A note from Mrs. Heckenlaible...
A Time of THANKS!
November is a time of giving THANKS for the many blessings we have been given. Our Longfellow staff THANKS all of our families for sharing your Lions with us each day! This time of year really makes you aware of the many treasures we have in life and to celebrate them each day. We give THANKS for:
T – THANKFUL for our Longfellow Lions
H – HAPPY to have our Lions in school
A – APPRECIATE the strong parental support
N – NURTURING staff to guide and educate our students
K – KINDNESS throughout our school
S – SUPPORTING community and school board
Happy THANKSgiving from all of the Longfellow learners and staff!
A Tour of Longfellow
Jeans for Means
"The mission of First Circuit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is to assure a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every abused and/or neglected child by providing a trailed volunteer to advocate for them in the court system."
BK's Pumpkin Patch
The cutest batch of pumpkins you ever did see!
Counting Pumpkin Seeds
Miss Novak's class is working hard on counting.
Looking Cozy, Mrs Rehorst's class
How comfy does this bear look? I think we'll let him sleep.
The art room needs YOU
Packages of 100 napkins
Paper dessert plates
Keep watching the newsletter for more items needed in the coming months. All of our lions need to use those creative juices and art class is the perfect place for it!
Help Me help you!
Seeing yourself positively
This 2nd grader knows she's kind, funny, and likes Halloween.
What's the best about you?
Hopeful, clever and active? What terrific words to describe this energetic 4th grader.
This 5th grader feels she's loyal, sweet and athletic. What great attributes!
American Education Week
American Education Week-Nov 16-20, 2020-Celebrate Education!!
Join us in celebration with the following Dress-up Day:
· Monday, November 16
Red, White and Blue Day in honor of our Veterans and Troops
· Tuesday, November 17
· Wednesday, November 18
Red for Education
· Thursday, November 19
College Wear/Jersey Day
Teachers can wear their college colors
· Friday, November 20
Black and Gold Day
*Please note: All clothing choices must be school appropriate. No face paint or hair color spray is allowed.
Way to go Den B!!! Education is #1 but we also focus on just being the best YOU that you can be. Always look for the positives in yourself and others. Don't give up! Be your best!
blue ribbon artwork winners
Our busy art room!
habits of mind
Novembers habits of mind are:
Applying past knowledge to new situations. Use what you learn!
Accessing prior knowledge; transferring knowledge beyond the situation in which it was learned.
Remaining open to continuous learning. Learn from experiences!
Havng humility and pride when admitting we don't kow; resisting complacency.
Student of the month
Jaylynn Costello is the KR student of the month for November. Jaylynn comes to school each day with a smile on her face and is eager to learn. You will find that she is also eager to share what she has learned with others during whole group and small group activities. Keep up the great work Jaylynn!
Tristin Magnuson is the student of the month for 1H. Tristin often thinks about things that we have previously learned and shares how it applies to our new concepts. He is eager to learn about new things and looks for ways to share what he has learned. Way to go Tristin!
Ryker Snyder is the student of the month for 1S! This young man seems to always be thinking about what is going on in the classroom and making connections to past learning. He is a positive, upbeat young man that is interested in what there is to learn. He often shares his thoughts in class discussion. Way to go Ryker!
Teegyn Erickson is the student of the month for 1V! Teegyn loves to learn. He uses what he already knows and asks great curious questions to learn more. He works so hard in the classroom. He's a great role model for his peers. You rock, Teegs!
Phoenix Heth is our student of the month for November. Phoenix does a great job of applying past knowledge and always beign open to continuous learning. Phoenix loves to learn new things. He works hard and tries his best in all that he does. Keep up the good work Phoenix! I am so glad you are part of our class!
Kamber Buschbach is Mrs. McPeek's student of the month. Kamber finds ways to connect what she has learned and experienced in the past to what she is learning now. She is always willing to learn more. She is a great role model for these habits. Awesome job, Kamber!
Bentley Mueller is 2J's Student of the Month! Bentley is always making connections from what she already knows to what we are learning about in 2nd grade. She is curious about new ideas and asks questions to keep stretching her brain. Way to go, Bentley! Keep up the great work!
Braylon Heinzman is 3B's class pick for this month. Braylon is always able to remember things we have learned in the past to help him figure out the question at hand. Braylon is eager to learn and is open to learning at every opportunity. Way to go!
Tucker Schmidt is 3G's student of the month. He does a great job at making connections between things we have already learned and things we are learning now. He never gives up and is always willing to learn more. Way to go Tucker!
