Tuesday, March 30, 2010

*ABC Awards*

I was very sad that I was ill last Thursday and Friday and missed the ABC Awards (Thursday, March 25th) :( However, the show must go on! :) Congratulations to the following students for receiving an ABC award. Thank you to Mrs. Spurlin for presenting the awards for our class!

A (Academic) - McKynzie Dixon, Aryanna Scott

B (Behavior)- Blake Pirtle, Hampton Jackson

C (Positive Change)- Savier Patterson, Devin Swain

Sunday, March 28, 2010

~Our Writing is Springing Forward!!~

We have been so busy this month!! We are all loving that spring is here :) We have been celebrating the weather, flowers, chirping birds, etc. with many spring activities! We have made popcorn flowers and coffee filter butterflies! We read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and participated in many activities associated with the book. We wrote about what we would eat if we were a caterpillar, finger painted a caterpillar, made a "life cycle of a butterfly" project out of pasta, and tasted all of the fruit that "the very hungry caterpillar" ate:) We even tied it in to our math graphing unit by graphing our favorite fruit that the caterpillar ate. The kids just loved the book!! I just can't believe the writers that we have in our classroom! Every single child is writing so beautifully and they are all so proud to show their work! I have more pictures to come!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our fishy friend!

This is our fish. It's name is Bikey! How did we come up with this name, you ask? Well, we had a class vote as to what the name of our fishy friend would be :) We had a tie between Beyonce and Spikey! So, we made a compromise and decided to name the fish Bikey! The kids just LOVE feeding and watching the fish.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A visit from the leprechaun!! :)

It was a very exciting St. Patrick's Day at school!! A leprechaun, named Lucky, visited our classroom :) When the kids came in, they found that the leprechaun had messed up the room, written them a message on the chalk board, dropped some gold, and left his green prints!! The message said, "If you do what is right, you will get a nice delight". We figured that the leprechaun would give us treats if he saw we were being good students :) During our reading lesson, I was flipping through our chart paper and discovered ANOTHER message from the leprechaun! The leprechaun wrote, "Oh no! I feel so blue. I can not find my teeny tiny shoe. HELP ME"! So, of course we went on a hunt to find Lucky's missing shoe! The kids really enjoyed this! Hampton ended up being the lucky one to find the leprechaun's shoe. After we found the shoe, we all got a chance to hold and examine the magical shoe. We discussed whether or not we should return Lucky's shoe or not. We talked about reasons we might not want to give the shoe back and we talked about reasons why we should give the shoe back. In the end, we decided to do the right thing! We decided to return Lucky's shoe to him. We also decided to collect all of his gold and return it too. We gathered it all up and set it on a stool so that when the leprechaun came agian, he would find his things! When we returned to the room from specials, we discovered that Lucky had visited again and took his shoe and gold! This time, he wrote us a thank-you note and left us some green jell-o and green punch. We were so excited! We also enjoyed all of the green treats that so many of our parents provided. It was such a fun day! Here are some pictures to show what a great day we had :) Parents, thank-you for all that you do!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dr. Seuss Week!!

The week of Dr. Seuss's birthday, we celebrated his many contributions to children's literature! We read a lot of his books and participated in many activities that were related to those books :) We had such an exciting week! We watched Horton Hears a Who and made our own "specks". We even cooked and ate our own green eggs and ham with Mrs. Spurlin's class! I have posted pictures that show what a great time we had!