Friday, September 28, 2012

The Strongest One Production

 Thanks to all who attended! You are all AMAZING! :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012


We recently read A Walk in the Desert and learned about life in the desert. Here is a picture of us trying Prickly Pear Fruit candy from cactus fruit. As you can see, we had mixed feelings regarding the taste of the candy. Shayne's face is priceless. New experiences are the best. I love moments like these! :)

Just a Reminder...

I just wanted to remind you about our readers theatre production of The Strongest One tomorrow afternoon. Lunch is at 11:40. We would love for you to join us for lunch if you are available. The show will follow lunch at 12:20. The kids and I are very eager to see you in our classroom tomorrow! Have a great day!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

More Guests...

Above is a picture of my mom and Anah's mom reading to our class. We love having visitors read during storytime. Let me know if you or someone special would like to read a book to our class. We certainly appreciate family and friends taking the time to do so! :) 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Phonics Phones to the Rescue

These are our new, beautiful, and unique only to our class, Phonics Phones. They were made by two parent/grandparent volunteers. Christie's grandfather and Gavin's dad took the time to construct these handy reading tools. They are AWESOME!!!! Below, you will see the kids using them for the first time. As the students whisper read into the phone, they can clearly hear their reading voices. They loved hearing themselves read aloud. Eventually, each student will have two... one for home and one for school.

Did you see the colors? The boys got camo Phonics Phones, and the girls got pink zebra ones. I can't brag on our sweet volunteers enough! We are so lucky to have them as a part of our learning community!
 Above: Caliey and Michael
 Gavin... His daddy was one of our volunteers! Gavin's dad made the CAMO Phonics Phones!
Christie: Her grandfather was our other volunteer. He was responsible for the ZEBRA striped Phonics Phones!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wax Museum

Each year, the Portland High School sends some talented students our way to perform a wax museum. We watched and waited as each of these interesting characters came to life. What a great treat!

Fab Friday

We had a fabulous guest today. His name is Mr. Ron, and he is our school's head custodian. We invited him to read The Custodian from the Black Lagoon on our very first Fabulous Friday. After working hard, taking tests this morning, Mr. Ron's story was a much needed reward. We sure do appreciate everything he does for our school... and are so thankful he isn't like the custodian from the Black Lagoon. :)