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Room 106 Announcements 2012-2013
Home Stretch
Thursday, May 23, 2013 8:40 PM

Greetings! Sorry for the late reminder! (I just walked in the door!)

 
Our bullying play is tomorrow! There are 2 performances in the commons...8:00 and 10:00 A.M.! I hope you can attend! It's quite good! I am very proud of ALL the hard work they put in! It really came together well!
 
Also, please send in $2-3 for our pizza lunch next Thursday
 
Please send in the bike day permission slip as well! If you have an extra bike hanging around in your garage, and are willing to let a student borrow it, please let me know ASAP! We need a few helmets too! And while I'm thinking about it...everyone will need a picnic type lunch on Bike Day (Wed., May 30) too! 
 
One field trip at a time, but...Valley Fair is June 4!
 
More late,
 
Becky
Last Day of School/Valley Fair
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:10 AM

http://barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/130604_valleyfair_2.pdf

7th Grade Elective - Parents take Notice
Monday, May 20, 2013 11:25 AM

http://barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/2013-2014_elective_prefs.pdf

May Updates
Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:10 PM

Greetings! I am finally getting my plants planted from the plant sale! Yahoo!!

 
I have a few bits of information to share.
 
1. The DVD's from the Elder's Wisdom Children's Song (EWCS) are ready. We need to get a count before we order them. They will be around $5. i haven't seen it, be I assume they will high quality, as everything Larry Long does is high quality! Please let me know ASAP if you would like a DVD of the night! (People are still talking about how cool it was!)
 
2. Our play on bullying (still to be named) will be on Friday, May 24 in the commons. We will have 2 performances-8:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. The first is intended for parents and the second is for the school. (I think you could come to either one!)
 
3. We have 3 upcoming field trips. The first is the annual Bike Day (May 29). The info./permission slip went home this week. Please send back the slips ASAP. WE ARE IN NEED OF PARENT RIDERS! Please let me know if you are available to come! It's a fun day!!  The second trip is Lake Day on May 31. The third trip is to Valley Fair on the last day of school (June 4). I will send those slips home this week! 
 
4. We will be having a pizza lunch on May 30. Papa John's a really good end-of-the-year deal!  Please send in $2-3 for the party! Your kids can explain more about the pizza lunch! Thanks!!
 
 
5. Our portfolio share will be June 3 from 7:15-8:50 or so! 
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Becky
 
*Don't forget to let me know about the EWCS DVD!! 
Get Out Your Helmet, It's Bike Day for the Middles
Thursday, May 16, 2013 7:20 AM

http://barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/130529_bike_day.pdf

News For May
Friday, May 10, 2013 2:30 PM

Greetings and Happy Spring!!

 
We are super busy trying to finish up the year! 
 
We are in the middle of reading the novel Touching Spirit Bear. We are also wrapping up a fun poetry unit that Jessie created! We are very impressed with their enthuisiam and quality of their poetry!
 
The "one person show" book report presentations have begun! They have been exceptional thus far!! Please check with your child as to when they are presenting. PLEASE have them practice it at home to be sure they fall in the 5 minute time frame!
 
It's been fun watching our "Bullying" play come together! The actors, musicians, dancers, and set designers have been busy working, creating and practicing for our May 24production!! (The times on the 24th are at 8:00 A.M. for parents and 10:00 for other Barton students!) 
 
Additional dates...
 
May 29-Bike day (all day)
May 31-Lake day (all day)
June 3- Portfolio Share (7:15-9:00)
June 4- Valleyfair (all day)
 
Thanks for sharing your kids with me,
 
Becky
River Journey 5/7/13
Monday, May 06, 2013 2:20 PM

SEE PHOTOS!

Greetings,

We are traveling down the Mississippi River tomorrow! We leave Barton at 8:45 and returning around 1:30!
 
Please dress for a day outdoors! It may be a bit chilly on the water. My suggestion is to dress in layers!! 
 
Please send a picnic lunch. We will eat at Fort Snelling Park.
 
Thanks,
 
Becky
Paddle Boat Trip
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:15 AM

Greetings! 

 
We are going on the Big River Journey next Tuesday, May 7. This is an all day field trip on a paddleford boat! The details are on the permission slip. 
 
