Penniman Elementary
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Important Dates

*May 24 - Last Day of



Black History Moment

Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most highly regarded, highly influential, and widely read poets of 20th-century American poetry. She was a much-honored poet, even in her lifetime, with the distinction of being the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize. She also was poetry consultant to the Library of Congress—the first black woman to hold that position—and poet laureate of the State of Illinois.



Go Guardian

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Math Links

Meet the Crew!

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The NED Show


Scenes from Holiday Family Night

A Visitor from New Zealand

Mrs. Buckman's 5th grade class was honored to host Skyla, a visiting Kiwi! Is it rude to call a person the name of a flightless bird? Not if it is someone from New Zealand! The kiwi is the national symbol for New Zealand, so any New Zealander would be proud to be called a Kiwi! Did you know that a flight from St. Louis, Mo to Aukland, New Zealand (a major city on the North Island) takes 16-1/2 hours? That is a long time to sit still! Thanks, Skyla, for taking the time to stop by our school!



School-wide Community Building Activity - October 25, 2017

Young Scientists at Penniman

Ms. Chalberg and Mrs. Jones recently studied owl pellets with the young scientists in their classroom. With their safety goggles, gloves, and tools, these scientists made discoveries about the eating habits of owls. They discovered that owls swallow their small prey whole, and then regurgitate the parts they can't digest. That might sound a little gross, but it offers great insight into the food chain. Look below for a slideshow of the young scientists taking apart the owl pellets and attempting to assemble the bones they found so they could identify what the owl had eaten. How cool!!


Examining Owl Pellets

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Scenes at Penniman School

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African American Spotlight - Mrs. Janice Jones

African American Spotlight - Mrs. Janice Jones
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