Isabelle Julien is 3K's student of the month. She is great at applying her past knowledge to help her in new situations. She makes great connections and is always willing to challenge herself and learn something new. She also has a very positive attitude regarding her learning. Way to go, Isabelle!
Blake Rehorst is 4N's student of the month for November! Blake is always the first one to raise his hand and eagerly share his past connections to whatever we are currently learning in our classroom. Whenever given a new topic to learn or book to read, Blake is excited to move forward and encourages his classmates to do the same. Keep it up, Blake!
Mallory Genzlinger is 4S's student of the month. Mallory is always applying her past knowledge to solve current problems. She is also curious and always asks questions in order to continually learn new things. Awesome job, Mallory. Keep working hard!
Maria Loudner is 4/5K's student of the month for November! Maria loves learning and is always up for the challenge of learning something new! Maria also applies what she already knows to what she is currently learning. She is always trying her best no matter what she is working on. Never stop learning Maria!
Karter Davis is 5A's Student of the Month for November! Karter always applies his past knowledge to current situations by making connections. He also shows a love for learning and continually challenges himself, especially in math. Keep it up, Karter! I am proud of you.
Vinny Fellner is 5M's student of the month for November! Vinny is applying his past knowledge every single day! He has a deep love for learning, especially in math. He is remaining open to continuous learning by challenging himself and continuing to ask questions when solving problems! Keep up the awesome work Vinny, You Rock!
Congratulations to our Fire Prevention Color Contest Winners!
1st place: Tito Castillo, 1st grade-Mrs Schnabel
2nd place: Harper Crago, 1st grade-Mrs Hofer
3rd place: Maci Davis, K-Mrs Rehorst
Did You Know?
Our 2nd graders in Mrs Borgan's classroom are learning all about spiders.
A Dapper Dude
Look at this sylish spider from Miss Jira's class. Did you know that spiders are smart? Well, I suppose you have to be pretty smart to make such amazing webs.
Pretty Little Lady
Don't let that bow fool you. Those fangs can be poisonous.
A Dapper Dude
Have an attitude of gratitude!
"We be-leaf in gratitude"
"I am thankful that we are in school, my family, and friends." We feel the same way kiddo!
I am thankful for my teachers because they teach me new things." The teachers are thankful for every student too!
Never Give Up
2nd grader, Alexis, knows to keep trying even when you want to give up.
Nealee, in Mrs McPeek's class knows that she can learn from her mistakes!
Mrs McPeek's class is working hard on spelling, sentence structure and story telling all in one assignment.
Lonfellow Lions Family Fitness Challenge
Did you know that we are having a LONGFELLOW FAMILY FITNESS CHALLENGE this year?!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Mrs. Eitemiller will post a video at the beginning of each month. The video will show the different activities for that month. As you complete the challenges, take a selfie of your family in action and post it either to our private Facebook group or our Google Classroom (codes listed below). Once your picture has been posted, I will enter your name into the drawing for that month. We will draw for prizes EVERY MONTH!
Search the group LONGFELLOW LIONS FAMILY FITNESS CHALLENGE and ask to join the group. Once I see your request, I will let you in the group.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM OPTION
Go to Google Classroom and click to join a class. Enter this code: 7uzita5
I am so excited to see our Longfellow Lions being active and having fun with their families! Remember to post a selfie for each activity in order to have your name in the drawing!
If you have any questions, email Mrs. Eitemiller at: Heidi.Eitemiller@k12.sd.us
Click on this to see the newest video from Mrs Eitemiller. If you get a message saying you don't have access. Just push the request button and Mrs Eitemiller will get you signed up. Join the fun!
Guess who I am
Miss Nelson's fourth graders are wondering if you can guess who they are with their masks on.
Here's Tayla and she's kind and loving.
All about me
Teagan in Mrs Kristensen's class can tell you all about herself.
Mrs Abts's class was working on food chains. One student was e-learning and didn't have all of the supplies he needed. He decided to do his digitally! Wow! Way to problem solve!
Mrs Abts's class is working on food chains. Can you figure out which animals they are showing?
Mrs Sarne's class did some finger painting to show fall trees. Beautiful!
I think Mrs Bakhtiari should be......
Keeping it clean
Helping out and keeping her room spic and span.
Mrs Heckenlaible getting the job done
Secretly, Mrs H has wanted to drive a zamboni. This is the closest she'll probably get. She's listening to "I Wanna Drive the Zamboni" on her phone. Hockey fans know what we're talking about!
The office is busy too, cleaning up after themselves and keeping Longfellow looking great!