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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Who is our Librarian?

We love library but who is our librarian?! Ms. Millwood is always changing, she is one character after another so the students never know who will be in the library each week. Each class visits the library once a week and students are able to check out one book a week. 

Visit Ms. Millwood's blog at

Feast Fun!

 We had an awesome week for thanksgiving in Mrs. Bearden's Class! We had our yearly feast. The children really enjoyed setting the table and sharing this special time together. I really enjoyed it too. I think it was the best one yet! It was so much fun. After the feast we all got to share a restful week with our families. Our class has so much to be thankful for and it was great to spend this time together and realize that!
Mrs. Bearden's Class

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Native American Life

Children at BSLK prepared for the Thanksgiving holidays by spending a day with Native Americans who taught students about their culture.  Children had the opportunity to feel and see animal pelts, dance a traditional snake dance, hear how Native Americans made and used tools and weapons, and view beautiful garments worn by Indian ancestors.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pow Wow 2011

Children at BSLk had a wonderful day learning about Native Americans. Our Cherokee friends brought artifacts, skins and clothing to share with us. A big highlight was the snake dance in the gym! Thank you Mrs. Stone for organizing this for us and thank you Cherokee friends for sharing your time with us.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Letter Mm in Mrs. Barclift's Class

In conjunction with their Letter Mm studies, Mrs. Barclift's class was recently
visited by a "real" mail carrier and her "real" mail truck! They learned that
mail begins the the letter Mm! The boys and girls were very excited to meet
this special Community Helper. Her name is Adria. Lily's Mom, Tonya, is also
working for the Post Office - thanks, Mrs. Tonya, for arranging this - the
children learned so much from the visit!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

David M. Sargent Jr.

David M. Sargent Jr. visited our school with his ‘girls’ Emma, Tatum, and Daphne along with Spike. The students were read books about the dogs in the library all week . It was a special treat to meet an author and the dogs. After his presentation to the students he visited with students who purchased his books as well as signed them, complete with a paw print stamp!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dr. Cavannah

Recently, students in the ESL class at BSLK were studying the vocabulary related to the body and to express that something hurts them.  The unit culminated with the teacher Margaret Cavannah, transforming into Dr. Cavannah right before their eyes.  She donned a white smock and had a stethoscope and each child had to come into her ”office” and tell her what hurt.  It was a fun activity based on reality which hopefully will lessen the students’ apprehension of necessary healthcare.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Be a Hero, Say No to Drugs!

Last week was Red Ribbon Week. We had some of our football players come read to our classes. These are just a few that came to Mrs. Armstrong's Class. Our theme was super heroes. These are the real super heroes that our kids will see in their every day life.