Parent Tips

Monday, January 30, 2012


Anjoli Trinidad in Mrs. Henderson’s room received a certificate of participation in the Mountain Valley Arts Council Christmas card contest.  Great job Anjoli!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chinese New Year

Students at Big Spring Lake learned about Chinese culture through Chinese New Year.  Even our lunchroom go involved by having chopsticks for students to eat with and gave them fortune cookies.  Thanks to our local chinese restaurants Asia Garden and Peking Buffet for providing these things!  Our librarian and enrichment teachers read books to children, made kites, paper lanterns, and a 100 foot dragon.  Here's a fun fact:
Did you know that the  'Great Wall of China" can be seen from space?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pengin Fun in Mrs. E's Class

This week we enjoyed a unit study on penguins.  We counted fish in the penguin's belly for math, listened to stories about penguins, made penguins from toilet tissue rolls, and also in our writing center wrote 3 facts about penguins.  Did you know that penguins take a nap in the water?  Our unit was concluded with a wrap-up on our KWL chart, writing the facts we have learned about penguins.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snowman Fun in Mrs. Doyle's Class

The students in Mrs. Doyle's class are doing a finger play song of "5 Little Snowmen". They had a week of fun with snowmen including measuring snowmen with cotton balls, having a snowman race game, making a snowmen out of torn paper, and building snowflakes with pattern blocks.

Miss Chamblee's Wintry Fun!

Happy New Year’s from Miss J. Chamblee’s class!  I hope everyone enjoyed the break!  I can already see the Christmas magic working in our classroom!   We have worked so hard this week and been great peacemakers!  We are learning all about winter this month!  Here are a few activities we have done so far.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Balancing Acts in P.E.

During Red Ribbon week we worked on balancing our bodies and incorporated that into movement activities. In the picture you will see boys and girls working together in a station to balance their body while moving across objects. We performed the activities at different speeds (Fast and Slow) to figure out which was easier to help balance themselves while crossing over the objects.