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Room 106 Announcements
2015-16 Supply List
Monday, June 8, 2015 9:25 PM

Welcome to Room 8!  Click on the heading to see the supply list.

Monday, June 1, 2015 8:10 PM

Greetings! Thank you to all who helped with Bike Day 2015! It was a success!

Reminder...tomorrow is Lake Day! We leave Barton at 9:30 and return about 1:45! If you would still like to contribute to pizza on the roof, please send it in tomorrow!

The party planners may not have much time to distribute worries! We have it under control. Please feel free to send any type of snack, fruit, etc. in if you want. We always have enough!!

Hope to see you on Thursday morning for portfolio sharing!

Thanks for a great year!


Room 8 Update, Last Week of School Activities
Sunday, May 31, 2015 7:55 PM

Greetings! It is crazy to think another school is coming to a close!! Last week, I sat down with a former student (age 30) for coffee! How is this possible? Where does the time go?? Ahhhh!!!

Here's the plan for the week...

Monday-Bike Day! We leave Barton around 9 and return by 1:45. If you can, stop by Lake Nokomis Big Beach! We'd love to see you! Please have bike(s) and helmet(s) to Barton before 9:00. Please check to make sure your bike is in working order!

Tuesday- Lake Day  We depart Barton at 9:30 to walk over to the Lake Harriet Bandshell. We will be back around 1:30. If you can help, check out the Barton Homepage for a link to sigh up! Prior to Bike Day, we will be having "Game Day". The kids can bring in a favorite board game. cards etc. No electronics, though!

Wednesday-Normal day with the exception of Pizza on the Roof and a SURPRISE celebration for the hard work our student teacher Anna has put in! This will occur at the end of the day. The kids have taken the lead on this. They have planned for decorations, food and drink! They have put notes in everyone's mailbox as to what to contribute! I will ask them to put reminders in tomorrow! (I have a back up plan if needed! But, knowing these guys, I won't need it!)

Thursday- Portfolio Share 7:15-? FYI...Art starts at 7:55 and Math begins at 8:50.  The kids are organizing a Room 8 Variety Show! I'm excited to watch this one!!

Friday- Valley Fair! Permission slips/money needs to be turned in on Thursday! I go to Valley Fair right after school on Thurs. and pick up our tickets, as to avoid long lines! If anyone has a season pass, please let me know!

Thanks for sharing your kids with me! It's been a great year!!


Reminders About Field Trip on Friday
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:00 PM

Greetings! I have been so preoccupied with our fabulous Ten Hour Projects, this trip has fallen to the wayside! Here are some of the logistics:

*We will be outside for most of the day, so please dress for the weather! It may be a bit chilly on the boat, so a jacket may be a good idea! Also, remember the sunscreen!

*Please send a picnic style lunch! We have limited room for coolers on the bus.

*We will be walking a great deal, so please wear comfortable shoes!

*If you have not turned in the permission slip and $16 please do so! I have to turn all the money in tomorrow!

*It's going to be a great day!

Thanks a ton!


Room 8 News 5/12/15
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:50 PM

Greetings! It is hard to believe it's mid-May (almost) already!! 

We have begun our final class novel..Touching Spirit Bear. We are reading it as we have time during our Ten Hour presentations! 
Tomorrow will be day 3 of our 10 Hr. Project presentations...which have been great! I love watching and participating in their projects!  (I was at a funeral today, so Anna taped the presentations today!) We will continue with these throughout next week! 
Here is a list of the coming attractions:
Friday, May 15- Annual Lilac Lunch at the Rose Gardens- We walk over around noon and will be back around 1:00. I will let the kids know not to pack something that needs a microwave...although, it's no biggie as they can heat it up before we go! If it's rainy, we won't go! We'll wait for a nice day! 
Friday, May 22- Journey to the Falls Riverboat trip Permission slip will be out this week! 
Thursday, May 28- Flory's Shakespeare Play...more info. to follow! 
Friday, May 29- Middles' Bike Day  This is our first choice date! The rain date is Monday, June 1. Permission slip and info to follow later. Basically, we bike from Barton to Lake Nokomis. We leave around 9 and return by 1:30We need adult bikers and drivers of lunches/equipment!!
Tuesday, June 2- Lake Day! Please let me know if you can help! 
Friday, June 5- Last Day and Valley Fair  The permission slip will go home next week! 
think that's all for now!! 
Thanks for sharing your kids with me,
Pecos Bill Play
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:30 PM

The Middles will go see Youth Performance Company's production of Pecos Bill & other tall tales on Fri. May 1 at 9:30 am.  Click here to see the permission slip...

Room 8 News 4/20/15
Monday, April 20, 2015 6:45 PM

Greetings! I cannot believe we are already in the 3rd week of April...and the temp. is in the 40's!

The cookbooks were sent home today!! They turned out really well!! I'm excited to make the recipes in there! Num!

Thanks for participating!! 

We are finishing up the novel Freak the Mighty. It is one of my personal favorite books! The kids have been busy reading, responding to comprehension questions, learning about literary devices (ie Hook, Metaphor/Simile, Character Comparison, Point of View) and discussing the novel. I am hoping to get one last novel, Touching Spirit Bear in before the end of the year!


Barton Ordway Trip
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:45 AM

On Friday, April 17, 2015, all Barton students will attend the Diavolo performance at the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul.  Click here for more information and the permission slip...

Reminders for Room 8
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:35 PM

Greetings! Spirit Week will be next week (March 23-26)!

Monday-Pajama Day
Tuesday-Twins day (Dress like a friend)
Wednesday-Get Up and Dance Day
Thursday-Crazy Hair Day and Middles Mixer (1:00-2:00)

Also, the recipe for our class cookbook is due on Friday! We have been sharing ideas and examples in class. Please let me know if you have any questions. They are excited about it! (So am I!)

Thanks for sharing your kids with me,

Magazines Needed!
Sunday, March 8, 2015 8:45 PM

Greetings! We are in need of magazines for a collage art project in the classroom! Please send any magazines that you may have hanging around the house that can be cut up! I am hoping to start the project at the end of this week and/or early next week.

Thanks a ton!


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