Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Welcome Back!

Welcome back from Spring Break. We need to get back into our sculpture lesson. We'll do so by taking a look at John Dahlsen's art. I particularly like his plastic litter paintings and his plastic bag art. Spend 15 minutes with his art. Pick the one that most intrigues you and be ready to comment.

Find the recycled art in our library and spend 5 minutes observing. We'll discuss.

Finally, we'll divide into 1 group of 2 and 1 group of 3. Be ready for this

Friday, March 5, 2010


Wednesday, March 3, was TAKS testing for our 4th graders. You could have heard a pin drop all over our school--Meadow Wood students showed so much respect to our very hardworking 4th graders.

The library benefited from the mentors using the library instead of the mall area. As you can see from above, roles were slightly reversed as one student taught her mentor a thing or two about using the iTouches.

Pumpkins...Extremely Ripe!

In October 2009, the library highlight was fairy tales, folk tales, and tall tales. Students learned wheremost of these books are located in our library. Displays were used to encourage student checkout.

Outside of school, Meadow Wood students could decorate pumpkins for the annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest sponsored by our art teacher. The library benefited from the wonderful entries which made for an attention-getting display. This year's winner was Thumbelina.

Students learned to gallery walk--hands behind back which encouraged the use of words rather than pointing--so they could discuss the artists' creations with other students. Take your own gallery walk by viewing the animoto below.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 2 ~ Read Across America ~ Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

March 2 marks the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. The National Education Association commemorates this day each year with Read Across America.

To celebrate the love of reading, Meadow Wood students will participate in a variety of activities ranging from reading favorite Dr. Seuss books to playing Bingo with a special twist. Dr. Ramirez has planned “Once Upon a TIME-0”, a bingo game about fantasy stories, fairy tales, folk tales, and nursery rhymes.

To continue the celebration at home, consider reading your favorite Dr. Seuss book with your children or visiting Seussville to learn more about Dr. Seuss. However you choose, make March 2 a Seussational reading day!