News From Mrs. Threatt's Pad

Read on to find out what's happening in our homeroom!

Important Dates to Remember

March 20 - Environmental club meets after school

March 26 - Striders club meets after school

March 27 - Spirit Day and Shark Ice Day! Wear your SCES gear or colors to school!

March 27 - One School, One Book ends

Mar. 30 - April 3 - Spring Break! No School :)

April 17 - Brattonsville field trip (more info to come soon)

A Thought to Ponder...

"Be cool to people even when they're not cool to you. Then we'll all be cool."

~ Kid President

Units of Study

Social Studies: Last week, we wrapped up our Slavery in Colonial SC with an visit by a native Gullah-Geechee speaker. She came and taught us some neat songs and words from the Gullah culture. See some of the photos below! I have a video clip, but I'll have to email it.


Wondering what Gullah is? Check out this neat website that we spent time exploring during our unit - http://www.knowitall.org/gullahnet/

The kids loved meeting Aunt Pearlie Sue! Some of her songs can be addicting...watch out! I find myself singing them often!


We are well on our way to the road to the Revolution in SC! We are exploring South Carolina's role in the American Revolution and learning about some key figures and battle that played a vital role in this great war! This is one of our favorite units...for some reason, the wars always interest the kids so much!


After our current social studies unit, we will be switching gears to science! We will be studying plant and animal life cycles and adaptations. We are in need of a large bag of potting soil for planting lima bean plants and Wisconsin Fast Plants. If you are willing and able to send in potting soil, please let me know.

Important Reminders!!

  • Ms. Newton and I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone for spoiling us and making us feel so special during Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so fortunate to have such thoughtful students and parents! A special THANK YOU goes to our room mom, Kim Deaton, for organizing this awesome week for us!!
  • Please remember to check Parent Portal periodically for updates on your child's academic progress.
  • Please check ClassDojo periodically for updates on your child's behavior progress.
  • If you write a check to SCES for any reason, please do not forget to include your telephone number somewhere on your check! This is now a district requirement.