This Week w/ Ms. Werth

February 1st - February 5th

Blackburn Made the News!

Please watch Channel 9 News tonight to see our school featured for our school-wide "Dab" and Panther celebration - Go Panthers!


From what we were told, there will be something quick at noon today and a more extended clip sometime between 5:00-6:30 this evening :)

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We Had a Blast at the Science Center!

Thanks so much for helping to make our Science Center Field Trip a success! The kids were well behaved and seemed to learn a lot based on the conversation in the Planetarium and the conversations I saw taking place as they explored the Science Center exhibits.


Please check out the link below to see some of the photos captured (and if any of the chaperones have additional pictures please email them to me and I will add them to the Google Drive link provided so others can enjoy them too).


https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B57AemkycPWKTk9sWk9LcUxvbFE

Math and Science

This week in math we have been working on math centers to reinforce some of our fraction concepts. We participated in the following centers: Fraction Quilt, Fraction War, Equivalent Fractions, Fraction Puzzle, and Fraction Battle. Specifically, we focused our attention on fractions of a whole, comparing fractions (with and without visuals), and equivalent fractions. Next up will be decimals!


This week in science we concluded our study of the Earth, the moon, and the sun and students displayed all of their knowledge in our Planetarium experience with the Science Center associate (and if you weren't a chaperone, you should know they did wonderfully!). Next up is rocks and minerals!

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The Leader in Me

Having now successfully spent a week working with each habit individually, we are now proceeding to begin integrating all seven habits into our daily school lifestyle when and where appropriate. Congratulations to Monse and Loren for being recognized as our weekly Leader in Me examples!


Additionally, now that all of our staff members have had an opportunity to check out other local schools and the neat things they are implementing concerning The Leader in Me, be on the lookout for changes throughout our school as well (how exciting!).

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Important Dates


  • Tuesday, Feb. 9th - PDQ Spirit Night (5-9pm)
  • Monday, Feb. 15th - Initially a teacher workday - now a make-up snow day
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16th - School-wide Lego Night (check out the link below)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23rd - Progress Reports
  • Tuesday, April 12th - Grandfather Mountain Field Trip*


*This is a little further out, but some parents have asked about our Grandfather Mountain field trip (which will require 4-5 parent chaperones per class with current background checks - please contact the office to check on whether or not we have a background check on file for you or if you need the paperwork to complete one prior to our trip).


Smore Link about Lego Night:

https://www.smore.com/8vnga-lego-night-at-bbes?ref=email-content#w-5154252371

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