Our friends made felt stuffies this week. Students selected a shape, traced the pattern onto felt, cut it out and stitched the felt shapes together by hand. .Five students were able to successfully complete their masterpieces. Others were close to finishing. Students asked to make a second felt stuffie, so we will do that next club session.
Club member Bismark offered his assistance with the selection of die cuts Mrs. Kent purchased to fit the club's Sizzix Big Kick. The school dies are too thick to go through this particular machine. Be on the look-out for a heart, snowman, embossed pumpkin, teddy bear, dog, cat and Christmas tree. Mrs. Kent may have some other die shapes at home that will fit this machine. She will bring them to club on Friday. We will cut our felt shapes from these dies. Hopefully, students will learn that having the right tool makes the job go faster and easier.
October 12th - 16th is a transition week and we will need to be FLEXIBLE. The 4th & 5th grade Hispanic Heritage Performance and Picture Day are both on Thursday, October 15th.
Fourth and fifth grade students may be invited to rehearse with Mr. Burrell and Ms. Whitehead in the cafeteria during their enrichment times M-Th. My hunch is the Media Center will also be transformed into a photography studio on Thursday for Picture Day. This means that library enrichment classes will double up with Mr. Burrell in the Music Suite that day.
If we do meet in the Media Center, here's what we'll be doing this week:
2nd - Map Skills with Tulip
3rd - Scary Story Elements
4th - It's a Mystery to Me!
5th - Looking for Answers - Civil War & Reconstruction
October 19th-23rd is Conference Week featuring shortened schedules for everyone. We will have storytime featuring selections from the Georgia Children's Picture Book Awards List followed by check-out.
With our 3rd and 5th graders spending most of this week testing, we wanted to try something different in the Media Center. This also marks the last week with our friends in the Block B rotation, so we will be having a little Halloween fun with them just a tad early.
Shared reading for :2nd & 3rd grades: Scaredy-Cat Splat! by Rob Scotton
Shared reading for :4th & 5th grades: Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex (yes, that name should sound familiar - remember Chloe & the Lion?)
Group musical activity: Monster Mash by David Catrow (remember he wrote the I Wanna Iguana series?)
Center #1a: Scaring up words in the dictionary
Center #1b: Scaring up story elements
Center #2a: Design a your own Halloween costume (or one for Boomer)
Center #2b: Acrostic poetry on a given theme
Center #3: Technology: Ghost Typing or Pumpkin Carving
Extended lunch enrichment will continue to follow the same format of shared read aloud, followed by computer time/maker spaces. These activities are typically supervised by Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Dent. Teachers, please advise if you'd like to do check-out in lieu of these activities.
Mrs. Kent, Media Specialist