Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas!

The Holidays are just around the corner.  I don't know where December has gone.  Our Pirate Christmas program was a huge success.  The students did a wonderful job of performing at the Civic Center.  They all enjoyed singing on a real stage.  December 21 will be our last day of school before break.  We dismiss school early that day.  The bus bell will ring at 2:15 and the rest of the students will be dismissed following bus departure.   School will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. 
I hope all of you have a joyous and peaceful holiday season.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

4th Graders are Learning to Type!

4 times a week Mrs. LaVan comes to our for typing time.  We use Neo 2 type computers for this learning activity.   4th grade students are learning how to do keyboarding without looking at their hands!  They know what "home row" means and how to place their hands on the keyboard.  Mrs. LaVan stresses to the students about using proper posture and keeping fingers on home row. 

Read what Mira Pappin has to say about keyboading:
     "Mrs.  LaVan always says 'Try to meet your goal!'  My goal is to pass as many lessons as I can in typing.  Some kids in my class are so fast at typing.  In typing time there are Speed Builders and the first is learning the letters.  At the end there is a Big Speed Builder and knowing the letters test.  I love typing.   Kids in Mrs. Hanshaw's class love typing time."

Congratulations, Michael!

We had our monthly assembly this week.  We are working on developing 7 good habits in our school.  This month we focused on "Putting First Things First" or "Work First then Play."  Michael Holt won the award in our class for Habit 3.

Michael Holt is a model student for “Putting first things first.”  He consistently hands in his homework on time and works on a task until it is complete.  He comes to class prepared each day to do his work.  Michael knows his responsibilities and always finishes his assignments.  His excellent leadership in the class and positive attitude towards school is noticed and appreciated by his teachers and his classmates.  Great job, Michael!