Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Grandparent'sDay 2010

We had such a great time with our grandparents on our special day. Thank you to all the visitors who came out and made our day so special. Enjoy the pictures :)

Grandparent's Day 2010

Please look at the sweet expressions on some of these kids faces!! PRICELESS!!

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Help Needed!!

Our class is very excited about beginning a new reward system using "money". I have began giving the kids money for their good behavior, kind words, being bucket fillers, etc. I have also started taking money away for poor behavior, poor decisions, and being bucket dippers. The kids are very excited about being able to "shop" in our store over the next couple of weeks. This is where I need your help!! If you are out and about and see some things you kids might like -- think CHEAP (candy, small toys, food items, school items, etc., etc.), please pick these up and send them in. I have found some pretty neat stuff in the clearance sections of a lot of our stores. Whatever your child would like, most others will like as well. Thank you in advance for your help with this matter.

Thanks for making this a GREAT year so far!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Whose Bucket Have You Filled Today?

Our class learned last week about being bucket fillers and bucket dippers. When you get a chance, talk with your children about this discussion we had. I think you will be very surprised to hear what they have to say. We are working daily on being "bucket fillers" for everyone in our lives. Thank you for sharing your child with me. They are filling my buckets everyday.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WOW!! What an excellent start!!

The 2010-2011 school year has started off GREAT. We are already learning so many things about each other in our classroom. Keep checking back for updates!!

Look.........our teacher even lets us act a little silly :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Help Needed!!

If you would be willing to volunteer to help with our Field Day on Thursday, May 20, please let me know. Our time is from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. You will be responsible for helping during the Free Time games. Just let me know if you are interested. Thanks for all you do!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Next Stop -- Talladega!!!

In our AMSTI unit on Force and Motion this 9 weeks, we have been responsible for creating, constructing, and modifying a vehicle (made from K-Nex) that will move when force is applied. The kids have been really "pumped up" about this and surprise me so much with their "mechanical" ability. It really is no easy task to take arbitrary pieces and build a vehicle to certain specifications.

After the design phase, it was time to make those vehicles MOVE. The kids (some of them anyways) loved being problem solvers and trying to figure out how to make their vehicles move with just rubberbands. Some of them got REALLY upset with me because they wanted me to tell them exactly what to do (Mrs. Calvert would have been in this group in school). When they were confident in their vehicle's ability to move, it was time to RACE. I must say I have some very competitive children, and if their car did NOT win, it was back to the drawing board for more modifications and strategizing.

I hope to post some pictures of this exciting event. Keep checking back for the pictures and for what the KIDS have to say about this new learning.