Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal

Welcome to Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal, a blog written by the newspaper's staff at A2 Journal, a new, weekly, community newspaper covering Ann Arbor. This blog is a place for members of the newspaper's staff to write their thoughts, observations, opinions and other informative pieces they put together while covering the rich history, interesting people, institutions and traditions that make Ann Arbor such a unique community.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Math at Pattengill

Third-grade students in Susan Beech's class at Pattengill Elementary took part in Pumpkin Math on Oct. 30 learning about volume, distance, weight, circumference and diameter by using pumpkins. Talk about a fun way to learn not only math but also science. Here are a few photos from her class. Check out Thursday's A2 Journal for more photos of the students and their hands-on learning experience.


Motawi Tileworks and U-M Hospital Gifts of Art tile making

Motawi Tileworks held a free make-a-tile workshop with U-M Hospital's Gifts of Art on Oct. 29. Here's a sample of some photos from the event.
Read Thursday's A2 Journal for the story and see more photos of people and the tiles they made. Fun stuff.
I plan to make a tile of my dog (and I'm stealing the idea from one of the participants at the U-M session) at Motawi's next free event on Dec. 5 from 10-4 p.m. at 170 Enterprise Dr., off Jackson Road. Check out for more information.

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Scio Fire Department Halloween Party

A few scenes from the recent Scio Fire Department Halloween Party.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Carpenter Craft Fair II

Here are a few more scenes from the craft fair. Look for the story and more photos in Thursday's A2 Journal.

Carpenter Kids' Craft Fair

Students at Carpenter Elementary made and sold crafts to one another Friday night during the school's annual Kids' Craft Fair for 25 cents to $1.50, and paid 50 cents for their table space.
Here are a few scenes from the fair.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Michigan Madness III

For more photos take a look at Thursday's A2 Journal.


Michigan Madness II

More faces in the Crisler crowd Friday night.


Michigan Madness

In the first U-M Basketball Michigan Madness event in recent memory, fans, players and coaches rocked Crisler Arena Friday night. The coaches' and players' introductions were cleverly done with coaches dancing from the tunnel onto the court and players mingling with fans as they climbed down the stairs from various locations.
Here is the first of two posts of faces in the crowd.
Go Blue!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Teddy Bear Health Fair at Carpenter Elementary

Kindergarten and first-grade students learned about their five senses and the proper way to wash their hands and brush their teeth at the "Teddy Bear Health Fair" at Carpenter Elementary School on Oct. 14. Nursing students from Washtenaw Community College planned the event and manned numerous hands-on stations that taught students about hygiene, exercise and nutrition.

Ann Arbor Preschool and Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers provided free food for eligible families of students at the Ann Arbor Preschool on Oct. 8.

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