Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Picture Day is Coming!

Next Friday, March 22nd is Spring Picture Day.  Students will be taking Individual Spring Pictures as well as class pictures.  If you are interested in purchasing a class picture, payments must be sent in by Friday, March 22nd.  The price for a class picture is $12.00. You can preview individual pictures before purchasing them. Don't forget to brush your hair and smile real BIG!

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Ruler Game Champions

Have you heard about The Ruler Game? The Ruler Game is a fun, web based game that helps students practice US Customary linear measurement, including fractional parts. Students were introduced to the game on Friday and practiced identifying wholes, halves, fourths, eighths, and sixteenths. Today, we held our Measurement March Madness Championship.  Students played against each other in brackets until there were four people left. The last four people competed by identifying measurements on The Ruler Game up to a sixteenth of an inch! Contestants had one minute to score as many points as possible.  Here are The Ruler Game Champions (or Measurement Queen and King).
The Ruler Game Champions!
Ruler Game King and Queen
We are so proud of all the students who participated and cheered each other on! Keep practicing at home! Leave us a comment with your best score. Don't forget to tell us what fraction you practiced. (Challenge yourself to work beyond wholes and halves. You can do it! ) 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Garden Time!

For years, Dr. Zenk, Nicole's mom, has graciously been donating her time and talents to oversee Chets Creek's school garden. She's definitely the resident expert on when to plant, what to plant, and when to harvest our garden's vegetables.  She helped the 5 Star Bakery plant radishes and two varieties of carrots about two weeks ago, and we are patiently waiting as our vegetables grow. 

This week, Dr. Zenk visited each third grade classroom for a garden show and tell. She introduced us to familiar vegetables like lettuce and broccoli, and to some unfamiliar vegetables like kohlrabi. The students were intrigued and had many questions for Dr. Zenk. We are so thankful that she shares her passion, time, and talent so we can have such an authentic learning resource!  We are certainly learning new things about plants every day.