Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
On Halloween day, Monday the 31st, we will rotate through several fun stations. This will include things such as pumpkin measuring, painting, a math game, etc. We would love parents to help monitor these stations, or to help by bringing a snack or a "favor" for kids to take home at the end of the day. If you can help, please contact Mrs. Piltz at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Wheeler at email@example.com by 10/27/11.
We need 4-5 parents to help. Thanks to those of you who have already volunteered!
Parents who would be willing to bake pumpkin muffins or cookies for snack would be greatly appreciated.
Anything you would like to contribute as a "favor" for the end of the day.
Thanks for your help!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Today Ms. Faber read the story I Can't Have Bannock But the Beaver has a Dam" by Bernelda Wheeler. After the students read the book, about an American Indian family making traditional bread (bannock), the students helped Ms. Faber make bannock and then tried it. Many of them enjoyed it!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
We had a fantastic time at J and K Farms today! Thanks to Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Calame and Mrs. Eliason for their help. Video and pictures will be posted soon.
All of the kids loved picking pumpkins and took home some great ones! Here is a recipe for delicious roasted pumpkin seeds.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The kids are enjoying getting to know them both.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Idea from Journeys for Home:
Sit with your child and watch this 30 second video: http://www.youtube.com/user/
Ask your child, “What did you see taking place?” Just listen, and let your child share what she knows. Do not offer any information or comments.
Watch the second video (45 seconds) Encourage your child to read the words with you.
Ask, “What did taking you see place?” Discuss where to stop and what to look for and why.
Ask, “What do you do before you enter the street?” (Stop at the edge, look left, look right, look left again. If no cars are present, walk and keep looking.)
Go to the street!
You stand back about five steps; ask your child to show you what he knows about crossing the street. Be patient. Be positive, point out the correct actions. If something is missing, ask,“What else could you do?” If need be, model the correct behavior and practice the procedure with your child. Practice often, let your child take the lead and you be the shadow.
Star of the Week is a great time for students to share a little about themselves, as well as practice speaking in front of their peers. We also spend a lot of time talking about asking good questions while students share their posters and their show and tell. Every student will have the opportunity to be Star of the Week sometime this year.