Friday, September 21, 2012

We work hard!

Every week we work on projects and assignments and do our best work as proven in past posts.
Sometimes students need some extra time to catch up because we all work at our own pace. Some students write really long stories and others may have been absent from school. One thing for certain is that our class works so hard and everyone tries to stay on task. Here's what some of us choose to do in our free time! I love these hard working students!!!

Flash Card Mania!!!!

Free choice reading!
The favorite spot is the pink lounge chair...

or the colorful carpet...

or at our own desks!

Secret Word
{flash card mania}

Friday, September 14, 2012


What a wonderful time of year! The leaves are turning and the apples are ripe! Enjoy this beautiful artwork that now hangs in our classroom!
A work in progress
Students could color in shades and tints of GREEN

or RED

Most of the group! "How 'bout then apples!"
We are working on learning more about the "Leader in Me" characteristics. This month the trait is "Be Proactive". We are learning that we have the power to lead and be great examples. Being proactive means taking conscious control over your life, setting goals and working to achieve them. Instead of reacting to events and waiting for opportunities, you go out and create your own events and opportunities.
Erika Thurston (Natalie's mom) comes into our room once a month and does an activity with us to help us learn these traits. Today she read us a book and then talked about "Helping Hands". We can choose to be helpful and that is part of being proactive! Thanks Mrs. Thurston for coming in and sharing your knowledge with us!
This turned out better than I planned! A BIG thank you to Brooklyn Best who volunteers at the school. Even though she is not a parent of a student in our class, she still helped me make this trunk!

Secret Word
{apple butter}

Friday, September 7, 2012

Utah Symphony

It was a privilege to listen as the Utah Symphony preformed a special concert for the 4th grade students in our valley. Our students were well dresses and very well behaved! I was very proud to be their teacher on such a special day! Here are some pictures of us on our way and as we waited for the performances to start. The students were wondering why I didn't take any pictures inside, during the performance. I explained to them that you should always turn off your cell phone and never take pictures during performances. My motto is teach them young! :)
Handsome ...rock stars!

Silly and very cute!

Picture sit in your seat properly! :)

All ready and looking great!
The Handsome Dudes of Bungalow 4

Such perfectly lovely ladies.

A little bored here but Mrs. Troxel taught us 2 new games!

Air conditioning! That's more like it!

Some of the pictures I took did not work out (blurry, all eyes closed) but you get the idea. We looked great and had a great time! I hope this wonderful cultural experience was meaningful for all of the students. Remember, you can write up a reflection paragraph and turn it in to check off one of the activities to earn the Leader in Me Award.

Secret Word
{color of music}