This is a quick turn-around! Please send the slip back into school by Friday! (We don't have school on Monday, May 6th, so I won't be able to remind everyone in class!)
 
 
Thanks,
 
Becky
Make Up MCA Testing
Friday, April 26, 2013 2:45 PM

Greetings,

 
As you may know, we were "kicked" off line last Tuesday, while taking the MCA math test! We are making it up on Monday, April 29 at 10:15
 
Thanks,
 
Becky
Big River Journey
Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:00 PM

On Tuesday, May 7, rooms 106, 206 and 202 will make a journey down the Mississippi River on the Paddleford. We will depart Barton at 8:45 and return by the end of the school day. This all-day, integrated learning experience will provide students with hands-on science experiments that involve the water and its organisms. In addition, we will learn about the geological formation of the river itself and the history of the early peoples who first lived along its shore, such as the Dakota, Ojibwe and the first Europeans. This experience will bring to life our yearlong study of Minnesota history.

We will board the boat on Harriet Island and exit at Fort Snelling State Park. Students will need to bring a lunch and, of course, dress appropriately for the weather, as much of this will be outside! We know how unpredictable it has been!

Please return the Information and Permission form ASAP.

Hear Ye Hear Ye - A must read
Monday, April 22, 2013 3:10 PM

Greetings!! This is a reminder that the Horse Expo is on Friday! Please send in the permission slips by THURSDAY! The cost is $6 for the bus! Dress for a day outdoors! Believe it or not, the forecast is for the 60's!!! Also, the kids will need a BAG LUNCH.

 
If you are available to chaperone the trip PLEASE let me know! (We could use a few more adults...if there are any parents of the boys out there...we need you! I'm sure the boys do not want to hang with me all day!)
 
Thanks a ton,
 
Becky
Read All About It
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:00 PM

 

Greetings! 
 
Attached is a "Lice Letter" from Jennie, our school health assistant. 
 
The permission slips for the Horse Expo came home today. It is a double sided permission slip. One side is for the actual field trip and the other is permission to ride a horse and /or horse and buggy. The cost is $6.00 for the bus. Please sign and return ASAP. I AM IN NEED OF MANY PARENT CHAPERONES FOR THIS TRIP!  If you can help out PLEASE let me know!  

The final book report directions also came home today (green sheet). It's called "A One Person Show/Presentation". I am really excited to see these! The kids will read a biography and then become that person in a 3-5 minute presentation (speaking in first person). We went through it today and the kids seemed pretty jazzed up about it! 
 
We are done with the reading MCA's! Yahoo! We will take the math MCA's next Monday and Tuesday online! 
 
We have started our next residency with the YPC. We will be creating our own version of "Mean" a play on bullying. Everyone will be involved in some way...acting, singing, dancing, or set design. The date for the performance will be May 24. We are trying to get the commons twice that day..morning and afternoon so people have a choice for performances. I will keep you updated on the times!
 
Never a dull moment!
 
Thanks for sharing your kids with me,
 
Becky
 
 
Elders Wisdom Children's Song
Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:45 AM

Pictures of the big event

http://barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/elders_wisdom_children_s_song_event.html

Quick Announcements
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:30 AM

Greetings! I just wanted to get this out there!!

 
1. We swim the week right AFTER Spring Break! (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday!) 
 
2. Barton is having the first ever "Taste of Barton" Thursday, April 11 starting at 5:30 (going until 6:45ish) with a large selection of the ethnic foods of Barton (info. came home a few weeks ago and is on the website). THEN, at 7:00 P.M. WE will be preforming our Elder songs! Please mark it on your calendars! We are hoping for 100% participation!! 
 
3. On Friday, April 26 the middles will be going to the Horse Expo! (Felicity got us in for FREE! We have to pay for the buses!) It sounds like a great opportunity! I will really need parent chaperones, so we can break off into small groups and make the most of the day! If this sounds like something you would like to help with, please let me know! 
 
More later...
 
Have a wonderful spring break!
 
Becky
March Update
Saturday, March 09, 2013 3:40 PM

Greetings! It has been a busy winter! 

