The year is almost over. YIKES!!! To wrap up library during the next few weeks, we will have fun center time in the library!! The students will play games, use Tiggly, read books, and more. Library books are due Monday. May 22! It would be AWESOME if everyone turned in their books!!!
La Biblioteca de Widén tendrá su Feria del Libro del 24 al 28 de abril. Las clases de los estudiantes estarán visitando la feria durante el horario escolar, de lunes a jueves y el viernes por la mañana hasta el mediodía. Ellos podrán comprar en la Feria del Libro durante estos tiempos. También Ud. es bienvenido a visitar la Feria del Libro durante las horas escolares de lunes a jueves y viernes por la mañana, hasta las 12:00 p.m. para comprar libros y artículos de accesorios.
La noche del jueves, 4/27/17, es la Noche de Alfabetización de Widén. También se llevará acabo el musical de 4to y 5to grado. ¡El Musical fue escrito por nuestros propios estudiantes de 4to y 5to grado! Han estado trabajando en su desarrollo desde el 4 de enero. Estamos muy emocionados de ver su musical!
En la tarde del 27/4/17 el 4to-5to musical será realizado de 6-6: 30 entonces usted y su niño están invitados a hacer compras en la feria del libro.
Recuerde que el impuesto se cargará en la Feria del Libro. Planea traer o enviar dinero suficiente para cubrir compras e impuestos. Una carta de impuestos será enviada a casa con el paquete de Feria del Libro.
La Feria del Libro cerrará el viernes, 4/28/17, a las 12:00 PM.
Cualquier padre que quisiera trabajar como voluntario en la feria del libro es bienvenido. Por favor llámame para configurar un día y hora. Usted recibirá un libro gratuito valorado por $ 10 dólares o menos.
Widén Library is having their annual Book Fair April 24-28. Students’ classes will be visiting the fair, during school hours, Monday through Thursday and Friday MORNING until noon. They will be able to purchase from the Book Fair during these times. You are also welcome to visit the fair during school hours on Monday-Thursday and Friday MORNING, until 12:00 p.m. to purchase books and accessory items.
Thursday night, 4/27/17, is Widén’s Literacy Night. There will be several events on this evening; 4-5 Musical, literacy activities as well as the Book Fair.
4th -5th Musical will be performed from 5:30-6:00 then you and your child(ern) are invited to shop at the book fair and learn literacy strategies you can use at home.
Remember that tax will be charged at the Book Fair. Plan on bringing or sending enough money to cover purchases and tax. A tax chart will be sent home with the Book Fair packet.
The Book Fair will close Friday, 4/28/17, at 12:00 PM.
Any parents that would like to volunteer to work at the book fair are welcome. Please call me to set up a day and time. You will receive a free book valued for $10 dollars or less.
Did you know that on April 6, 2017, it will be the 100th anniversary that America entered World War I? We read The Poppy Lady by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh to learn about Moina Belle Michael who wanted to help the World War I American Troops. If you get a chance, read this book! Our 1st-5th graders loved it and enjoyed learning about history.
To celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday and Texas Independence Day, both on March 2, we are doing centers! All Pre-K 3 through 5th grade have a variety of centers that include; reading Dr. Seuss books, Texas symbols matching game, making your own Dr. Seuss bookmark, balloon stacking, balance a paper apple on your finger using clothes pins, coloring Texas symbol sheets, research a famous Texas, stack cups using index cards, and learning about the Texas Senate! WOO-WEE we are busy!!
This week in the library all students are learning how to log on into their myon account and reading books. Each student has an account. They can use myon at home or at school. What is myon? I pulled this from the website:
myON is an award-winning personalized literacy environment that incorporates:
Our GT group has started researching famous African American inventors, using mackinvia.com. They are going to create a poster using their research about the person they chose. The posters will be displayed around our school. More to come!
This week and last week we learned about George Washington and other presidents.
Kindergarteners are having fun in the library with centers! At one center they are making a book, American Treasure. This booklet has pictures of some of our presidents as well as some famous places in America.
Prek is wrapping up their unit, Learning How to Stay Healthy, with fun centers including a coloring sheet showing students how to stay well!
First grade is making a coloring booklet, All About the Presidents of the United States. Each page has a fun fact about a president. Did you know the teddy bear was named after President Theodore Roosevelt who refused to shoot a small bear during a hunting trip?
Second graders have three centers to choose from to learn about our presidents, Four in a Row, A Presidential Timeline, and American Treasure coloring booklet.
Third, fourth, and fifth graders are learning about the Culper Spy Book and are creating a sentence using the book. When they are finished they will switch with another group and decipher the code!
We have a book club that meets twice a week. Right now our book club is learning how to write code using code.org. They are practicing for the next project; making robots move!! How cool is that?!?!
Today, we had author/illustrator Jeff Crosby come and talk with our 2nd graders. He had the students participate while he read his latest book, The Rockabilly Goats Gruff. Ths students had so much fun and learned about fractured fairy tales and onomatopoeia. They also made a fractured fairy tale together! Thank you Jeff Crosby!! You Rock!!!