March into Physical Education

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you” -Arnold Palmer


 

From the desk of Ms. Mitchell-

 

This month in P.E  we are going to focus on having a ton of fun with scooters and learning the basics of floor hockey! During the first week of March, we will have a special guest, Mr. Williams, from Woodlands Golf Course join us in class and teach us all about golf! We are so very excited to have him join us!


 

February DWP Stars-

Lilah L.      Seth E.          Lilly F.        Lyla C.

Oliver H.    Birdie E.       Reese H.

Nolan S.      Tucker E.     Sophie H.


God Bless

 

Ms. Mitchell

 

STEM WEEK (2-25-18)

We spent an entire week testing out our engineering skills during what I like to call “STEM Week”. I challenged the students to build bridges out of popsicle sticks, create an army man launcher, and a contraption that would protect and raw egg when dropped off of the atrium balcony and the gym roof. I must saw I am always pleasantly surprised by their creativity, teamwork, and engineering skills!

For the bridge project they were given 25 large popsicle sticks and 3 feet of tape. They were required to build a bridge that would span 1 foot and hold the most weight. To make it a little more interesting they also needed to be aesthetically pleasing. We took a class vote to choose the best looking bridge; it turns out, the winning bridge was also the bridge that held the most weight!

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For the army man launcher they were given 3 feet of tape, 3 feet of yarn, a plastic spoon, 2 rubber bands, 6 popsicle sticks, a dixie cup, and of course an army man. They could use these materials to try to be the team to launch their army man the farthest. We had 4 trials so each team member could launch once. The team who launched the farthest the most times won. They really enjoyed this project! They were very clever with their use of the materials!

Our final project was the egg drop. This is always my favorite STEM project. The students were instructed to gather recyclable materials from home that could be used to protect their eggs during the drop. First we dropped the eggs from the balcony in the atrium. 5 of the 8 egg contraptions were successful in the first drop. The teams were then allowed to make modifications for the second drop off of the gym roof. Amazingly only 1 team had their egg break! Much to our surprise it was the contraption with the most padding, we think that they egg fell out of the container inside before being dropped.

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We always have fun with STEM week! I am planning another one closer to the end of the year! :)

Last week Dr. Snyder came to visit our classroom to talk to the boys and girls about dental health.  They had a great time brushing the alligator’s teeth.  Everyone also received a new toothbrush and cup!  Thank you Dr. Snyder!

 

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We recently celebrated the 100th day of school.  The students went to both kindergarten and first grade classrooms to participate in different activities. IMG_4265 IMG_4264 IMG_4259 IMG_4262 IMG_4260

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In January, we learned about weather. We learned about different types of clouds and what each one brings. We also learned about the water cycle and did some experiments.

“Some people attach snowboards to their feet, very few attach them to their souls”- Shaun White


 

From the desk of Ms. Mitchell

 

In P.E this month all of our students will be getting a little taste of different dance forms.  While in class, we will be practicing line dancing, country line dancing, and other cultural dances.

At the end of this month, students K-5 will also be learning and getting to experience the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Each student will be given the chance to compete in Olympic sports right here in our gym!!


January DWP Stars

Chase H.      Maya R.       Wesley L.       Audrey P.

Renae D.      Bishop S.      Benny H.

McKenna D.      Ella P.      Riana G.


 

 

God Bless-

Ms. Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This month, we talked about Valentine’s Day and what it meant.  I was curious to know what the boys and girls thought love was.   As usual, I was amazed at the great answers I received.

Love is …

Jake – when I fall down and mom picks me up.

Olivia – when I help dad get stuff like water.

Blake – when mom lets me play in the snow.

Brielle – when my sister cries and I make her happy.

Cylen – when mom gives me Legos.

Kaden – learning about God.

Christian – when mom gives me a hug.

Taylor – when mom and dad get me ice cream.

Laelah – when I help mom bake.

Aubrey – when my cat doesn’t bite me in bed.

Emily – when mom cooks good things for me like cookies.

Korby – love is inside your heart.

Stella – when my mom and brother take me to McDonalds.

Makenna – when your sister gets you a Band-Aid.

Everyone also had a great time at the Valentine party.  The parents did a great job putting the party together for the students.  Our friend Henry even came to join us for the party!

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Our second graders were given the task of writing a persuasive letter to their classmates.  In this letter, they were able to choose one of three activities to persuade their classmates to vote for.  Their choices were a Lego party, a movie with popcorn, or an extra recess.  After the students wrote their letters, they read them aloud to their classmates.  The class then voted for the desired activity.  The Lego party won! :)

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February

We have been very busy this month:

Celebrating Black History Month

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day

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Celebrating Presidents’ Day

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I am not sure where the month has gone or how I missed it, but boy has this month flown by! The children have been busy working on many different things. In Science, they have been working on their Trashformations.

 

In Social Studies, they have begun their journey to Oregon via the Oregon Trail.

As a class, we started reading A Wrinkle In Time and I hope to be able to meet the you and the students at the theater when the movie comes in March!

Math has brought us to the fraction/decimal chapters.

Yesterday was our Valentine’s Day Party and the students loved every bit of it. Thank you to all who helped to make the day special.

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Grandparents/Grandfriends Day is just around the corner! I always feel like this event triggers the end of the year craziness. I can’t believe we are nearly into the 4th quarter!