Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ITBS time!

This will be the first year that your child will be taking the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) standardized test.  We will be testing from February 1-4 for an hour each day.  This test is VERY important!  The following is a list of ideas that I have discussed with the kids to give them the best attitude, energy and brain power to succeed on the ITBS.

1)      Eat a healthy breakfast.

2)      Get to school on time, everyday (unless you are sick).

3)      Come to school with a positive attitude.

4)      Do your very best!

5)      Avoid scheduling appointments between 10:30 – 11:30.  This is our testing time.

Please make bedtime a priority during ITBS week!  My suggestion for bedtime would be between 8:00 and 8:30pm.

Thank you for helping your child to be successful!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Character Counts!

The Storm Lake Elementary have implemented a new program called Character Counts.  This program has 6 areas that we really focus on.  The PILLARS, or areas are:  Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship.  We are striving to become good characters in school, by making good choices.  We are really excited about this program!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Finding the Mass of Objects

We had a great time weighing objects and finding the mass.  This video shows the kids weighing different objects, and recording the data.   This was a fun math lesson!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Asian Culture

We have been learning about the Asian Culture.  China and Japan.  In this photo, Beatrice is showing the way the ladies and children dress in Japan.  This actual outfit came from Japan!  Thank you for sharing, Beatrice!

Monday, January 10, 2011

January News

January 10 - Snow Day #1
January 12 -  Miss Hussey - Nutrition
January 17 - 11:10 dismissal -   Assembly in gym - 2nd graders wear YELLOW!!
January 26 - 100th Day of School (pending no more snow days....)

January  31 -  ITBS begin!!  Please get plenty of rest
this week.  We will be stretching our brains in school!

February 1 - Super Achiever Lunch

** PLEASE remember boots, snowpants, hats, and mittens everyday for school.  We go out for recess, and I want to make sure your child is prepared and warm.  Thank you!