Upcoming Events!!! Don't miss a thing...
12/23-1/5/20 Winter Break
1/7/20-PTO meeting 7:00 (YOUR voice is important)
1/9/20-Hungry Howies Pizza Night
1/17/20-Tootsie Pop Sale
1/20/20-Martin Luther King Day (No School)
1/24/20-End of the Marking Period - No school for students
Leader In Me
Habit 3: Put First Things First® Additional Read Aloud Story Books:
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London. In a comical way, Put First Things First is illustrated when Froggy tries to get dressed to play in the snow. Froggy has forgotten to put on the most important things first—his underwear!
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone (or any version). The Little Red Hen found wheat seeds and wanted help to plant them. No one would help, so the Little Red Hen planted, watered, and weeded the plants by herself. The Little Red Hen Put First Things First and enjoyed the results.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes out of his egg and has an end in mind—to eat enough to sustain himself while in his cocoon. He puts first things first and gets busy eating.
Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman. Baby Bird is separated from his mother and doesn’t know what she looks like. He chooses to be a leader and Put First Things First when he goes out to look for her. The baby bird asks various animals/objects he comes across if they are his mother. In the end, he gets put back in the nest just in time for his mother’s return.
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss. A little boy practices Put First Things First when he plants his carrot seed, waiting patiently and tending to it, even while others tell him “It won’t come up.” He is rewarded with a prize-winning carrot!
READ, READ, READ and then share...
Flipgrid is simple. It engages and empowers every voice in your classroom or community by recording and sharing short, awesome videos … together! Students are sharing reviews of their favorite stories with each other using this awesome platform. Other students can then access the reviews in an effort to help them choose what amazing book they want to read next!
We are also trying to "Catch Students Reading". If you catch your child(ren) reading, snap a quick pic and post it to the Gardens Elementary Library Facebook Page! Every Friday, Mrs. Thomas does a drawing of the students who were "caught" to win a special prize from the office!! Let's get our students READING!!!
Gardens is always giving!
Student Council members were able to help load up the bus with the toys we had collected for the Toys for Tots Campaign and they helped carry out the canned food that was donated to our local Salvation Army!!
-Well Done Students Council
-And a HUGE "Thank You" to Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Sparschu for helping us make an impact in the community!!!
Winter Weather Procedures/Guidlines
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