Riveted by the Talent Show!
The kids loved watching and there were quite a few that performed from our class! 🎉🤸♀️🎤🎶
Wednesday is when we get the Newspaper each week!
This is a great picture of kids immersed in different parts of the text material. They were assigned an article to read about Mattel's new Barbie that has Down Syndrome. We discussed the importance of having toys that include all types of people-- just like the real world.
Nez Perce Historical Park Field Trip
Evelyn and Sophia learning how to set up a tipi!
As always the rangers that teach the kids are so interesting and the kids learn so much.
4th Grade collects the most money and their spirit of fun in this Penny War really helped our school's overall collection!
Love all the playful looks as they are putting coins and pennies in the containers on their way to Recess!
Book A Bunga Peer Reading!
The 8th graders joined us for partner reading. It was so fun to see the kids sharing books and thinking about ideas! Thank you!
Talking Pebbles or Learning How to Share in a Discussion
This is one cooperative technique that I use to help the kids learn to share information, opinions, and evidence in an academic discussion. In this picture, there were 9 pebbles put on the table. Each student will take one after they contribute to the learning. They take turns talking and each supports the others by making sure the ideas shared are on the lesson.
Having the physical piece of the learning helps them to internalize the concept because it shows what they did. 🙌
4th Graders Kyleigh and Felicity received recognition for their essay and art respectively, at the MLK Jr. Award Ceremony!
City of Moscow Mayor, Art Bettge, announced their awards!
The picture is from the MPDaily News by JoAnne Muneta of the Human Rights Task Force. They sponsor the competition. Each winner got $25 to spend at Book People. They were so excited!
Sandra Kelly, Moscow City Councilmember, visits us!
Ms. Kelly came in to explain what she does for the city, how things work, and why she loves being part of it. It was fun to learn that she grew up in Mountain Home and took an active interest in problem-solving at an early age. She told some great stories and got the kids thinking about ideas and things that they can do.
We are lucky to have interesting and engaged community members like Ms. Kelly in our town!
Meeting with Clarissssa!
Taya's face says it all and Evelyn was gentle and supportive so that our class pet felt comfortable and safe.
On Friday, the kids got a chance to touch or hold Clarisssssa if they were interested. It was a good conversation and always a highlight of January. The kids wait for this day!!
At 18 years old, Clarissssa is a mature snake and handles all the attention very well. Thanks to Mrs. Miller, who loves snakes, and Clarissssa, for coming to class so that I can take pictures while Clarissssa is "Meeting and Greeting!"
Annie, Aiden, and Jesper enjoy the food brought for our celebration of marvelous acts! We filled the mug AGAIN!!
How the mug gets filled: The kids get 4 marbles every time they level up in Lexia, get 100% on a Newsela article, turn in a reading log, or other types of student behavior that helps them grow as a learner. Plus, they get acknowledgment for cooperation and stamina for what we do together in class.
The kids cooperated and they volunteered the items so that there was a yummy breakfast buffet of pancakes, waffles, bacon, fruit, juice and toppings, utensils, paper towels, plates, and cups.
Thank you to Jesper's mom, Jessica, who helped serve. Thank you to all the parents too for helping get these things to our classroom!
It was an excellent start to our day! 🙌😊
Triad Debrief during Hacksack Game
The groups were throwing at each other within the big circle because I made up a game for them for a possible 5 minutes of added recess.
When we were in one big circle, the group of three could only throw to their partners in 45 seconds.
We did the activity three times and they all really got better. They earned an extra 2 minutes. In the last round, 10 seconds were deducted if the hackysack hit the floor. We did lots of math and the team play was very fun!
Their cooperation and playful attitudes have grown so much this year!