Thursday, October 23, 2008

Marine Science Center

We had our 1st field trip today to the Marine Science Center. Make sure to watch the slideshow. We had so much fun and learned a lot about turtles, the bird sanctuary, and the jetty. We got to see a Screech Owl and a Falcon up close. There were baby turtles in the turtle hospital/rehabilitation center. We learned about toothed vs. baleen whales. It was quite the interesting day. A HUGE thank you to our parent chaperones that went-Maria, Jenn, Chris, Ashley, Paul, and Michelle. We LOVE ya!
David's dad even got the Ponce Inlet Fire Department to make a visit during lunch. The firemen talked to the kids about what to do in case they are ever caught in a fire. Thank goodness for Fire Prevention Month. We even had a fireman dress in full bunker gear to show the kids so they wouldn't be scared if a fireman had to enter their home. We really are lucky to be a Wright's Ripper!
Mr. Zebell sent in a huge pumpkin for us to do some extra fun math this upcoming week. Thank you!
Ivy Grace was our Ripper of the Week and we learned she wants to be a veteranarian when she grows up. She is a very good artist and is such a good friend to us all. We enjoyed writing about Ivy Grace and even got a special treat from her mom. Mom made a movie for us to watch Ivy Grace grow from baby to now(even a picture with SpongeBob at the Nick Hotel from last month.) Next Ripper of the Week is Jacob.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Morgyn-Ripper of the Week

Morgyn was our Ripper of the Week. She loves to dance and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She shared her favorite bears with the class and I read a fairy story written all about her. It was great getting to know Morgyn a little more this week. The class wrote sentences about what a wonderful friend she is to everyone and we made them into a book for her to read over and over. Our next Ripper of the Week is Ivy Grace so check back to read a little about her next week.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

OREO project

Our class participated in the OREO project with our special helper Mrs. Woods. OREO stands for Our Really Exciting Online project. Each child got to stack OREO cookies as high as they before they came crumbling down. The towers ranged from Jacob's 12 to Jordyn's 21 cookies. (Caleb-15, Connor-18, Dallas-13, Daylan-13, Alex-16, Nick-20, Gabi-15, Trey-16, Tymothe-18, David-14, Preston-14, Vincent-13, Jordyn-21, Brianna-17, Jacob-12, Ivy Grace-20, Morgyn-14, Mrs. Woods-22 and I stacked 23) Our class average was 17. After that was done we each received a plate of cookies and made sculptures. The class was so creative so please take a look at the slideshow to see our original works of art!

Fire Prevention Week

October 5-11 was Fire Prevention Week. We enjoyed an assembly from the Port Orange Fire Department on Monday. We sang song and talked about what to do in case of a fire. In class we talked about the importance of firefighters in our community. We brainstormed a list and made a book to let them know how much we appreciate their hard work! Families were encouraged all week to work on their fire escape plans and hand them into the local fire station on Thursday night. I took Kaile and Carson Thursday night to hand in their plan. The firefighter gave Kaile and Carson a cool water bottle and some other goodies. I gave the firefighter our class book and he told us he would share it with all the firefighters. He loved it! Vincent and David were especially proud of their pages since their dads put their life on the line everyday they go to work as one is a Fire Marshall and the other is a Fire Chief. Remember to practice your escape route at least once and month and change the smoke detector batteries when you change your clocks-which will be soon.! :)