A Peek at Our Week
Our Spectacular 1st-3rd Grade Class
February 5, 2016
We LOVE our new OCS shirts! They all wanted to put them on right away and we were able to show them off today at the library!
There are just some words that need to be put to bed! Some verbs get used SO much they get TIRED and OVERWORKED. Let's give them a rest, tuck them into bed, sing them a lullaby and then choose a POWER verb! A power verb gives some spice to our writing and some delicious detail.
As authors we have the choice and writing power to pick what words we would like to use. "The boy went up the stairs," can become much more interesting and we can even give more detail by giving "went" a rest. If the boy is scared we might choose, "The boy tiptoed up the stairs." If he is angry, "The boy stomped up the stairs." Just one word can make a big difference and make our sentence detailed and delicious! Yum!
We continue identifying verbs while some worked on helping verbs.
We investigated the characteristics of a biography and some features we might find by looking at a biography of Cesar Chavez...a table of contents, date of birth, facts, big moments and events in chronological order, problems and challenges and what the world learned from that person. Would we find a biography in the non-fiction or fiction part of the library? Who would be the author of a biography?
Our Community Heroes!
Drissia - Friendly Water for the World
Colleen - Thurston County Solid Waste
It was really cool to see some things that had been re-purposed into something new...a shirt made out of water bottles, shoes made out of tires and a pencil made from jeans!
Ann and Gusto - Human Animal Solutions
They also taught us the important relationship between the handler and therapy pet. There is actually a Therapy Animal's Bill of Rights! The training and relationship is based on respect, understanding and gentleness. It is the animal's choice if they are going to provide therapy and it is important for the handler to understand the animal's cues and train with kindness. Ann works with a couple of therapy dogs and visits hospitals, prisons, schools and nursing homes to bring happiness and heal hearts.
Back to the Library
The library planned a fun scavenger hunt that gave us an opportunity to learn about many different local heroes...Cheryl Selby (our mayor), Sharon Holley, Program Manager for the Downtown Welcome Center and then our favorite, Mennic, a police dog!
For Heaven's Sake Donations
Laundry Soap (HE type)
Squirrel & Jay bird seed mix
Dove and quail seed mix
Black Oil Sunflower Seed for wild birds
There are other items on their wish list that you can check out on their website .
Or, make a monetary donation. With Spring around the corner, they currently are in need of funds to support the purchase of fawn and other baby animal milks
For Heaven's Sake Wildlife is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), all volunteer organization. Your donations are tax deductible.
- February 12th - Sam, Gillian
- February 26th - Oliver, Stella
- March 4th - Laurel, Stella
- March 11th - Addy, Sam
- March 18th - Gillian, Kaitlyn
- March 25th - Oliver, Ethan
- April 1st - Stella, Olivia
- February 6th - Alternative School Fair
- February 10th - Board Meeting
- February 10th - School Clean-up 3:00-4:00
- February 11th - Heart Talk/Open House
February 12th - 1/2 Day - Valentine's Day Celebration! Sign up here for Red Foods!
February 15th-19th - Mid-Winter Break - No School
February 22nd - 100th Day of School!
Field Trips and Special Events
- January 8th - February 10th - Read to Feed (Our Fundraising Page)
- February 26th - Museum of History and Industry - Center of Innovation - 9:00 (all day!)
- May 6 - Wolf Haven - 11:45
- May 20th - Woodard Bay Bike Trip - 12:15
- June 3 - Cougar Mountain Zoo - 8:15 (all day!)