Wednesday, January 30, 2019

February Dates at a Glance!

Celebrating African American History!

Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture  including the Washington Monument during its inaugural year 2016.

Friday, February 1st               Winter EB (Exploratory Block) classes begin!
Mon.-Fri. 2/4-2/8th                SK Spirit Week! ! !
Tuesday, February 5th           Chinese New Year!
Thursday, February 7th          Valentine Exchange Party, 8:45 A.M.-11:00 A.M.
Friday, February 8th              SK Skating Party, Buhr Park Rink. 10-11:30
Friday, February 8th              EB (Exploratory Block) classes, 2 of 4 
Mon.-Fri. February 11-15th       No School-Mid Winter Break!
Thursday, February 21st         UMS "Las Cafeteras," 11 A.M.
Friday, February 22nd            Wild Swan "Under the African Sky," 10 A.M.
Friday, March 1st                  EB (Exploratory Block) classes, 3 of 4

Friday, January 25, 2019

P-Jammin' with Service Learning projects

Just when you think that a Kindergartner can not get any cuter, they come to school adorned in their pajamas-this time for our Scholastic Books Pajama Drive annually spearheaded by Mrs. Carpenter's 1/2 Grade class.

The SK families are asked to donate new pajamas for those children who may very well not have any otherwise, even during the holidays or other chilly winter months. It appeared hard for some of the Kindergartners to fathom, not having fresh PJ's every night, or ever.

On Pajama count day, all three classes K-2 join together to tally up their efforts. They also marveled at each other's exquisite taste in sleepwear ( also thanks to Mom's and Dads.)

Afterward, Mrs. Carpenter whisked the box of PJ's off to Scholastic Books who matches each pair with a book and delivers them to local families before the holidays. It feels good to give, especially during such a generous time of year!

Our Sharing Day topic was all about our lovies!

"pajama catwalk"
(and the
only time
anyone is
on the tables!

Strike a pose!

A little hydraulic break dancing!

 What else would you serve for snack on a pajama day? Cereal and milk of course!

Our "Polar Express" Pajama Party (the following week) was a cozy end to our first semester.

Kindergartners entered the room from the train tracks and climbed aboard the engine. They heard a reading of the magical Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and were entranced by this timeless tale. 

Ks were excellent hosts to younger Sibs!

Polar Express "B-E-L-L-S" Bingo was the next stop!

(sing it...) Hot, hot, hot-hot chocolate! Never, ever let it cool... 

 Other passengers, a.k.a. our Preschooler Buddies, joined us for refreshments!

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you always hear the bells!