Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Boosterthon Fun Run 2013


 Our first grade students had a wonderful time today running the track for our Boosterthon Fun Run. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and neighbors pledged dollar amounts per lap as a fundraiser for our school. The proceeds will be going for everything from books to computers. The best part about the day was seeing how much fun the children had running (30 plus) laps with their friends. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Character Education

 
Florida Statues require that all schools in the state provide a character development program in all grades K-12.  Since August, Mrs. Smith, has provided us with a monthly focus, namely, responsibility, respect, cooperation, patriotism, and kindness. In January, it was tolerance (racial, ethnic, and religious) and in February, it was charity. These traits were recognized in the above students (C & A). They were on the stage in the Dining Room last week and awarded a Chick-Fil-A lunch for their positive character traits. Congratulations from all of us and thank you Mrs. Smith for making this such a special treat for the children!! 
 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

First Grade "Sleepover" Fun

Sleepover 2013 on PhotoPeach
For the past few weeks, we have been preparing for the First Grade Sleepover.  It's not an overnight sleepover, but just as much fun.  The theme centered around our Solar System. Students learned about the Sun, Moon, and planets. We had a dinner and movie night with a huge telescope outside focused on Jupiter. Children and their parents made a planet pillow or teddy bear for homework. We also read books about sleepovers such as the classic "Ira Sleeps Over" by Bernard Waber. On Friday, we had a pajama parade and dance party, Art, Music and P.E. centers "revolving" around our space theme.  It was a truly a memorable day for our first grade students.