** I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of the parents, students, PTO and other volunteers who helped make our Book Fair successful!!!!! Since our theme was The Enchanted Forest. We decorated with fairies, trolls, gnomes, unicorns, dragons, etc.
In October – all grades learned about dragons and different types of castles.
In November – We learned about Fairy Tales, Folk and Tall Tale characters. We used STEM kits to imagine, plan, engineer, and build. 3rd grade designed or improved footwear after reading the Elves and the Shoemaker and Cinderella.
In December— We added other STEM tubs with math, science, and language arts activities.
In January – We talked about designers, engineers, builders, etc.
In February – In February ALL GRADES will have lessons on Internet Safety. Each classroom teacher will do a short lesson as well as our school counselors, Mrs. C.Young (K-1) and Mrs. Cook (2-3). These lessons are NOT to scare your child, but to make them aware and keep them safe. Also, check out the links on my Educational Websites page. K-1 grade read the book and watched the video Never Talk to Strangers by Irma Joyce. 2nd-3rd grade read Don’t Talk to Strangers Online by Shannon Miller. All grades will receive a coloring or activity book from the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office.
In March – We celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday as we came dressed as our favorite book character. We talked about Dr. Seuss books and worked on STEAM activities. We continued to learn about computers, video games, and safety. The Pre-K students will be assessed for K next year.
In April – We plan to work in our garden/outdoor classroom planting and setting up our “creations”. We will learn about our weather station and why it is important to have one in a garden. The ACT Aspire test will be given to 3rd grade. Students will participate in a Boot Camp to get ready for this exam.