Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Announcements 2-29-2016


7/8 Soccer Home vs Georgia
5/6 Soccer at Fairfield.  Girls 4:30, Boys 5:30 PM

Cross Country Running Practice 3:15 to 4:30 PM

Beginning trumpets are having lessons this morning and afternoon at WIN time. This afternoon, lessons are for Ignazio, Ivy, and Amber.

Full Sr. Band including 6th grade members is this afternoon, 6th grade lessons are on, and Jazz Band is on Friday.
All beginning drums, Issac, Sophia, Landon and Jaden have a lesson at 11:30 today.

Picture Day is Coming Next Week
Tuesday through Friday October 4,5,6 and 7.  Order Forms will be going home with students today (9/29) or Friday (9/30) this week.

Explorers Math
On Wednesday 9-28-2016 math specialist Ms. Cox Taught second Grade Explorers (Ms. Krieger's class) about odd and even numbers.  First the students participated in counting exercises that incorporated vigorous movement to wake up their brains for the lesson ahead.  A calming breathing exercise followed. Then students participated in a Smartboard lesson that clearly showed differences between even and odd numbers and the importance of being able to divide even numbers by two.  It was an engaging math experience throughout the class session.

Doing vigorous exercise while counting up to 120
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Counting by tens while moving
Counting to 120 forwards and backwards by fives
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Using a breathing exercise to move into the next phase of the lesson
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Teaching the concept of even and odd numbers with a Smartboard
Dividing up apples from a tree between two children
Putting numbers on a number line
Learning how odd and even numbers fit on a number line

Mrs. Walsh's students collected Milkweed seeds 
Milkweed is important to the survival of Monarch Butterflies.  These students are doing their best to find Milkweeds seeds, plant them and care for them all over school property.

Mrs Biggie delivered cheer somewhere in our building on Wednesday.

Trash in Compost Update
On Tuesday the Compost was looking a little better. After B win there was only one piece of garbage int he compost bins! WOW.

On Wednesday there was a lot of trash in the compost again. Let's try for a trash free compost by Friday. That would really be something to celebrate.

What goes in the compost
What does not go in the compost
Brown paper towels
Leftover food
Milk or juice
Plastic wrap
Milk Cartons
Cereal containers

Watermelon and Cantaloupe are the Snacks for Today

Watermelon: Store your watermelon in a cool area (50-60 degrees F) until it's cut. Cut watermelon should be refrigerated (and be sure to wipe off your watermelon with a damp cloth prior to cutting it). Remember, try the rind blended with some lime juice rather than simply tossing it in the trash (choose an organic watermelon especially if you'll be eating the rind).

Cantaloupe: Low-calorie goodness! An average-sized cantaloupe contains just 100 calories. Who knew something so sweet could be good for you?

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Students may take two fruit servings with each meal. They must take at least one.
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