Kindness Week at Spanish Oaks-Day 3

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:52

Our quotes for day 3 were: "Wherever there is a human in need there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference," and "Kindness means building bridges instead of walls".  Our song was "A Little Bit of Honey", and the challenge was to write a note of gratitude to a Spanish Oaks staff member and deliver it.

Kindness Week at Spanish Oaks-Day 2

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 15:47

Our song for today was "I Like Being Me", and our quotes were:  "You will never regret being kind," from Elijah Gasser, and ""Three things in a human life are important.  The first thing is to be kind.  Second is to be kind, and third, is to be kind," turned in by Hallie Brittain.  The challenge was to smile at 25 people.  With masks, we are doing that with sign language.  Again, ask your child how that went and if they had fun.  We are also writing thank you messages to 2 of our district personnel that will be retiring at the end of this year.  Our heart shaped books turned out great!

Mrs. Dimmick Wins Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:30

We want to congratulate Mrs. Dimmick on her Crystal Apple Award.  This is a special award voted on by her peers.  Mrs. Dimmick LOVES her students, and they know that!!  She lets them know daily that she believes in them.  This award is well deserved.  Mrs. Dimmick was very grateful and said, "Now that I’ve pulled myself back together after the surprise of the day I just wanted to thank you all so much! I am so incredibly humbled by this recognition. I am grateful everyday to be surrounded by such outstanding people that love their jobs and love their students.

Renaissance Day at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 09:12
As the culminating event of our social studies unit, 6th Grade went back in time to the Renaissance. Students began the day learning about social customs during the Renaissance time period so that they could authentically greet and address one another throughout the day. They then designed a coat of arms and motto for their family name. Next, students learned a court dance fit to perform at a royal ball. During the remainder of the day, students set up a faire displaying booths of their own creation. We had everything from fortune telling, to black smithing, to swordsmanship!

100 Days Smarter!

Submitted by steffani.waggoner on Mon, 02/01/2021 - 13:36

We are 100 Days Smarter!!  

Kindergarten students celebrated the 100th day of school.  We counted to 100 by 1's, 5's, and 10's.   We each brought a collection of 100 things to count.  Then we tried to accomplish different learning challenges all in 100 seconds.   Hip Hip Hooray for 100's Day! 
Attributions
Kim Mellor

Staff Spotlight of the Week-Miss Wanlass, Art Specialist

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:26

Please welcome Rachel Wanlass the Art teacher.  She is a brand new teacher that has never taught before. She wants to go to Antarctica so she can meet the penguins.  She is a Phillies and Yankees fan. She enjoys See’s chocolate and peach rings. She likes to eat at Marino's, an Italian restaurant. Her favorite book she recently read Is “Oh the Places You’ll Go.”. She also loves seeing students enjoying making art.  Rachel Wanless is a great addition to the school.

By Tanner Christiansen, Parker Reuckert