Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fill A Bucket with Compliments and Kind Words!

Today and Monday, we are spreading feelings of friendship!  Each student has their own bucket and classmates are writing kind words to "fill" their bucket!  We had SO much fun on Friday and I can't wait to continue on Monday!  Remember, the last school day is Tuesday and students will be dismissed at 12:45!  Have a fabulous summer and please come back and visit!!










Friday, June 8, 2018

The Village Scoop Celebration!

We did a great job the last few weeks of being safe, kind, and doing our best so we earned a classroom celebration at the Village Scoop! Today was the perfect day for ice cream! Take a look at our photos!





























(It's really hard to tell when everyone is looking the right way!)


Friday, May 25, 2018

Four Winds - Bees!

Today we had a great Four Winds Science lesson on Bees! We learned all about the three types of bees - queen, worker, and drone.  We were able to take a close-up look at deceasedworker and drone bees with magnifying glasses.  We were fascinated that the worker bees have stingers but the drone bees don't. We also sampled some honey and honeycomb!  I'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Bevill for teaching these amazing science lessons all year!  Here are some pictures from our explorations!













Friday, May 18, 2018

UMS School Wide Celebration!!

The kids at UMS have been doing a fabulous job being safe, kind, and doing their best!!! They have filled 3 large bins with champ bands so today's school wide celebration was a bouncy slide!!!!  We had 20 minutes and the kids had a blast! It was really difficult to get an action picture of the kids, but here's a glimpse into our fun!











Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Chris Van Dusen

Today we had an exciting visit from children's author Chris Van Dusen!!  He is an author and illustrator of 9 children's hooks and he has illustrated numerous other books, posters, license plates, and pamphlets.  He was very entertaining and we loved hearing about his writing process!  Here are our pictures from this great presentation!



We all had our listening ears on!




He showed us a poster that he made for the Ringling Brother's Circus!




He did all of the illustrations for Kate DiCamillo's books "Mercy Watson", a big crowd favorite!




These are some of the books that he has illustrated and written.




A student tried to read one of Chris' titles in French!




These are the 9 books that Chris wrote and illustrated himself!



Here's an early sketch of what Mr. McGee looked like before Chris settled on his final drawing.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Four Winds - Owls!

Today we learned all about Owls!!! We learned about their adaptations that make them excellent hunters and how they digest their food! We were even able to explore an owl pellet! Take a look at some pictures from all of our fun!




















Friday, April 20, 2018

Paper Airplanes with Mr. Antonicci

Today we learned how to make dart airplanes with Mr. Antonicci!! He came in and taught small groups of students how to make this fast flying plane!  Everyone had lots of fun!  Look in your child's home school folder for their new creation!  Have a wonderful break and I'll see everyone on Monday, April 30th!