Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Visit from Skippyjon Jones!

We loved hearing the adventures of that very special cat, Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble, read to us before the holiday by our last mystery reader, Sarah, who is Hannah Bader’s mom.  With Skippy John Jones there is never a … Continue reading

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Pennies for Pakati

During this season of giving we have been given an opportunity as a school to make a difference in the life of a student at Pakati School.  We have been challenged by a service learning group (an enrichment class) here … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You from Pakati School!

We had a wonderful Africa Bridge assembly on Friday.  We met Barry, Jennifer, Rebecca and Emily and listened to their stories from our friends at Pakati School.   They presented us with 7 beautifully hand woven baskets as a gift … Continue reading

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What is that in the sky? Jet Man?

Well, it is in fact the first man in the history of aviation to fly with a jet-propelled wing. It is amazing to see how years of imagining what seemed to be the impossible finally come into being.  I watched … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Over the past few months we have been practicing seeing our “glass have full”.  That means we are trying to appreciate and be grateful for the simple gifts we are given daily: our good health, the natural beauty of each day, … Continue reading

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My Students Make My Day Everyday!

“What?!” I cried out as I finished calculating the number of grains of rice you all donated through Freerice this last week. Mr. Amri looked over and asked me, “What are you looking at?  What is it?”.  “Well” I said, … Continue reading

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Mystery Readers Make Our Day!

Well, we were surprised last Friday when Kaila’s Grandfather, David Caraher, arrived with his great book, Tops and Bottoms, by Janet Stevens.  We learned that he loves reading about life on the farm and this book was perfect.  It talked … Continue reading

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Listening to Family Stories

Beginning this week we want to interview family members to gain a better understanding of the importance of the family unit as the foundation of a strong community. Spending time with family members and listening carefully to stories they tell … Continue reading

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The Alevin Are Here!

Here’s a peek at the second stage in the life cycle of salmon. The eyed eggs have hatched into alevin with bright orange “lunch sacs” still attached to their bodies. Inside each sac is a mixture of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins … Continue reading

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Freerice

We are so excited to have begun exploring the site called Freerice. Freerice is a wonderful way for us to learn all sorts of things, and at the same time help provide food to hungry people in our world.  Today, with … Continue reading

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Families

This week, as a continuing part of our study of “Communities”, we will start to talk more about “Families”.  Traditions are an important part of creating a strong bond between family members.  Over the next few weeks we want to … Continue reading

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