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!
















Friday, April 13, 2018

Special Blanket Day!


The students in Room 9 have been working so hard on being safe, kind, and doing their best, that we celebrated with a "special blanket" day!  Everyone brought in a blanket that was special to them and we stayed warm and cozy all day!





Monday, March 12, 2018

UMS Hat Day!

Today we had a school wide celebration and wore hats all day!  What a fun way to celebrate being kind, being safe, and doing our best!! Great job UMS!





UMS Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to UMS from March 26-March 30!  Here is a link to check things out!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Student Google Slide Presentation on Arctic Animals

We've been working really hard on researching various arctic animals.  The students worked in partners to learn about an animal of their choice and they created a google slide presentation with their research! Check these out!





Friday, February 23, 2018

Sign Up for a Conference Time



Conferences are Monday, March 5th and Tuesday, March 6th. Go the the UMS homepage and click on the red banner on the left hand side of the page. I look forward to telling you all of the great things that your child has been learning about!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Stuffed Animal Day

We did such a good job earning Champ Bands by being safe, kind, and doing our best that we decided to celebrate with a stuffed animal day!  We were having so much fun, I forgot to take pictures!











Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day was full of friendship, bucket filling behavior, and sweet notes!  











Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy 100th Day of School!!

Tuesday was the 100th day of school!  We had a fabulous time!!  We made a special snack with 100 pieces, we colored crowns and glasses, and we did a 100 activity challenge. Here are some pictures from our fabulous day!