Sunday, December 9, 2012

Houston Texan's, GLOVER QUIN, visits Woodview Elementary

This past Tuesday, Glover Quin, Safety for the Houston Texans, came to read to our 3rd - 5th graders. Although our first grade class did not get to hear him read, I made sure we got a quick picture with him on our way back from specials. We waved, gave him high fives, and yelled, "GO TEXANS!". Glover is a really nice guy. He is a great role model for our kiddos, and I thought it was really neat for him to spend his "off time" motivating children with their learning. His main message was, "Readers win, and winners read." SO TRUE! What a great way to let a message like that, stick with the children forever! Here is a short video of Glover's visit to Woodview.

Our class with GLOVER QUIN, #29 for the HOUSTON TEXANS!

We are TOO COOL to smoke!

This past week, MDAnderson came to talk about the negative effects of smoking, and did a short puppet skit for the kiddos.  They shared a ton of great information to help encourage our students in making positive choices regarding a healthy lifestyle. Towards the end, the kids said a chant, “I am TOO COOL to smoke!”

Showing a model of what smoking can do 

Thank you MDAnderson! 

The kiddos yelling, " I AM TOO COOL TO SMOKE!"

Friday, December 7, 2012

It's Snowing Poems in Room 19

Even though we don’t see much snow here, in Houston, we saw lots of snow in our classroom! It snowed POEMS! The kiddos LOVED making the snowflakes AND writing the poems. It has kind have been on ongoing assignment, during free write snows a little more each day. 

The Nutcracker

On Tuesday, November 27th, we went on a field trip to see the Nutcracker. The students had a lot of fun! Jones Hall was decorated so beautifully! It got us all excited for DECEMBER!
 Getting very excited!!!

 The end of the Ballet; Clara with the Nutcracker and Dr. Drosselmeyer.


When we got back, we wrote reflections of our experience at the nutcracker! 

 The next day, Isabella brought her Nutcracker from home to talk about and share with the class!

New addition to our Library: "Student Published"

With all the published books in our classroom, we decided to give them their own home in our classroom library.