On Monday, December 19th we had our annual Holiday Dinner. Mr. Hudspith served a tray of crackers to those waiting in line for hot lunch. The lunch tables had red tablecoverings and were decorate with holiday ornaments. Colorful lights hung from the ceiling and Mrs. Irons played the piano. This was my first Lakeview Holiday Dinner and it was a great time-I was very surprised when everyone started singing while Mrs. Irons played a favorite song.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
|2nd grade staff looking "Grinchy"!|
The Grinch was as.... green as grass
mean as a lion.
scary as a ghost.
The Grinch's heart was as.....small as a rat.
creepy as an octopus.
tiny as a bee.
The Grinch's heart grew as....giant as an elephant.
big as Santa.
loving as me.
In the afternoon we talked about how to make someone who is feeling grouchy like the Grinch grin again. Some of their ideas were to give them ice cream, take them to the beach, take them to school and teach them to be happy, and to just simply grow up! They put their ideas on their Grinch characters they made.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Enjoy watching what your children did for sciece this week. They had to think like engineers to solve a problem. They had to make a plan and draw what their solution would look like. Then they had to choose materials, build their design and test it. After testing they had to reflect and decide what they could have done to make their design work even better. The movie we made with the ipad was too long and I had to send it in parts. I apologize for that and will continue to try and find a way to put up a longer movie.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Matt is the father of Gretta who is in our class. He joined the army when he was just out of high school. He served as a military police officer. He was stationed at an army base in Texas and also spent three months in Saudia Arabia. He shared his uniform with us and expained the pins on his coat. He brought pictues of his work in Saudia Arabia. He also shared about the cloths that people in Saudia Arabia wear on their heads. Different colors are worn to show their status in society.
Amber is a para educator here at Lakeview Elementay. She served in the National Guards for seven years. She talked about the time she spent in Kosovo. Her roll there was as a liason for the people of Kosovo. She would spend time talking to the people about their fears during the war in their country. Amber told the kids about the differences between schools in America and in Kosovo. I think we are all thankful for Lakeview.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Last week we worked on a reader's theater about a day in the life of a pioneer family. After much practice we were ready to perform. We presented our play seven times to eight different classes in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. Everyone did and excellent job!!
|The animals in the barn:|
horses-Lainie, Anthony, and Sean
pigs-Jack, Nichole, and Bowman
chickens-Maddie, Kalyn, and Jamison
|Our narrators Angelo, Makayla, and Laura.|
|The children-Caden (John), Josie (Mary), |
Lily(Clara), and William (Charles).
Thursday, May 26, 2011
|Laura with the bowls of lettuce and radishes.|
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Just a reminder that the second graders will be taking a field trip to the Freeborn County Historical Museum on Wednesday, May 25th. We are planning on having a picnic lunch that day. The cafeteria is not planning on serving us that day so rain or shine your child will need to bring a lunch to school that day. Hopefully the weather cooperates and we'll be able to eat on the picnic tables at the museum. If it is raining we'll eat lunch in our rooms before we go.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
On Friday, May 20th students and staff are invited to wear hats for a small donation to the Freeborn County Relay for Life. Every year millions of cancer patients around the world lose their hair during chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. Wearing caps and hats are their badge of courage as they battle this disease. Please let your child participate in this event as we honor the courage of all cancer patients. The suggested donation is $0.25 to $1.00. The donation is small but if we have everyone participate we'll help raise a lot of money. Thanks for your support!!