was decided during our ice
This stadium was built by two of my nonEnglish speaking students. They really got
excited about baseball.
This is an example of a baseball
field model that was designed by
one of the students. Nice Job!
Rainbow of colors to this stadium.
For the last event of the day, we
were honored to listen to Mrs.
THANK YOU FOR A YEAR
WE WILL NEVER FORGET!