Sunday, October 30, 2011

Reading Festival Fun!

 Waiting for the Assembly to begin!
 Mrs. Muller as Little Bo Peep!
 Mrs. Petrauskas and Mr. Roy and Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
 Mr. Gurd, Mrs. Panchulla and Mr. Roy as the 3 Little Pigs
 Mr. O'Meara came in and read Miss Nelson is Back to our class for Dudes Do Read!
 Ryan and his dad.
 Mr. O'Meara with the class.
 Even though it was "Dudes Do Read" we had a Female Navy Officer read to the class.  She was great and answered a lot of the kids questions.
 Our Favorite Books Parade.
 Our class loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid!
 Carter as Captain Underpants!  He stole the show!
 Tucker and Ryan and their favorite books.
 Holding up all of our favorite books!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Reading Festival Week and Field Trip Reminder

This week is going to be one fun week at school.  Today we kicked it off with an assembly where Mrs. combs introduced this years Books of the Month.  We then watched a skit written by Mrs. Ray, one of our 5th grade teachers.  The children really enjoyed it!

Tomorrow Mr. O'Meara and a Naval Officer from NAS Jax will be reading to the class for our Dudes do Read day!  The students love listening to stories and it's great to listen to men read, especially for our boys! 

On Wednesday the children will be marching in "Our Favorite Book" parade.  I sent a letter home last week but as a reminder I would like the children to dress up as their favorite book character.  No store bought costumes are necessary.  It should be a fun and creative costume.  Please send in the book your child is dressing as so that they can hold it during the parade!  Parents are welcome to come and watch the children and take lots of pictures.
On Thursday we will be walking around the halls of our 4th and 5th grades Wax Museum.  This is a wonderful project put on by the upper grades and 2nd and 3rd grade get to learn about many famous people in history from George Washington to Michael Jordan.  The kids will have fun telling you all about it on Thursday night!  

Friday we have no school!  Mrs. Pacciano will be there cleaning, planning and organizing!  Enjoy the 3 day weekend!   

Don't forget that when you come back to school on Monday we will be having our 1st field trip to UNF for a nature walk.  Reminder:  wear jeans, sneakers and your blue Bartram Springs t-shirt.  If you do not have a Bartram Spring shirt maybe another blue shirt will work.  Bring a bagged lunch and an extra drink.  We might get thirsty after all that walking! 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Field Trip Permission Slips and Money

We have a field trip coming up quickly and I want to be sure that every child gets to go!  If you have not turned in field trip money or persmission slips please think about doing that as soon as possible.  Everything is due on October 21st.  Please contact me if there are any problems concerning field trips or if you are missing the permission slips.

Kerry Pacciano

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Neighborhood Project Reminder

This is a reminder that the Social Studies Neighborhood Map Project is due on Tuesday. 
Do not forget to include a map key and a compass rose.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Educational Websites

Here are a few websites that your child can use at home.

Compass Odyssey

I put a label in the front of the children's planners with their Duval County Username and Password these can be used to access Compass Odyssey

Envision Student Text

This website is the student text that goes with the math series.  You can use it to review what is being taught at school.  I sent a sheet home yesterday with Username and Passwords.
Usernames and Passwords are just the children's first and last names together with no spaces and the password is password.

Study Island

Study Island has several tests and games in reading and math.  Right now I have it set up for reading and writing and as the year progresses I will add more assignments.  Usernames and Passwords are the same as Envision Math with the exception of a few students.  They may have a 1 after their first and last names.

Have fun exploring the websites we use!

Mrs. Pacciano