For many young, fledgling readers, storytime on the carpet is the most anticipated classroom activity. Jan McMillan (B.S. Education ’69, CALT) especially loves this magical time of day when she reads aloud to children. Though she may be retired from her 35-plus career in teaching, she continues to ignite the… read more
Throughout the first week of March, second-graders at UT Elementary School have been busy designing product prototypes, strategizing marketing plans and crafting pitches in the hopes of winning over judges at the Market Fair on Friday, March 6. Just minutes before presenting their products to the judges, the students practiced… read more
March second is Dr. Seuss’s birthday—and what better way to celebrate than to don a striped, floppy hat and read his seminal classics to a classroom of young students? In honor of his legacy, a gathering of friends visited the UT Elementary campus in East Austin to read classics like… read more
On Saturday, September 23, UT Elementary School families teamed up with the nation-wide Hispanic Googlers Network (HOLA) and the Subiendo Leadership Council from the McCombs School of Business for a “Green Day” on campus. The volunteers and families built new raised garden beds, sanded all of the wooden handrails, and… read more
While other kids are likely at a local swimming pool on this hot June day, rising fifth-grade UT Elementary School students are chatting excitedly about a 300-page book they have finished reading called The One and Only Ivan. In the adjoining room, fourth-graders proudly display virtual zoo habitats they are… read more
On the last day of school students were treated to ice cream by “Grandpa George” Mitchell, former president and CEO of the University Co-op.