Drench Mr. Morici
Since Room 206 turned in all of their envelopes we had the opportunity to have a water party with Mr. Morici! Monday morning we walked our line up and were the first class to get Mr. Morici all wet. Students picked up the water shooters, filled them up, and took a shot at Mr. Morici on the count of three. They all got to reload and make a second shot! Afterwards they all got an enjoyed an Otterpop by the wall ball courts! It was a blast! (all pictures are in the Media Gallery)
PE with Coach Blower
Students enjoyed some exercise and play with Coach Blower last Monday! Please don’t forget to remind your child to wear appropriate shoes as students are asked to sit out if they are not in shoes that are safe. She asks that students are in tennis shoes that cover the entire top of the foot (this is excludes any Mary Jane shoes, Crocs, canvas slip ons, or TOMS). A classic velcro or lace up tennis shoe seems to work best. I suggest just wearing them every Monday so you don’t have to keep track of PE days. Thank you! Ms. Yu has volunteered to support our students at PE! Yay!
Character Education – Responsibility
EBS was founded on the philosophy of educating the whole child’s heart and mind. It takes a strong partnership of parents, teachers, administrators, and children working together to develop children who demonstrate: Responsibility, Generosity,Gratitude, Respect, Forgiveness, Honesty, Compassion, Cooperation, Perseverance, and Loyalty. Megan Brenk came in this week to teach our first Character Education lesson for the year. September was Responsibility month! Volunteers spend about 30 minutes per month in the classroom leading a discussion, reading a book, role playing, or even doing skits and puppet shows that relate to each month’s character trait. Right now, Megan has taken on this role solely by herself. We are really seeking to have 1-2 more parents teacher a couple lessons this year. Its a great way to not only connect with students, but to share and challenge our students with traits and concepts that we value and want them to have as contributing members of society. Please let us know if you are able to help. …THANK YOU MEGAN!
Science – Trees
This week our class will begin our science unit on Trees. We will be observing and comparing trees. We will be choosing a class tree on the school grounds as well. Your students may come home with lots of information and/or questions about trees and their parts. Feel free to join in the tree study at home by taking your child for walks in your neighborhood to observer trees and other plans to compare how they are alike and different. Look at the leaves….what shape are they? Do the trees have buds, flowers fruit, or seeds? Enjoy the conversations with your little scientist. You might even discover some new observations about near by trees you never noticed before!
We finished a unit on sorting (to put objects together that are the same with 1 or more similar attributes). We are now onto our next unit which focuses on a true understanding of number concepts. I added a back page to the homework for families to practice and work together. Again this is an activity for you and family enjoy and connect learning at home. It is not necessary to turn anything in, but I strongly encourage you to try these on. The students enjoy the activities and it allows extra practice on mathematical concepts. To modify the task, change the numbers in the word problem. Encourage your child to show their thinking with words, pictures or numbers. Praise the EFFORT for attempting and sticking with it.
Room 206 Class Roster
The class roster was emailed out this week. I have had a couple of changes that parents have emailed to me. If you would like any of the information updated or deleted, please email me as I will be sending out a FINAL DRAFT next weekend. A special thanks to Angela Weathers for creating the roster for our class! Enjoy this tool as a way to connect with other families in our class!
Class Field Trip: Apple Orchard Here We Come
We will be attending our first class field trip to an apple orchard on Monday, October 20th. This trip supports our Science as we are learning about Trees. We will be using parent drivers for our transportation to this field trip. All the information regarding the field trip will be going home with your child on Monday. Please keep your eye out and return all the information by Friday, October 10th. Shhhh….don’t tell your student! I will be sharing the news with them on Monday…they are going flip with excitement!
The EBS Fall Festival is the evening of Friday, October 17th. This is a family friendly event held at the school. All proceeds go the AFP to benefit EBS Students! I’m planning to attend with my family and hope to see you there. There will be games, face painting, a silent auction, a chance to buy your EBS spirit wear, costume parade, and much more! A flyer went home with your child this past week regarding the festival and pre-order purchase packages for Bingo Tickets.
Our Fall Festival Basket
Thank you 206 Families for all your donations to our class basket and a special thanks to Megan Brenk for putting out all the information and for creating our class basket on such short notice to be auctioned off at the Fall Festival!
BOX TOPS – Send in your box tops!
You received a flyer in your child’s folder this week regarding the contest. The top three classes get a prize. Box Tops give cash directly to our school ! Thanks to those families that have already turned in baggies of Box Tops.
- Music with Mr. Waczek
- Information regarding upcoming Field Trip will go home
This week …..TUESDAY
- AFP Meeting in the MPR at 6:30 pm
- Computer Lab
- Minimum Day – LUNCH only today….no snack
- Return your LIBRARY books
- Color Day – Wear GREEN (….next week’s color is Purple)
- Return Homework
- Return Field Trip Information
- Our students first Fine Artist Program project
- 206 weekly visit to the school library