Here's a riddle for you? What is red, has a chimney, no doors, no windows, and has a star in the middle? (an apple) The first grade students in Mrs. Phelps' class had a wonderful time celebrating Johnny Appleseed Day last Friday. We learned a lot about apples, did "apple math," apple sequencing, apple rhymes, and even made our own applesauce. It was a delicious day to be in first grade!
The Kindergarten students at Spanish Oaks learned about labeling today. Working together as a class they helped to label the different body parts of some of our students. We labeled things like: arms, legs, ears, eyes, feet, etc. We learned that a label gives readers information about a picture or object, and that labeling is a beginning step to writing. Great work, Kindergarten!
We have another outstanding group of students in this year's orchestra at Spanish Oaks. "They are attentive and respectful, and they also know how to make some noise," says Mr. Hansen, our marvelous director. "We are currently learning how to hold the instrument and bow properly, as well as how to place the fingers of the left hand properly on the string to create other notes than the open strings." It sounds like it is going to be a great year!
Today our Kindergarten students had a visit from one of our local firefighters, Mr. Matt Taylor. We loved learning about his job and what he does as a firefighter in our community. We also learned what we could do as Kindergarten students to help him with his job. We can have an escape plan with our families in case of a fire and practice what to do with them. We even dressed up Mrs. Robinson in a fireman's suit to show that firemen are not scary. Then we got to go outside and sit in the cool firetruck. Thank you, Mr. Taylor!
We had another great group of students filling others' buckets this past week! Spanish Oaks is full of students that are working hard to help their classmates and peers feel good and have a great time here at school. We love to see the great things going on. Congratulations this week's Bucket Fillers!
The 6th grade students at Spanish Oaks are HUGE fans of the Michael Vey series and were thrilled to welcome presenter, Garrett Despain, to our annual "Books Rock" assembly. The assembly was put together by Richard Paul Evans and had three main objectives:
- Teach youth of their own worth and to discover their own special talents and gifts.
- Teach youth to be HERO’s: Honest, Enlightened, Respectful (tolerant) and Obedient.
- Teach youth the power and fun of books.
The fourth grade students in Miss Ostrander's class at Spanish Oaks were thrilled this morning to share in the exciting news of their teacher's engagement! The class celebrated with ring pops and cheers of, "Engaged ... Congratulations!!" We are so happy for our wonderful teacher!
This year at Spanish Oaks we are focusing on being "Bucket Fillers"! Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is constantly emptied or filled, depending on what others say or do to us. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful ... At Spanish Oaks, we fill buckets!