Easter Fun!

The boys and girls have been having fun this week doing different Easter activities.  Today we graphed jelly beans and then built things with them!

 

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On Thursday, we had an Easter egg hunt in the gym with our reading buddies!  Everyone found plenty of eggs and had a great time!  Even Henry Bear got some too!  I really want to thank the eighth grade classes for sacrificing their P.E. time so we could have the egg hunt.  Great group of kids! I hope everyone has a blessed Easter and a restful spring break!

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March Library News
March proved to be a very busy month in the library.  The month began with the Scholastic Book Fair, “Paws to Read a Good Book”.  I thank all those that visited the Book Fair.  With profits earned, the classroom teachers were able to choose books for their classroom libraries.  Books were  also taken for the library.  Thanks, also, to those that donated dog and cat food and contributed to the “Books to the Trail” program.
St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in the library by the sharing of Irish folktales.  The students enjoyed hearing stories from another country.   A comparison was made using Irish folktales to folktales with which students are familiar. Books were on display to celebrate both Women’s History Month and Music in Our Schools Month.
  April promises to be another busy month.  Poetry will be celebrated throughout the month.  National Parks Week takes place the third week of April.  Earth Day also takes place in April.
     Students will be learning about Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm brothers in April.  Classes will discuss the important roles these men played in our history of literature.  Stories written and collected by these men are still shared today.
I wish for your family a joyous Easter.  Hopefully, by the time we return to school, spring will have decided to stay!

We had a great trip to the Science Center! The Discovery Room was awesome. We saw live chickens and toured a combine. We learned about space and saw a show about electricity.

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Spirit week was a lot of fun. We had a lot of great ideas for career day and I loved seeing the kids dressed in their best clothes on Wednesday. I took a picture of each one in front of the spirit week bulletin board. So cute!!

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We had a great time when Mississippi Mud Pottery came to school. We got to create clay masks and paint them. They will be fired and returned soon. I can’t wait to see the finished products. We also got to see how the potter uses his wheel to make various vessels. IMG_2119 IMG_2124 IMG_2125 IMG_2129 IMG_2110 IMG_2112

Our class loves a good Steam challenge. Recently we talked about balance and the center of gravity. We practiced balancing a cardboard tube on our hand. Next, students were challenged to create the tallest structure possible with a single block base using cups, craft sticks and wooden cubes. They came up with some very interesting solutions and had a lot of fun working together in groups to create balanced structures.

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One of our favorite times of the week is reading buddy time.

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The STEAM table is another favorite.

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Of course, recess is always one of the best times of the day.

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Last Thursday both kindergarten classes went to the St. Louis Science Center.  Everyone had a great time!  The students went to the Discovery Room and tried out lots of fun activities!  Henry Bear even came along.

 

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We had so much fun on Valentine’s Day. The parents brought in balloons, games and treats.

 

 Here are your beautiful “Angels”!!!

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We enjoyed “spirit week” and are looking forward to Easter Break! Don’t forget that Terra Nova is the week we get back from Easter Break! Good healthy breakfasts and lots of rest!!!! The students are also working on the Spring Musical performance.