March

Birthday -Thanks for the Birthday wishes. I enjoyed the cards, cake, balloons, and cookies!  I even had a “duty free” lunch to celebrate!   You all made my birthday very special. It was fun to  have someone excited about my birthday.  I know the kids  sang “Happy Birthday” every time someone new mentioned it was my birthday!  They even got to guess how old I am.  Yes,  I am  somewhere between the guesses of 39 and 87.  Really???  What a fun day!

Boosterthon – We are fired up for Boosterthon.  Great pledges have been coming in!  Our class has exceeded $40/lap.  They have earned extra recess, popsicles, a pop-corn party, “sock day”, and we are close to getting a game day!  Great job getting pledges.  The run is Wednesday, March 19.  We are excited and looking forward to a fun day.

Kona Ice  is Friday, March 21.  It is $3.00

Spring Break – We will be off the week of March 24 – 28.  I hope you all enjoy some warm weather – finally!  When we come back, it will be April!  Remember to keep reading and studying x facts.  Reading Logs and Math Calendars will be due on March 31.

Science and Social Studies – We have finished our study on the Human Body, and we are studying about Space and “patterns in the sky” for Science before Spring Break. We will get to experience “Star Lab” when we return March 31.   We will start a new unit on Rocks and Minerals in April, and visit DeSoto Caverns in May.   We are also finishing a government study before Spring Break, and starting a unit on Alabama  when we return.

Math – We are finishing our unit on fractions.  Keep reviewing equivalent fractions.  We are starting a unit on Measurement, but will continue practicing x facts.  Every student has a code to practice on xtramath.org at home.  Please use this free resource.

 

February

Thanks to all the parents who helped to make our Valentine Party a success. the students loved the ice cream sundaes and enjoyed opening their valentines.

Thanks for all the goodies you sent to me for Valentine’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week.  Your gifts were so thoughtful. The picture banner of the kids pictures is so cute.   I also enjoyed a yummy lunch with the other third grade teachers from Ashley Mac’s.   

Hopefully we are past all the icy precipitation and will have some weeks of uninterrupted instruction.  Please help your child at home with any additional homework assignments that may come home for practice.  Also, please reinforce the importance of listening and following directions with your child.  With the coming of Spring, they are getting especially talkative.  They really need to focus during those class hours to get the full benefit of each lesson.

We all enjoyed “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at Children’s Theater.  Look for information for another field trip in May to DeSoto Caverns.

We enjoyed our first Kona Ice Feb. 21.  They kids seemed really excited to see this added treat.  Notes will be sent home for future dates. Kona Ice is still $3.00.

 

November

November is a busy month. 

Flag Program

Our third graders enjoyed hearing about our flag’s history from the Elk’s Lodge members.  Each third grader received a dictionary.  I hope you are using it at home.     

Thanksgiving Program  .

The second graders presented a program on being thankful.  It will be presented again at PTO on  Nov. 19 at 6  p.m.  Join us at P.T.O.

Thanksgiving Holiday will be Nov. 27 – 29.  Enjoy this special holiday with your family. 

Class Happenings

We are still collecting can tabs for Ronald McDonald House.  Please continue to save them and send them in. 

P.E. is collecting canned food items for Helping Hands.  Help build a “Mountain of Cans!”  Bring in your cans by Nov. 22. 

We have started multiplication in Math.  Please practice facts at home.  If you need practice, you can make flash cards or purchase them at Dollar Tree.

Please complete the Spreak Up survey:Speak Up is a national survey for Parents, Students, Teachers, and Administrators.  SCBOE schools have all participated in this survey for the past few years.  It is another source of data which comparesour school’s participant responses to both district and national data. The data we receive is included in our district technology plan as wellas the OMES technology plan and used for setting and documenting goals and strategies.  Please take a minute or two to go to this website and complete this survey for OMES.  http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013/

October

Welcome to a great new month!  I am finally updating my blog! 

    OCTOBER ACTIVITIES

October is a busy month. Our students enjoyed talking to author, Matt Tavares, the first week of October. 

The firemen came on Monday, October 14. It was very informative, and the kids enjoyed getting their pictures taken by the firetruck.  I hope each of you have a safety plan at home.  If not, it’s a good time to make one. 

October 16 – McWane Center presentation of “Super Science Show.”  This is an extension of our Science Unit on Chemical Tests.

Oct. 18 – Kona Ice – $3.00

Oct. 19 – Don’t forget Fall Fun Fest is Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 – 4.  Wristbands and lunch can be pre-ordered until Oct. 16.  They may also be purchased at the door. Join the fun!  There will fun activities like face painting, cake walks, inflatables, a silent auction, and yummy treats.  Please contact Sandy Tipton if you can help on Saturday.

Oct. 24 – Parenting Day  There will be sessions for parents.  One will be on Global Scholar.  This is a great day to join us for lunch.

Oct. 25 – What a fun idea for Fun Run this year!  The “Glow Run” will be held Friday night at 6:45 p.m.  The last day to sign up is Oct. 18. It’s $10 for the run, with a cool shirt included!.

Oct. 28 – Nov. 1  Red Ribbon Week.

Monday: “I’m Too Bright to Make Bad Choices”- wear bright colors

Tuesday: “Follow Your Dreams, Make Good Choices”- wear pajamas

Wednesday: “Be a ‘Jean-ius’, Make Healthy Choices”- wear blue jeans

Thursday: “Exercise Your Right to Make Healthy Choices”- wear exercise clothes

Friday: “Team Up to Make Good Choices”- wear college/OMES spirit wear or favorite team Colors

Oct. 31 – Bus Safety Program