Parent Tips

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Downtown Field Trip

Students at Big Spring Lake got to take a tour of the town last Thursday and Friday.  Classes read the book, Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten, and then visited the Bakery, Public Library, Post Office, Fire Department and the park just like Miss Bindergarten's class!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mrs. Pam Brown's class: Celebrating Letters!

Mrs. Brown's class loves celebrating letters! M is for monster, T is for Teddy Bear, A is for Apple (yum) and S is for spider!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Mrs. Ashleigh Brown's class: Pumpkin Surprise

Fall brings fresh air and fun surprises to Mrs. Ashleigh's Brown's class.  Her students have been comparing and contrasting apples and pumpkins by looking at their size, shape, color, and texture.  As part of their studies, a miniature pumpkin patch was brought to Big Spring Lake.  Students were able to pick their own pumpkin, explore them and then paint them however they chose. The pumpkins will be on display in Mrs. Brown's room until the end of the week.

Our "Tacky Boxes" put "tacky words" in their place!

Students at Big Spring Lake are learning about using kind words with a special "Tacky Box."  In Guidance and Counseling class, students read the book Margo's Magnificent Choice.  In the story, Margo the monkey learns that the reason her jungle friends do not want to play with her is because she uses "tacky words" like stupid, dummy and fatso.  The Wise Owl gives her a "Tacky Box" and encourages her to write down any "tacky words" she might hear and be tempted to say and put them in the "Tacky Box" never to be said or thought of again.  This year at BSLK, we will be focusing on only using kind words by having "Tacky Boxes" in every classroom so students can put "tacky words" in their place.  Students also brought home their very own "Tacky Box" so that parents can help reinforce this skill at home!