Loving Every Minute of Learning
I have seen so much learning in our building this week. I had the opportunity to watch our 2nd graders revise their sentences. They were not just revising to make a better sentence. They were specifically revising to focus on their word choice.
Writing is such an important skill. All of us write for many different purposes each day. As a parent, you can encourage your young writers at home by having them complete some of the following activites:
- Let your child use writing tools such as pencils, washable markers, chalk, and crayons. Gather and organize these materials, along with some paper, in a box that your child can decorate and have access to.
- Have a family blog or online scrapbook.
- Encourage your child to use drawing to express ideas and tell stories.
- Show your child that written words are a part of daily life. From grocery lists and email messages to billboards and signs in stores, writing is everywhere!
- Have a family mailbox and write letters to each other. We all love nice friendly notes.
- Let your child play dough for hands-on practice shaping letters of the alphabet.
- Help your child create a pretend menu using pictures of food from newspapers and magazines
- Use a family message board as an exciting way to involve children in writing with a purpose.
Have fun writing!
Attention all families,
We need your pictures!! The PE bulletin board will be showcasing our awesome students participating in their favorite activities to stay fit and healthy. We would like each student to bring in a picture of them exercising, playing sports, cooking healthy meals or engaging in any activity to stay fit.
Bring your pictures to the gym and receive a pride ticket for being Responsible!
Calling all Isbell Artist!!
How would you like to have your artwork on the cover of the Yearbook? Enter the Yearbook Cover Art Contest!
This year’s theme is: Known For……. What do you think Isbell is most known for?
Create a drawing based around this theme.
Yearbook Cover Art Contest Rules
1. Use a sheet of blank white copy paper for your drawing.
2. Make sure the drawing is vertical.
3. Make your drawing bright and colorful!
4. Use markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, etc.
5. Put your name and your teachers name on the back of your artwork.
6. Take your time and be CREATIVE!
Submissions must be received by the end of the school day on October 19th. Bring submissions to Mrs. Dugas. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Winners will be voted on by students in your child’s grade level and the top two from each grade level will be part of the Yearbook Cover design!
Voting will take place on October 24th!
Tips for quality artwork:
1. Start lightly with pencil so it is easy to erase.
2. Make sure everything is brightly colored.
3. Outline with bright markers or sharpie.
4. Make sure everything is spelled correctly.
October 14th- 4th Grade @ Field Trip to Storytelling
October 17th - 21st- Book Fair in the library 7:20 am - 4:00 pm daily!
October 18th- Kinder @ the Pumpkin Patch
October 19- Isbell Cane’s Day (Go meet Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Woodward, Mrs. Barefoot, Mrs. Nagy, Mrs. Reeves, Mrs. Mesina, Mrs. Knapp, and Mrs. Pacheco for dinner.
October 24 - 28- Red Ribbon Week
October 27th- Report Cards Sent Home
October 28th- GMI, Come check out Rowdy!
October 31st- Capes and Tiaras.. Will you be a king, queen, or super hero. Dress up as your favorite.
November 4th- Fall Carnival
Isbell PTA News
GMI Tomorrow at 7:55 am
Star Teacher of the Week- Kelsey Newman- 5th Grade
Hello, everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week! I want to start off by thanking you for the warm welcome to the Isbell family! This year has gotten off to a great start, and I look forward to many wonderful experiences to come! My name is Kelsey Newman, and this year begins my 6th year of teaching fifth grade. I am originally from Katy, TX, but DFW has been my home for the last ten years. I moved to Denton, TX to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas. That is where I met my wonderful husband, Bryan. He is also from the Houston area, so we look forward to traveling back to see our families as often as we can. Although our parents still live in the Houston area, our siblings have journeyed all around the world! My younger brother recently concluded four years in the United States Marine Corps. He is still living near base in North Carolina, and we are looking forward to his upcoming wedding next summer. Bryan’s younger sister is currently teaching in South Korea, so we always look forward to hearing all about her experience and travels. In our spare time, my husband and I enjoy doing some traveling of our own. Our most recent adventures have taken us to explore the history in Washington DC, and to visit our sweet nieces and their family in Richmond, Virginia. The last bit of exciting news to share is the upcoming arrival of our son in January! My husband and I are thrilled to be embarking on the journey of parenthood, and look forward to the growing of our family.