Thursday, August 30, 2007

Braggin' Dragon

Well, we certainly have a lot to brag about at DES and throughout the school, our bulletin boards will show it! Every classroom will have a Braggin' Dragon bulletin board, for their class, in the hallway. To begin the year, students will get a white sheet of construction paper to decorate with things they are proud of about themselves. Then, beginning in October, they will choose a piece of school work that they are proud of to display in "their space" on the Braggin' Dragon board.

So...either today or tomorrow, each child will bring home a piece of blank, white construction paper. Your child needs to decorate it with pictures, words and symbols that represents them and what they are proud of. Additionally, I need a picture of each child (no larger than 4x6) that is NOT attached to their poster. This will be put on the bulletin board in "their space". Please have your child bring in the picture and the poster NO LATER than Friday, Spetember 7.

Air in our you know DES is an older building...the air situation could be better...but it is what it is....SO, you might want your child to bring a sweatshirt or a sweater to LEAVE in the classroom for days when the air is too cold! Just a suggestion!!! Nobody wants to sit next to the AC unit but someone has to!

Today, Mrs. Howard, our new and AWESOME counselor, came in to do an introductory lesson. Ask your child about "filling a bucket".

In reading, we read The Art Lesson, by Tomie dePaola and practiced making connections to the text. We discussed how making personal and emotional connections can better help us understand characters in stories.

This afternoon we will visit the computer lab for the first time this year AND we will finally create class rules. Yesterday I got sidetracked by reading the letters the students wrote to me and answering the questions they was a lot of fun getting to know each other better!

Homework tonight: My math class got a worksheet (place value) and students need to read for 15 minutes. They can also work on their Braggin' Dragon poster.

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