This week is a short week with students being out for Election Day on Tuesday.
Grades 2 & 3 - Veteran's Day Lesson & Activities
Shared Reading: Pepper's Purple Heart by Heather French Henry
Video #1: Veteran's Day from Time for Kids (click link - opens in new window) 2 minutes
Video #2 : Operation Got Your 6 (below) 5 minutes
Group Discussion: Review branches of the military and ways in which we can honor our veterans. Also discuss the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day.
Followed by check-out and center activities (word search/puzzle/drawing)
4th & 5th Grades - Reader's Theater Presentations
Quick run through for each group and then group performances to the entire class.
Followed by check-out and center activities (if time).
Go to this site to practice your times tables (yes, that's what we called them back in the good old days):
Be sure to click your grade level and PRACTICE!
You really need to commit these math facts to memory up to 12x12 if you can.
You will thank us later. Much faster than pulling out a calculator.
Use these links to play the game:
#8 Olympic: http://www.rio2016.com/en/sports
JEWEL J. has hit one out of the park
with over 4,000 minutes recorded
as of today.
We are currently #808 of all schools participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Program
I am SO PROUD of all our Stately Stallion Readers.
See you soon!
P.S. If you still have minutes to record, please enter your minutes ASAP! I am going to a Media Meeting on 7/27 and I want to BRAG about my wonderful readers!
1st Place Daniel O. with 2,342 minutes logged as of today.
2nd Place Jada J. with 2,160 minutes logged as of today.
3rd Place Jordyn R. with 1,672 minutes logged as of today.
Did you know we currently have logged more minutes than the other elementary schools in our cluster?
I noticed some new participants this week in the Summer Reading Program. If you are waiting to log your minutes, please do it NOW. If you need help, please send me an email at Teresa.Kent@cobbk12.org.
We want to DOMINATE the competition.
READ. READ. READ. my friends and then READ some more.
We have a new leader in the quest to be the top summer reader at Riverside Intermediate:
JEWEL J. from Chastain/Deangelis
with 1620 minutes read as of today.
Not far behind her are:
Daniel O. from Esterline/Tureta with 1303 minutes read as of today.
Jordyn R. from Brooksher/Miller with 1293 minutes read as of today.
Keep on reading Stately Stallions!
Can't wait to see our total minutes in two more weeks!
We're only 3 weeks into the competition and we've already surpassed the TOTAL minutes read from last summer!
YOU GUYS ROCK!
Jordyn R. from Brooksher/Miller is in the lead with 1,176 minutes read so far.
The rest of the contenders for the coveted top summer reader award are:
Boomer and I were at the Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration on June 4th at the main library in Marietta. We were tickled to see Mrs. Cici and her children at the event. Both of her little ones got to pet Boomer and his canine pals. We ran into former READers from our old library and I saw students from my former school. If you were there, but I didn't see you, please send me a note, so can recognize you for attending.
Don't forget about reading to ColdBear at the South Cobb Regional Library on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. It's free - all your grown-up has to do is sign a permission slip and get you there on time.
KEEP ON READING. I will be posting updates every two weeks!
Media @ The River
Mrs. Kent, Media Specialist