 
We are continuing with our "Revolution 1963" theme (the play we saw at the YPC in February).The 6th graders are reading "One Crazy Summer" with Jessie, while the 5th graders are reading "The Watson's Go To Birmingham-1963" with me. We hope to finish this up within the next few weeks then move onto our new unit..."Touching Spirt Bear".
 
We are almost doe with our "Favorite Place" 3-D tunnel books and the descriptive writing piece that goes with it! We are hoping to wrap this up next week, so we can start with a poetry writing unit.
 
The reading MCA date has changed! MPS got a variance to take the reading portion of the MCA paper/pencil! We will take the reading MCA on April 16-17. We will take the math MCA on the computer April 22-23.
 
We are working with Larry Long/Anthony Galloway on "Elder Wisdom Children's Song" (EWCS). We have interviewed Greta's great grandfather, Leo and are composing a song to pay tribute to his amazing life! The celebration will be in the evening of April 11. There will also be an event beforehand with food..."The Taste of Barton". It will be a FUN event, so please mark your calendars now!! There will be more information to follow!
 
We are going to the Minnesota Zoo on Monday, March 18. This is free field trip!! The permission slips will be coming home next week!
 
We are also partaking in the "Junior Achievement in a Day" program on March 26. Volunteers from Trident Financial will spend the day with us doing activities in entrepreneurship and economics! 
 
The March book report directions will also be coming home next week! The book report will be due Tuesday, April 2. 
 
Thanks for sharing your kids with me!
 
Becky
Check out pictures in Class Activities
Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:45 PM
This Friday 2/2213
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 9:40 PM

Greetings-

 
Our Portfolio Share is this Friday, Feb. 22 from 7-9. If you would like to bring a breakfast treat to share, please do so! I will supply juice/cups/plates. 
 
Hope to see you on Friday!
 
Becky
Important Information
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:00 PM

Greetings,

 
Math Masters will start this Thursday, Feb. 21. It is from 2:00-3:00 in Room 202 (but will end a bit earlier this week because of a debate tournament being held at Barton). Math Masters will meet every Monday and Thursday until the competition. More info will be handed out this Thursday!!
 
EVERYONE is invited to attend! You do not have to be a "Math Wiz"! I truly benefits all who attend!! 
 
Katrina is also looking for parent helpers/coaches! Please let her know if you are interested...katrina.belding@mpls.k12.mn.us

 
 
Skiing permission slips went home last Friday!! We are going Thursday, Feb. 28!! PLEASE RETURN THE SLIPS NO LATER THAN WED., FEB. 27th!!
 
Thanks,
Becky

Afton Alps Permission Slip 2/28/13
Saturday, February 16, 2013 2:45 PM

http://barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/130228_afton.pdf

Permission Slip for YPC
Monday, February 11, 2013 5:35 PM

Check out Student Activities location for the link or click belowhttp://barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/middles

Me again...
Monday, February 11, 2013 3:25 PM

 

 
I have just a few reminders...
 
*The recipes (along with a short history/story) is due on Thursday!! If  you have questions, ask me or you child! They seem to have a good handle on it!
 
*Portfolio Share is Friday, Feb. 22 from 7:15-8:50  Please come anytime! (We start math at 8:50.)
 
*The permission slips for the play "Revolution 1963" went out on Friday. Please send them in ASAP! Also, we need to collect the Ordway slips ASAP. They went out awhile ago. We don't go until May, but we have to prepay this year! 
 
*Please sign up for a goal setting check in conference. Spots are filling up fast! The dates are March 1, 5, & 7.
 
Thanks so much,
 
Becky
Be sure to check out Student Activities as well
Friday, February 08, 2013 2:55 PM

The "Revolution 1963" permission slip is coming home today! please return it ASAP!! 

 
The goal setting check-in schedule came home Jan. 25. Please sign up for a confernce time that works for you!!
 
Thanks,
Becky
Conference Signup
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:10 AM

Click here to get your form :http://barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/middles

SWIMMING 1/29-31
Monday, January 28, 2013 2:55 PM

We swim tomorrow! (Wednesday and Thursday too!)

 
Please send all the necessary equipment!!
 
Becky
It's Second Semester
Friday, January 25, 2013 3:35 PM

Check out the start to 2013

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