Today is our National Education Support Professionals Day!! We want to recognize and give a HUGE “shout out” to ALL of the amazing individuals who make it possible for us to do what we do every day for our kiddos. THANK YOU to our amazing Specialists, Technicians, Secretaries, Custodians, Lunch Team, Nurses, Tutors, and everyone else who take such good care of us! Words can not express our love and appreciation for everything you do each day to make Spanish Oaks great! Please know how very VERY much you are loved ... and thank you so much!
We were so excited to have a very special visitor at Spanish Oaks today! Superintendent Rick Nielsen visited each of our classrooms and joined in as our students worked on iReady, MyOn and BLAST. Superintendent Nielsen treated our first graders in Mrs. Phelps' class to his favorite story ... Hooway for Wodney Wat! What a great way to start the day ... we love and appreciate you, Superintendent Nielsen!
Our 5th grade students are having a wonderful time spending the day in their classrooms doing things that students in school in Colonial times would do. There's no technology happening today, and they are reading and writing in primers and using slates for writing. Even their names and dress have been changed. Hopefully no one has to spend time in the dunce chair ;)
Spanish Oaks Elementary – Chrissie Robinson
“Spanish Oaks Elementary is so excited to purchase new headphones for our 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Grade teams! We are very grateful for Nebo Foundation for giving us the opportunity to bring these headphones into our classrooms. These headphones will allow us to incorporate more learning opportunities for each of our students. Students will use the headphones for the new district adopted iReady math program to help them practice their math skills they are learning in class. They will also use them with the iReady Math tools and interactive games to help them with the math skills they are working on in class,” stated Chrissy Robinson, second-grade teacher at Spanish Oaks Elementary. “Other ways we will utilize the headphones is by having students listen to books being read to them on myon.com or Sora or Epic. In the younger grades, students will utilize the headphones while completing their 20 minute sessions each day of Imaging Learning. Students also have the opportunity to create videos on Adobe Spark that requires them to record their voice to narrate their writing assignments. The educational opportunities will be endless with these new headphones.”
Sixth grade students had the opportunity to come up with questions and interview teachers. These interviews will be used to spotlight teachers throughout the year. The students did a great job and had fun getting to know all of the teachers!
Watch our School News to see the upcoming spotlights :)
Our 3rd graders have been working so hard to get their wands. Last week we gave away as many in one week as we ever have. Each student works hard to pass off their fast facts 1-10 to earn a wand made by Mrs. Dimmick. We are so proud of each and every one of our students and can’t wait to give out more wands!