Monday, April 23, 2012

Earth Day 2012

Well the families have outdone themselves once again. April's family project was to make something out of something else-reduce, reuse, recycle. Check out the cute projects! Happy Earth Day to all!
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Friendship fruit salad

I love reading Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds in our reading series.  The kids bring in various fruits and we get to examine the seeds up close. I love it when we get a different fruit and this year we had 2!  Brady brought in a Pomelo.  It was quite large and it peeled fairly easy.  It smelled so good in our classroom.  Clean like citrus!  It turned out to be pretty tasty-sweet which was surprising.  Devyn brought in a melon native to Costa Rica.  It was sweet as well and tasted pretty close to a honeydew.  Check out our slideshow.  The highlight was combining it all and making our friendship salad.  YUMMY!!  Thanks to the parents and friends for such a great, healthy treat!
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

     April already? It is hard to believe we are 4 months into 2012 but even harder to believe the Easter weekend has ended.  I spent the weekend with my entire family.  We laughed, watched Carson play baseball, and watched the sunrise this morning at the Easter service for our church. Of course, I ate way too much but enjoyed every bit of it!  My mom and dad can really cook.  I just love my family and I feel so blessed to have them in my life every day.  I am the luckiest person to have Tim and our beautiful children to count as my blessings.
     Another blessing is my job with the firsties!  I love going to work each day and seeing how incredible little people can be.  They are doing an amazing job reading, using mental math, and using the technology we incorporate throughout the day.  We had a great Friday with our Easter egg hunt, yummy treats, and of course the bunny hop!  Big thanks to Mrs. Foster, our PTA President for making a popcorn cake.  It was yummy!  We had 100% parent participation with PTA memberships and earned our special treat and a smoothie party on Tuesday!  Way to go Wright's Rippers families.  Check out the video below.  Great fun.

Jack Hartmann concert 2012

The day finally came-the Jack Hartmann concert!  We were so excited to see him sing his songs and we were going to dance our socks off.  I just love getting up on stage and watching my firsties and their faces-priceless!  Check out the video.

We love Salsa Addiction!

A few weeks back our theme was Inventions.  We talked about inventions and how they make our lives easier to live.  We read about a few famous inventors and their inventions.  It took 4 years for Thomas Edison to get the light bulb the way he wanted it.  It takes hard work, ingenuity, and determination to be an inventor.  I giggle because these were some of the oral vocabulary word our firsties learned.  :)  We asked Ms. Maria to bring in her creation-Salsa Addiction.  We learned about her journey to get Salsa Addiction on the grocery store shelf near you!  She owns a catering business and made her salsa for friends, family, and clients.  They encouraged her to bottle and sell it.  She did just that and currently sells salsa at the Green Market on Saturday morning.  Then began the search for a manufacturing plant.  She is taste testing the 3rd sample so maybe this one is the one!  One day soon we might be able to purchase Salsa Addiction at Publix or Tijuana Flats but right now we can buy it at Fresh or the Green Market.  Good luck Ms. Maria!  Thank you for sharing your story and bringing in salsa and chips.  It was so yummy we ate it all up!  Maybe one day one of our firsties will invent something new to change the world.  I told them don't forget your 1st grade teacher. :)