So, we’ve been playing our PAX classroom management game, as I’m sure you’ve heard! Today’s ‘Granny’s Wacky Prize’ was ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’! Oh no! We played a secret game and Abby won the prize for the entire class! This means either tonight or tomorrow night, your kiddo may use the excuse, “The dog ate my homework!” and I’ll accept it as a reasonable explanation for ‘missing’ work! Granny’s prizes get more and more wacky! Earlier today we had armpit toots and fake burps for 10 seconds. Ewww.
It’s finally showtime! We’ll have dress rehearsal tomorrow afternoon! This means all kiddos must bring their light/white colored clothing to school tomorrow! We’ll be putting on the show for Mrs. DiGrande’s class!
Kiddos may bring home their clothing at the end of school, or leave it here and change upon evening arrival.
Please arrive at school tomorrow evening at 5:30 p.m. It will take me about 30 minutes to ‘togasize’ everyone!
The plays will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp and will finish by 7:00 p.m. I’m asking adults to help us for a few moments following the show to return the sets to the auditorium, fold up chairs, and generally put the library back into working condition! Thanks in advance!
Please charge your video cameras, phones, and still cameras! Ittttt’sssss SHOWTIME!
Please save the date!
Our Greek play performances will be Thursday, February 20th! We’ll meet here at MBS for 5:30 – begin the performances by 6:00 – and probably be finished by 7:00!
Please help your kiddo with light colored shorts!
Gentlemen: light colored shorts, no shirt, or a white tee, bare feet or sandals/tevas.
Ladies: light colored shorts, light colored sleeveless or spaghetti strap shirts, bare feet or sandals/tevas.
Although the school has a no treat policy, I still believe in sharing the joy of Valentine’s Day! Please help your kiddo provide a valentine for every student in the class. If you would like me to provide construction paper to create simple heart valentines, I’m happy to do so!
We won’t be having treats, but I will make every attempt to make the day special! We’ll dress in red, share cards, and work a little more with our little Greek god, Cupid!
Please refer to the student blog list to the left for a class list!
Directions to ‘The Bunch’ ….
Look to the right, you’ll see a new page added to our blog!
These are the research videos and articles on the two topics you may use for your on demand writing piece! Be sure to review these tonight! Pick a topic, take a stand/create your opinion, review the materials and take some notes for your evidence!
DO NOT WRITE THE PIECE AT HOME! THIS IS AN ON DEMAND ASSIGNMENT!
Well, it seems like there is potential snow fall in our future, and it’s scheduled due date is Wednesday. Oops.
We’re scheduled to attend the Flynn Theater that morning – leaving MBS at 8:30 and returning at 11:30. At this point, everything is still ‘go’, however, I know many of you will be wondering the same things I am …
- What happens if we get a snow day?
- Is the performance rescheduled?
- Do we look for a refund immediately?
- How soon will we know anything?
I wish I could answer ANY of these questions! Gulp, right now, I’m at the mercy of Mother Nature! In the event of a snow day, I’ll post any information I receive from the Flynn. Wish I could be of more help! Stay tuned!
Next Wednesday we will share out our Greek scroll enrichment activity! I’ve asked kiddos to create scrolls using Greek symbols. They’ve had lots of fun in class writing each other notes in Greek, and now it’s time to create a keepsake!
The scrolls will be shared Wednesday morning and students will share their creation with peers in the class. Your kiddo should have already brought home the directions! The scrolls should be low cost/no cost. Kiddos know they can use branches from the yard, or drumsticks, etc. to hold the scroll together. There should be no English on the scroll. The intent is for students to ‘decode’ each others’ work. They’ve been instructed to write something about Greek mythology, either a deity or a myth, but it shouldn’t be longer than a paragraph. I’ve done this mini project for years and it is always great fun and great learning for them!
Students are also aware that if they do not complete the project, they will be unable to participate in the decoding session. They’ll share their own work and receive someone else’s in return.