Mar
11

Nature Vison Fundraiser due 3/15

Nature Vision Fundraising order forms and money are due Friday, 3/15.

Nature’s Vision is committed to education and the environment. The fundraiser raises students’ environmental awareness.
Nature’s Vision donates to environmental organizations that are dedicated to Rainforest Preservation, Marine Conservation, protecting wildlife, preserving nature and ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.

In addition to their environmental work, the profits help us to have some of those special events that each year are harder to budget for as other costs rise! Last year we used profits to help fund after school clubs and hopefully if we sell enough we can do that again!

 

Mar
02

February S.T.A.R. Party

On Friday, 3/1 we celebrated excellent student behavior with our monthly Star party. Each day our Students are Taking Academic Responsibility by making good choices at school. They start the day with 4 stars and try to keep them all day or even earn an extra star for excellent behavior. Teachers kept track of student scores all month and averaged them to see who was invited to celebrate good behavior at our S.T.A.R. Party. Any student that averaged 3.5  stars or higher was invited to a dance party! We got our groove on to some popular dances such as YMCA, Ghangham Style, Whip Whip Nae Nae, and the Hokey Pokey.  Students who averaged 4 stars or higher were “Rock Stars” and received 3 glow in the dark bracelets to wear during the dance party.  Now we’ll begin working on making good behavior choices for March.

  

Mar
02

Read Across America Week

We have a fun week celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America.

Monday was Mixed Up Monday. We wore mismatched clothes.

 

Tuesday was Top Hat Tuesday. We wore our favorite hats.

 

Wednesday was Wacky Socks day.

 

Thursday was Theordore Day and we dressed like Dr. Seuss characters.

My homeroom characters

Language Arts Class characters

Mrs. Muhr as Horton the Elephant and Mrs. Fox as Daisy Head Maisy

Friday we wore green and got to wear slippers.  Throughout the day they announced times for us to “Stop Drop and Read!”.

  

We also had some guest readers from Garden Spot High School. Trevor and Devon read The Sneetches and brought coloring pages along.

 

Feb
14

Valentine’s Day

Today we celebrated Valentine’s Day. Students passed out valentines and enjoyed some treats.

        

Feb
08

Dental Health Program

 We have 4 types of teeth.

 Eating fruit, vegetables, dairy and crunchy snacks will keep our teeth healthy!

 Candy, dessert, soda, and dried fruit are bad for teeth.

 We can keep our teeth healthy!

Feb
07

Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show

The PTO’s annual Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for Friday, March 22th  from 4:30-7:30 at the Brecknock Cafeteria.  Dinner includes drink, salad, bread, spaghetti and meatballs.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, but all presale tickets are $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for 4 years t0 6th grade.

Donations are requested before 3/18: Spaghetti, salad dressing (Italian or Ranch), spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese

Talent Show during dinner: Sing, Dance, Play an instrument, Do a Skit, Be Creative and Have Fun! Sign up on Mr. Goodman’s door.

Feb
07

Rock Collections

In Science we are learning about rocks and soil. This week students were able to bring in their personal rock collections and we set up “exhibits” to explore. Students used magnifying glasses to get an up-close look at the cool rocks on display.

     

Feb
07

West African Connection

Yesterday all third graders gathered in Mrs. Blankley’s class for a video connection with West Africa.  Brecknock connected to a school in Ghana through Oiada International. There were three classes from the United States that could participate in this opportunity.  The Ghana students shared a presentation that they had prepared about their customs, foods, sports, and country.  The US schools got to ask and answer questions. We learned it’s the dry season in Africa, it was 84 degrees, they LOVE soccer (football), Kentucky Fried Chicken is a popular fast food, they have never heard of Fortnite, and they have the same types of pets we do.  Our school answered some of their questions and we even taught them how to do the Floss dance move! What a great opportunity to connect with children on the other side of the world!

Click here to see a quick video of us teaching them to Floss from Mrs. Blankley’s tweet.

 A split screen showing the Ghana presentation (bottom left) and Brecknock (top right)

 The question and answer session

 We taught them how to Floss

 

 

Feb
03

January STAR Party

On Friday  we celebrated excellent student behavior with our monthly Star party. Each day our Students are Taking Academic Responsibility by making good choices at school. They start the day with 4 stars and try to keep them all day or even earn an extra star for excellent behavior. Teachers kept track of student scores all month and averaged them to see who was invited to celebrate good behavior at our S.T.A.R. Party. Any student that averaged 3.5  stars or higher was invited to wear pajamas and slippers to school. Students who averaged 4 stars or higher were “Rock Stars” and got to bring a stuffed animal to spend the day with them.  Now we’ll begin working on making good behavior choices for February.

 

Jan
31

Ice Cream Company Performance Task

We’ve been working hard to complete our performance task for Module 3 of Language Arts.  Here was the assignment:

Ice Cream Company– Schools are challenged to provide healthy foods for their students. At the same time, having the snacks be tasty and enjoyable to the students is also very important. The school board can only approve a limited number of items to be sold in the school cafeteria. The items they select must be fairly healthy for the students. Our third graders will pretend to be experienced ice cream production experts who co-own an ice cream business.  Their company is going to produce a healthy new flavor of ice cream and try to sell it to the local schools. The ice cream must be tasty so students want to eat it. The ice cream must be healthy so the school board will approve its sale in the schools. If successful, it may be offered in school cafeterias across the nation, increasing your business profits. Our third graders will create a presentation for the board describing their new flavor and why it should be sold in schools.

In preparation for this project, students were grouped in “ice cream companies.” They developed two flavors and analyzed their sugar, protein and calories to decide which they felt was the healthiest.  Then they created a name and carton design. This week groups presented their finished healthy ice cream flavors to the class through posters that shared the ingredients and nutritional information and recommended that their healthy flavor be served in schools.

Apple Vanilla Ice Cream

Strawberry Surprise

Tasy Treat Ice Cream

Sweet and Sour Ice Cream

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