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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We are thankful!

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful! We are thankful for the special people in our lives who mean so much to us.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fun Making Bread and Butter

We made bread using the wheat we ground during centers last Friday. The class read and followed directions from a recipe. The whole class took turns putting in flour, eggs, water, milk, yeast, etc... After the bread had finished baking, we made our own butter by shaking whipping cream until the butter separated from the butter milk. (We drank the buttermilk. Most of us thought the buttermilk was yummy!) Then we ate our bread and butter. We are good cooks! The bread smelled wonderful and tasted delicious!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving centers in Mrs. Stites' room

Mrs. Stites' classroom was full of pioneer fun. We dyed yarn using onion skins to make the cotton string brown, and blueberries to make the cotton string purple. Each child made an old-fashioned button yo-yo toy. They also ground wheat that we will use to make bread next week. Each child also made a ball and cup toy, then tried to see how many times they could catch the ball in the cup. We felt like pioneer children. Lots of work... but lots of fun!

Thanksgiving Centers with Mrs. Dye's class

The first and second grade classes joined together for 9 centers in all three classrooms. While in Mrs. Dye's room, the children made indian headbands, indian bead necklaces, and played an indian snake stick game. They were very busy but now have things to wear to celebrate Thanksgiving. Fun times!

Thanksgiving Centers in Mrs. Irwin's room

The first and second grades joined together for 9 centers celebrating Thanksgiving. When in Mrs. Irwin's room the children made upside-down pumpkin pudding, which was delicious! They also made tee-pee's decorated with Native American sign language. Each child made a bracelet with each color of bead having a significant meaning for Thanksgiving. What a lot of fun and a lot of learning!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Student of the Week, Nov. 21

Meet Our Student of the Week.
He lives with his mom, his dad and his brother in a house with white siding. He has a dog named Payten. His favorite color is green because if he makes a picture with purple and green it looks beautiful. His favorite subjects are Gym and Music because he gets to play Indian ping-pong and ring the gong. His favorite TV show is ‘Total Drama Island’, and his favorite book is The Pumpkin Smasher. He likes to eat cheese. He likes to play football. He feels happy when his side scores a point in Scooter Soccer. When he grows up, he would like to be a Fire Fighter because he went to the Fire House and at the football tournament, his coach is a Fire Fighter. If he could go anywhere in the world, he would go to Deb’s so that he could ride a wave runner and go tubing. He likes to play sports, roller skate, drive go-carts and his 4-wheeler, ride his bike and use his imagination to build things with Tinker Toys. He feels the best thing about him is that he is funny. He feels he is special because his mom is kind to him and he was born on his Grandpa’s birthday.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Principal for the Day

Principal of the Day
Our special student's name was chosen from Mrs. Stites’ class to be principal of the day. Mr. Willman drew her name from a list of all the children in Mrs. Stites’ class. Mrs. Stites’ class had the highest amount of purchases from our fall fundraiser.
While she was serving as principal, Mr. Willman had to attend Mrs. Stites’ class and do her school work.
They returned to their normal positions at the end of the day.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Student of the Week, Nov. 10th

Meet our student of the week for November 10th. He lives with his mom, his dad, and his brother in a red brick house. He has two dogs named Elvis and Harvey. He also has two fish. His favorite color is red because it is cool. His favorite subject is gym because it’s fun. His favorite TV show is ‘Sponge Bob’ and his favorite book is Green Eggs and Ham. He likes to eat candy and likes to play with his brother. He also likes to play football and soccer. When he grows up he wants to be a farmer because they plant seeds. If he could go anywhere in the world, he would go to South Carolina. He feels he is special because he loves his mom. He feels the best thing about him is that he is nice.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Student of the week

Our person of the week lives with her mom and her dad in a brick house with Kahki siding. She has a dog named Nickiey. Her favorite color is pink because she likes the color. Her favorite subject is music because it makes her smile and she likes to dance. Her favorite TV show is ‘Word Girl’, and her favorite book is The Three Talking Trees. She likes to eat candy and play. She feels happy when she gets a good grade. When she grows up, she wants to be a nurse because she likes it. If she could go anywhere in the world, she would go to her friend’s house. She has a stage in her basement. She feels she is special because she puts smiley faces and hearts on her mom and dad’s cards. She feels the best thing about her is that she is nice.