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Friday, April 30, 2010

2010 Yearbooks

The 2010 yearbooks are here. It has 80 pages and will go on sale Monday, May 3rd. The cost for each book is $35.00. There were no pre-orders, so no one has made any payment toward the yearbook.
Miss Delilah and Miss Rebekah will be in the hallway about 7:30 Monday morning to begin the sale. Make checks payable to Pickett County K-8.

Pirates and Princesses

On Wednesday, the K-8 was full of pirates and princesses!
Here's a few:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Moving On Up. . .

The students have a new climbing wall in the gym. It has been constructed in the hallway behind the bleachers. Miss Rebekah captured some of these fourth graders enjoying it today. The wall was provided by School Coordinated Health. There are 130 different activities students can do on the wall. The colored grips you see are used in the different games. Before they can use the climbing wall, students must turn in a permission slip signed by their parents.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Notes from Tuesday

*Remember, tomorrow is Pirate/Princess Day. You may dress like the pirate or princess that you are!

*If you were e-mailed or saw a menu there has been a change on Tuesday and Wednesday's lunch.

*Yearbooks will be on sale next week. They will be $35.00.

We sent home a flyer today telling about a fun week we will be having on May 10-14 called Down On the Farm Days.

More Crazy Hats

Thanks, to Miss Kim, to made these photos today!

Today is Crazy Hat Day

Today is crazy hat day, tomorrow is bandanna day! For a complete list of the themes this week click on the right hand column. To participate, just give your teacher 25 cents. All the money will go to the American Cancer Society.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Afternoon's Reptile Show

We ended this week of testing with a reptile show. There were snakes, and lizards and turtles. Miss Rebekah was brave enough to take the snake test and hold a snake all by herself for five seconds!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Expression Week

To help raise money for the American Cancer Society we are sponsoring Expression Week. Each day of the week on April 26 through April 30 you may participate in that day's activity or "expression" by paying 25 cents to your homeroom teacher. All the money collected goes to the American Cancer Society.

Here are the themes for Expression Week:

Day 1-Monday--Hat Day--wear a funny hat or a cap or weird headband

Day 2-Tuesday--Bandanna Day--headdress or scarf or jewelry

Day 3-Wednesday--Pirates of the Caribbean Day, inspired by Jack Sparrow--dress like a pirate on this day. This is also Princess Day for those girls who don't want to be pirates.

Day 4--Thursday--Way Out Day--Peace/Save the Earth/Flower Power/Hippie/ Aliens/ Tie Dye and etc...

Day 5-Friday--Animal Day--shirts, hats shoes, jewelry in animal prints

Wednesday's Testing

Today the TCAP tests were all reading and language arts. Wednesday's will be the math sections. Remember that students need to get enough rest, eat a good breakfast and arrive at school on time. This week at the K-8 breakfast is free to anyone who wants to eat.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tuesday Testing

Tomorrow is the first day of T-CAP testing. Here is a link to the state web site that has frequently asked questions about the test and also provides parents with a list of things that will help the students on the day of the test.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Practicing for TCAP

Just like all the regular classrooms, we've been practicing for TCAP tests in the computer lab. We have two sites that are our favorites. Sara, in the picture above is concentrating on her multiplication tables. The site she is working on is Freerice. It has vocabulary words on different levels and several other subjects such as world capitals and math. The great thing about this site, is that while you are practicing you are also collecting rice to donate to the United Nations World Food Program. For every correct answer you give, ten grains of rice are donated. As you play the rice is collected in a bowl to the right of your screen. We have a contest to see who can collect the most rice in two minutes! I like the warning that comes with this game. It says: This game may make you smarter. It may improve your speaking, writing, thinking, grades, job performance...
Another site filled with games that cover many skills on different grade levels is Funbrain. The students had to give me a little help with the place value of decimals this week--I had forgotten!
This site has a section for teachers and parents that will help you find the games that are appropriate for your child based on age or grade.
Ask your students to show you these sites and play along for some great practice sessions next week. Warning: You may learn something new too!

Friday's Faces

Monday, April 5, 2010

Portrait Package Winner

With some help from my assistants, we had the drawing for the free package of spring portraits.
The winner was Becky W.
Thanks to Joel Poston for sponsoring this give away!

Last Day to Enter

Don't forget to enter the drawing today for a free package of spring pictures! It ends at noon, enter now. Click on the right for details.
Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your portrait orders.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Egg Decorating Contest

Our annual egg decorating contest was held yesterday and just as always some very creative ideas came from our K-8 families. There are eggs that look like animals, and food and story book characters and people and super heroes and some that are just pretty. There's a bunch of pictures in the post, because I just couldn't pick a few. I am positive the judges had a hard time choosing winners in this contest. I'm not listing the winners, just sharing with you some of the eggs that caught my eye! Enjoy.