1016 Woodlawn Drive ~ Byrdstown, TN 38549 ~ 931-864-3496

Friday, May 30, 2008

Ice Cream in a Bag!

Here is an easy and fun activity that you can eat! You probably have everything you need in the kitchen.

What Things Cost!

With all the talk about the prices of gas, groceries and such, I decided to look up my birth year and see just how much things have changed. After a google search here is what I found:
House: $22,000
Average income: $4,454
Ford car: $1748-$3151
Milk: $.97
Gas: $.23
Bread $.18
Postage stamp: $.03
Spareribs: $.39 lb.
Cabbage: $.04 lb.
Eggs, doz.: $.45
Coffee: $.69 lb.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Cordell Hull Festival Saturday May 24

Don't forget the Cordell Hull Folk Festival Saturday. Opening ceremonies are at 10:00 and the schedule of activities is posted at the museum website.

Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

The parents who ordered pictures from Joel Poston at the kindergarten graduation, can pick those up at the Board of Education Building.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We've Been Invaded!

I first noticed the invasion on Saturday, but today they have multiplied many times over.
They are in the trees. . .
On the trees. . .
Littering the base of the trees. . .
And this is what crawls out and leaves those nasty shells everywhere! It's the cicadas!

8th Grade Class

The 8th graders will have a graduation ceremony Thursday night at 7:00 P.M. Best wishes to all the graduates!

Friday's Schedule

On Friday morning the buses will leave school at 8:30 bringing home students ready for summer vacation!

Pajama Day

Today is pajama day in first grade, they are watching movies, eating popcorn, reading books and playing games. It's just a great last day for first grade!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Summer Reading @ Pickett County Public Library

Each year the public library sponsors a summer reading program. This year the theme is Starship Adventure. The program begins on July 10th and continues through the month on the 17th, 24th and 31st. There will be crafts, snacks, prizes, games, entertainers and lots of fun at each session! Miss Lori and Miss Janet at the library would like for you to stop by and register if you want to participate. For more information you can call 864-6281.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pre-K Graduation

Today was the last day for Ms Connie and Ms Julie's Pre-K class. There was a program for their parents, grandparents and friends in the gym at 2:00 today. The Pre-K kids entertained the crowd with songs and dances and each one received a certificate. The youngest visitor there today was a little sister who was born just last Saturday night!
Happy Summer little pre-k kids we will see you this fall in kindergarten!

Who Wants to be a Firefighter?

Today the 7th grade class went just across the street to the Fire/Ambulance Service Buildings. They were a little apprehensive about the trip thinking it might be boring! Were they ever surprised when they arrived and found what the local fire fighters had in store for them. The seventh graders suited up and practiced in the obstacle course. They learned just what it feels like to carry around all that heavy equipment in small spaces! Their teachers said they left with a new respect for our firefighters and the job they do!
After their fire fighting experience they all enjoyed lunch at the Bobcat Den.
(Thanks again to Miss Misty for being the photographer today)

My Special Kindergarten Friends

These are two of my special kindergarten friends! I've loved them both since they were babies and I was glad they reached this milestone! I think their Mommies were a little sad because their babies are growing up, but what they don't know is how they will feel the first time their baby drives away in a car alone or goes on their first date or when they eventually leave home for their own life! I tell them it's all happy--it's the way it is suppose to be, but I know it doesn't make them feel any better! All the best wishes to these two and all the little kindergarteners! And good luck Mommies--more stuff to make you cry is ahead!

G is for Grace

Be sure to check out this week's parent pointer (on the right hand side). It talks about Grace, something we all need!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Last Day of Kindergarten

On their last day, the kindergarteners are practicing for graduation ceremonies tonight!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Kindergarten @ the Zoo

Thanks to Miss Misty for providing me with some pictures from the trip. We can always use a little help from our friends!

5th Grade Variety Show

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Yearbook Update

I have 5 copies of the 2008 yearbook left!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Friday, May 9 Events

Watch channel four news in the morning to see Ms Julia's first graders featured on the 4 the Kids segement. I have noticed this week, they usually show one of the pictures at 6:50.
The second graders are going on their field trip and the fifth graders are presenting their annual variety show at 9:00 a.m.
During the afternoon the K-8 will be going to the high school for a play, we are going over about 12:50.

Spring and Group Pictures

I sent home the spring portraits today for grades pre-k through 3rd. I will send 4-8th and band pictures tomorrow. If siblings had a picture package I still have that too. Watch for it tomorrow.
Joel Poston has created a band composite picture that parents may purchase for $25 (8x10). If you would like to see it stop by Room 200.
If you have questions e-mail me at gibsond2@k12tn.net or call the school 3496 and I will talk with you.

What's for Breakfast and Lunch?

There will be no set menu for the rest of the school year. The cooks will
be using up things they already have. There will be a hot meal each day.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

5th Graders Attend Conservation and Safety Day

The 5th grade class spent the day at the Pickett County Fairgrounds enjoying a day sponsored by the Pickett County Soil Conservation District. After dividing into groups the students visited eight learning stations when they had lessons in boating, gun, fire and tractor safety. Each student enjoyed a ride around the arena on a horse. They also enjoyed petting some goats. The students and their teachers say they had a great day!