Grandparents & Special Friends Tea
- Students with the last names starting with A-H will have their grandparents/special friends come at 2:15.
- Students with the last names starting with I-P will have their grandparents/special friends come at 2:35.
- Students with the last names starting with Q-Z will have their grandparents/special friends come at 2:55.
If you'd like your student to leave school with their guest after they are done, please send a note giving them permission to do so.
A flyer will be sent home with more information as the date gets closer.
Title Reading Night
1st Quarter Parent/Teacher Conferences
School Book Fair
What's Happening in PE?
I would like to thank the Nodaway Holt Education Foundation for sponsoring the classroom grant. I was able to purchase items for both the elementary and high school and look forward to using these items to expand what we do in the gym for Physical Education. I also received a grant from the Department of Conservation to develop a fishing unit. We received 17 new fishing poles, tackle and lures, and curriculum. I hope to get our students fishing soon and am excited to provide additional learning experiences for our students!
Coming soon to the library…
There are some exciting activities coming to the library next month! Sign up sheets have gone out to second through sixth grade for after-school Lego Club. Mrs. Stidd and I are also starting an after-school Board Game Club for fourth through sixth grade. Be sure to get those permission slips turned in if your students wants to be in one (or both) of the clubs. The clubs will usually meet on Thursdays once or twice a month. (Don’t worry. They will never be on the same Thursday.) All dates, times, and announcements about these clubs will be shared via Remind, so be sure you join the Remind groups when you receive an invitation.
Mark your calendars! The book fair is coming to the library October 17-23. Students will be able to shop for books throughout the week, and we will also be set up at Grandparents Tea and parent-teacher conferences. The fall book fair helps us buy so many new books for the library. Thank you for continued support of the library and for sharing the love of reading!
It’s been a busy month in our reading classroom! Using playdough to sound out words, going on an alphabet hunt around our room, doing word work activities with our new letter magnets, name just a few activities enjoyed in our classroom! It gets the kids up and moving and they love it! The students also enjoy acting out their vocabulary words for the week. The meaning of the words seem to “stick” in our brains if we get involved with the word through acting it out! Something we practice while reading our books is telling who the author and illustrator are and what their jobs are, discussing the characters and setting, and the main idea of the story. There is so much involved when it comes to reading and the kids have been working EXTRA hard and having fun with it!
5th and 6th Grade Band
5th Grade Band
We finally have instruments for all of the students! They are all working very hard to learn how to make musical sounds on their chosen instruments. We are learning the first 5 notes of the Bb concert scale, playing along with orchestral tracks, and reading notes in the lesson book.
6th Grade Band
What a mighty sound! These kids really know how to get a full sound on their instruments. We are playing out of the band lesson book and adding dynamics and articulations. They are playing warm-ups with an orchestral track to improve intonation. They have also just completed their first standards based assessment. Students will now be able to set a goal to improve their playing skills.
All Band Students
There is a great free website that provides at home private lessons on every instrument. Go to: The Practicing Musician and sign up. After you create your free account, select the instrument of choice.
What's Happening in Art?
Sing Along in Music!
Second and third grades are in competition to see who can read the pitches and beats the best on their music.
Fourth grade is going to town playing their recorders!
Fifth and sixth grades are doing a good job keeping their eyes on their own part while reading two-part choral music.
- October 6th - School Picture Retake Day
- October 12th - Fire Safety Day
- October 12th - Title Reading Night from 5:30-6:30
- October 17th - 24th - Book Fair
- October 20th - Grandparents/Special Friends Tea
- October 23rd - Parent/Teacher Conferences
- October 30th - New Playground Install Starts
- October 31st - Fall Parties @ 3:00