Friday FUN photos from school: Your response was overwhelming!

EDITOR’S NOTE: I asked the moms, dads, teachers and others who get our e-newsletter to help me build our “Friday FUN Photos from School” feature in this blog. What a fun (and overwhelming!) response we got! Here are some examples. Look for more in coming weeks and keep sending your pictures! We love to share examples of creative, positive, joyful and whimsical moments in the school day, all of which offer their own unique lessons to the Arizona kids we’re so busy raising. — Karen Barr

Principal David Finley, Ph.D. really cracks the whip at Entz Elementary in Mesa. This photo was taken during a recent Halloween celebration. Photo by Robert Turchick.

Cate Johnson, a contributor with Scottsdale Moms Blog, homeschools her three older children (ages 8, 7 and 6). "In our 'school' we have the freedom to explore and learn outside a traditional setting," she wrote. "Here, my oldest is learning science and farming lessons by feeding a baby kid at the Simple Farm."

Kindergarten teachers at Horizon Community Learning Center in Phoenix dressed up as women from the Revolutionary War to teach students about the war and problem-solving. Photo submitted by Melissa Hartley.

Want to see your school featured next Friday? Send your FUN photos to:

If you’d like to get our e-newsletter, which features links to web-exclusive multimedia content and RAK Giveaways, send your email address to Circulation Director Brandy Collet: Put “opt in” in your subject line.


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