Woodmoor Principal Blake Puckett acts out the role of Casey in "Casey at the Bat."
Due to intense baseball interest this fall, the P.A.C.E parents at Woodmoor Elementary School in Bothell decided to produce a baseball learning extravaganza for the children in the program.
A "Baseball Mini-Course" was organized and run completely by parents. For two hours, the children could choose between many activities revolving around baseball.
These activities included baseball math, writing baseball poetry, making a baseball stadium out of recycled materials, making personal baseball cards, making a baseball collage, writing an appreciation letter to the Mariners, cooking and eating peanuts and cracker jacks, learning baseball warm-ups, and testing baseball trivia knowledge at a listening center.
In addition, one class acted out "Casey at the Bat," with principal Blake Puckett taking the role of Casey. The pod area was decorated with authentic baseball equipment and actual team uniforms.
A highlight of the afternoon was a skills clinic at which students from Northshore Jr. High, Bothell H.S., and Woodinville H.S. gave tips to the children on hitting, pitching, and catching.
The P.A.C.E. program is an option of the Northshore School District. Parents must donate time in the clasroom and for enrichment projects. There are currently four such programs in the district.