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Lower School Announcements – March 6, 2017

Save the Date

  • March 6: Barnabas Lunch Treat (BLT) for Loving
  • March 7: Re-enrollment deadline for early registration discount!
  • *March 8: PTF Meeting in the Dining Hall at 8:30 am
  • *March 8 Ice Cream Day
  • March 9: Cinderella Field Trip for First through Third Grades
  • March 10, 11, and 12:  SCPS’s Cinderella at the Trustee’s Theater
  • March 10-17: Spring Break
  • March 20:  Class Pictures (Wear Uniforms!)
  • March 27- 31:  Lower School Standardized Testing

Good News

  • The Lower School held a “Send Off” parade for our school Spelling Bee representative, Davis Stone.  Davis traveled to Atlanta last week to compete against other fourth through eighth grade spelling bee champs in Georgia! We are so proud of him! 

Christ in Action

  • The Barnabas characteristic for February was Loving.  Mrs. Burnsed presented a chapel on “Loving” and shared how students could show love to everyone around them. Congratulations to our Barnabas nominees!  They will enjoy a BLT (Barnabas Lunch Treat) on Monday, March 6th.

  • Our students study the Bible daily.  Mrs. Ivey’s homeroom worked together to decide who (ourselves or the Holy Spirit) is in control of us when we have certain attitudes. 

 

What’s Coming Soon?

  • SCPS’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Trustee’s Theater is approaching! Performances are Friday, March 10th at 7:00 pm; Saturday, March 11th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, March 12th at 3:00 pm. Tickets are available through the SCAD box office.
  • BOX TOP CLASS COMPETITION! February 1st- March 9th. The class that collects the most box tops will have a PTF Sponsored Lunch in the Pecan Grove. The second place class receives a free non-uniform day to be determined by administration and the class teacher.   The class on EACH hallway that collects the MOST will receive a free ice cream party Friday on a day of the teacher’s choosing.

Classroom News

  • Emma Myers, a Pre-K student, played “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on her guitar for show and tell!

  • Look who came to visit third grade!  After answering research questions and typing out biographical facts and journal entries on the Chromebooks, students had fun creating project boards about their famous person. This activity used knowledge of history, reading comprehension, technology skills (using Google Docs), creative writing, typing skills, and public speaking. Students were very excited to share what they learned and to learn from their friends.

  • This week, as a way to incorporate Dental Health unit throughout the Pre-K curriculum, students were challenged to get up and move about the classroom in order to find the pictures on teeth cards of consonant-vowel-consonant words. They then had to sound the picture out, listen to the letter sounds, and write the letters they heard in order to write the consonant-vowel-consonant words.   

  • PreKindergarten had FUN for Read Across America Week/Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  We began the day by reading the book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and doing our One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish hands-on addition in one of our small learning groups.  Afterward, we enjoyed some delicious colored goldfish! Students had crazy sock day, hat day, Green Eggs and Ham Day, and Dr. Seuss dress up day! We have been reading all of his amazing books and graphing our silly socks!

  • Mrs. Perry’s class learned about Fat Tuesday and how it begins the Lenten season.  They discovered the fun of a king cake! 

  • Fourth grade science students were tasked with building a house and drilling a well on a plot of land after doing four core soil samples (using straws being pushed into Play Doh). Students had to identify topsoil, the water table, solid rock, and soft soil/clay. They learned that houses need to be built on hard rock.

  • Mrs. Ringham’s second grade students used iPads to research and identify Georgia State symbols. The groups presented their findings to their classmates.

  • Mrs. Kelley’s fifth grade reading classes are in the beginning stages of making book trailers for Hatchet and Brian’s Winter. Some of the groups of children are completing their storyboards while others have begun their book trailers on the iPads. This is a culminating activity from the novels they just finished reading. 

Resource News

  • Our “older” students enjoyed Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, too.  Mrs. Crosby lead Mrs. Chambers’ class in playing Dr. Suess trivia in Media.  They had fun! 

  • Kelly Wells’ class used the iPads in Mrs. Porter’s computer class to do coding with the Tynker App!

  • Mrs. Sellers’ class made Máscara de Colores (Color Masks) in Mrs. Lingle’s Spanish class.

  • Congratulations to Dane Eckhart and Grace Zhong from Mrs. Hayes’ class! These first graders each received 100 point certificates in the Reading Counts program!  

  • Mrs. Crosby also recognized the following students for Reading Counts milestones at chapel on Friday: Jackson Schwartz (250 points), Karson Leake (250 points), Austin Willcoxon (250 points), Avery Helmly (250 points), Mason Zauderer (250 points), Lucy Thompson (250 points), Kelley Webb (250), Skylar Thornton (500 points), and Krisha Bodalia (500 points). Emilija Ickovic (1,016,960 words) and Aarya Patel (1,080,757 words) both earned their Millionaire T-shirts!

 

  • Last week Mrs. Crosby helped us celebrate Read Across America Week! On Thursday, the Media Center had some very special guest readers for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!  Dr. Harmon, Mr. Barnwell, Mr. Foskey, Mr. Wright, Dr. Palmer, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Sprinkel, and Mrs. McClain all put on their Dr. Seuss hats and read a Dr. Seuss book to a class!