Wednesday, March 18, 2020

What a week!

Last week the 3rd graders went to Camp McDowell. This is an environmental camp located in Jasper, Alabama. The students spent 3 days and 2 nights exploring nature. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about their environment as well as appreciate the beauty of nature. 

Here are some pictures from our travels.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

February 18th, 2020

Last week the students had a blast! We had our 3rd annual Peace Assembly with the 1st graders presenting. That afternoon we enjoyed a special Valetine┼Ť Day snack. Thank you to all of the parents who were willing to help. 

This week, we have been finishing up our invertebrate research. Please join the Lower Elementary for a "Hall of Invertebrates" presentation on Friday, March 6th from 2:00-3:00 in the gym. Students have conducted research on various invertebrates and are excited to share their learning with you!  Come by and hear presentations about Sea Stars, Black Widows, Sea Slugs, and even some invertebrates that students "discovered" themselves! We hope you can drop in!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

February 5th, 2020

We have had a wonderful start to the month of February!

This week Classroom 3 (Carolyn and Catherine) will be going to Children's Theater Thursday, February 6, 2020. Genie and Tejal's classes will be attending February 7, 2020.

Next week, we will be having a Valentine's Day special snack and card exchange. Children will need to bring a Valentine exchange cards for their classmates only. Please just have your child sign the cards rather than addressing them to each classmates. We will have a special snack starting around 2:30. If your child has allergies please send in a special snack so they can partake.

Catherine and Carolyn's room has 25 students.
Tejal and Shweta's room has 16
Genie's room has 12

We will also be having our 3rd Peace Assembly the morning of the 14th. As always parents are invited to attend at 9:00 a.m..

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Week of January 20-24, 2020

We had a great short week. Students were busy helping restore the environment and practicing materials to present to their parents. This Thursday, January 23rd, we are having our Parent's Night at Bruno. 

Toddlers and Preschool 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Lower Elementary 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Upper Elementary 7:00-8:00 p.m. 
Middle School 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Parents’ Night is a fun and interesting way for parents to be informed about the learning that takes place in the classroom. Students become the teachers as they choose jobs to demonstrate to the parents and other guests. There is no better way to demonstrate understanding than to be able to teach others. Whether it is a multiplication lesson on the checkerboard or a project-based learning activity, parents always enjoy seeing firsthand what their children do each day in the classroom.

On Wednesday, February 5th, all 3rd grade parents are invited for a short meeting in regards to Camp McDowell. This trip is scheduled for March 11th-13th. The meeting will be held in Classroom 3 at 7:30 am. If you are unable to attend no worries. I will send all paperwork home with your child that day. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

First Week Back January 7-10, 2020

We all had a great first week back! Students were eager to be with their friends and I think we all agree that being back on a schedule felt good.

This week, students jumped right back into the curriculum. First graders are still practicing with identifying and symbolizing articles, adjectives, and nouns. Second graders are working on adverbs while 3rd graders continued their practice with conjunctions. In math, all students practiced both large addition and multiplication. Next week, we will start our practice on subtraction. We also started learning about homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same,  spelled different, and have different meanings. An example is sea and see OR I and eye.

Students were also introduced to persuasive writing. We will be working with the students closely on this writing genre during the quarter. All students continued practice on telling time, counting coins, and cursive. We encourage each child to read a book at home and take an AR test at school. Parents should help their child record the name of the book in their reading log. This is located in their red folder. If your child has misplaced that please let a teacher know.

In January we have several important dates.

January 13th, Progress reports will be sent home at 5:00 pm
January 20th, Monday, School will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr Holiday.
January 23th, Thursday will be Parent's Night.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Week of December 2-6

Thanksgiving Break has rejuvenated us to fulfill the activities during the next three weeks. The students are practicing for the Holiday Program on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 pm. They are also caring for the amaryllis bulbs to give to patients at Shelby Ridge Nursing Home. They will sing carols and pass out the plants on Wednesday, December 18.  

  Another tradition is to go bowling on the last day before the Christmas Break. That will be Friday, December 20, 2019. Pizza will be ordered for lunch so we will not be going to the cafeteria. If your child does not eat Domino’s cheese pizza, you may send a lunch from home. We will be wearing pajamas that day. So feel free to send your child in their pajamas if they would like.
School dismisses that day at 1:00 with NO AFTERCARE.

Be safe when traveling during the holidays. See everyone back at school on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Friday, November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

Dear Families,
Hard to believe that December is almost here. We had a great week wrapping up some important lessons as well as spending some time outside. 

This week we started a unit on Pionners in the United States. We have continued our study on invertebrates by learning about nematodes. We also looked at how the earth’s position and rotation in relationship to our sun creates climates and seasons. 

We hope you all enjoy an amazing week off! When we return the students will begin preparing for the holiday performance. Please be sure your child’s practice book is located in their backpacks.