Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Writings

We have been working hard on two Christmas writing projects.
The first one is a letter to Santa. We learned that friendly letters have special parts, such as the heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. We wrote Santa and asked for three toys. The letters will be sent o him on Wednesday, December 21. Hopefully, he will get them before he and his reindeer take off on Christmas Eve.
On the stockings, students wrote about three wishes they had that would change the world. Some wrote about family, soldiers, children, and animals. All the wishes were very thoughtful, and if they came true, really would change our world. If you get a chance, you need to stop by and read them. They are very impressive!

High School Visitors

The Portland High School Speech Team came by for a visit. They put on skits, danced, and sang with our students this morning. It was nice to have a little Christmas entertainment in between tests. Portland's Speech Team is extremely talented and did a wonderful job, as always!


We have a new student in our classroom. Her name is Ashleigh, and we just love her. Ashleigh moved to Portland from Florida. She saw snow for the first time in her life just the other day. I just had to take a picture of her outside, in the snow. She was so excited!

Alexis's Last Day

We were so sad to see Alexis leave last week. Her new school is lucky to have her. David also moved, and we are going to miss him as well. We hope the both of you make lots of new friends!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thanksgiving Fun

Our Thanksgiving Feast was so tasty. We really enjoyed spending time with our friends and family during this special time. Thanks to everyone who attended the feast as well as the skits we had in our room following it. Your support means everything to us!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We Are Thankful

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Monday, November 21, 2011

We Are Thankful!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkeys

I have to brag for just a minute! My kiddos wrote some fantastic persuasive paragraphs. They came up with lots of reasons why they, a.k.a. turkeys, shouldn't be eaten for Thanksgiving. Stop by our classroom for a closer look. They're all amazing!

Friday, November 4, 2011

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Since Blaine was the King of J.W. Wiseman's Fall Ball, our class was rewarded with an ice cream party! Blaine raised somewhere around $250 for our school. We really appreciate his hard work! Thanks Blaine and J.W.W. P.T.O for the awesome treat!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Party

Our Halloween party was a huge success. We made a paper witch, decorated cupcakes to look like owls, went bowling, and ate lots of yummy food. Thanks to all the moms and grandmas that came and helped out, we had a wonderful time!

Paragraph Writing

Halloween was the perfect topic for our Four Square Writing Project today. We had a topic sentence, three details, and an ending sentence for the perfect paragraph. Check out the handwriting. I'm always amazed at these guys. I told them, their handwriting could pass for a high schooler's. They were so proud!

Fall Book Reports

Our Fall Book Reports were AMAZING! These kids worked extremely hard. I'm so proud of them!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Go Team!

It's Red Ribbon Week, and we're "Teaming up against drugs". Here we are supporting our favorite college or professional teams.

Brysen's Last Day

We will miss you, Brysen! Write us letters and keep in touch. Thanks for the cupcake party, and enjoy your new home, school, and friends. :)

Fall Ball Fun

We had a blast at Fall Ball on Saturday night. Our very own Blaine Blackburn, a.k.a. KISS, was crowned Fall Ball's King. He raised the most money out of all the boys at J.W.W. Our P.T.O. did a fabulous job at organizing the event and raising money to help out our classrooms. We are so grateful for their support and hard work!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Break

Fall Break was so nice! I got lots accomplished and enjoyed some much needed time with family and friends. My Fall Break included a yard sale, watching Will's soccer game, landscaping, Disney on Ice, and a field trip to Jackson's Orchard with some of my FAVORITE girls... the second grade teachers and their little ones. It was amazing, but I missed my kiddos here at school. It's good to be back! I love my job!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

RED Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be October 24-28. Wiseman will host a canned food and gently used shoe drive to support our community. If you are able to donate these items, please start sending them in anytime after Fall Break. It always feels good to help someone else. This is your chance to do just that!

Dress up days for Red Ribbon Week will be:
Monday the 24th- Favorite team shirt/jersey day
Wednesday the 26th- Red day
Friday the 28th- Support your Panters, purple day

I'll be sure to post pictures of those who choose to participate each day. Red Ribbon Week should be a lot of fun!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fire Safety

Our class has NEVER been so entertained during a fire safety program as we were today. The Gallatin Fire Clowns put on quite the show this morning as they taught our students what to do in case of a fire. There was dancing, singing, and lots of acting silly going on during this program. Our class was glued to the clowns and their show. If only they could've come back to class with us to teach reading, language, and math, I would've had it made! :)

After the Fire Safety program, we colored a calendar given to us by the Portland Fire Department. Thank you, Fire Fighters, for the service you provide our community!