Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Important Dates to End the Year

Here are some important dates/times for the next few days:
Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 30) is a NORMAL start time of 8:20. It is also a normal release time.
Thursday is a normal start time, but an EARLY release of 2:25. ALL CHILDREN MUST BRING A COLD LUNCH AND DRINK ON THURSDAY.
We will be having our END OF THE YEAR ASSEMBLY on Thursday at 12:45.

I have had a great year with your child and I am sad to see it come to an end. Have a great summer!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Electrical Energy

Recently in science we have been learning all about the different types of energy. We have been learning about light energy, heat energy, and electrical energy. Today students worked more hands on with electrical energy. Students were given a battery, a flashlight light-bulb, and a piece of foil (that acted like a wire.) They were also given a piece of paper that had many different ways the battery, light-bulb, and foil could be put together. They first had to guess whether they thought the light-bulb would light and then they had to work together in a small group to see if they could get it to work. They did a great job of working together and had a great time. Above is a picture of one group working together!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

We Say Good-Bye to a Great Friend

Tomorrow, March 23rd, will be Angelina's last day with us. It will be a sad day, but a happy day at the same time. She is going to a new home and a new school. We will miss her dearly. Good-bye Angelina!

Monday, March 12, 2012

City Hall Tour

On Tuesday, March 6th, both third grades from Washington Elementary and the third grade from Libertyville Elementary got the opportunity to visit City Hall and hear the Mayor speak. We also got to hear from our City Administrator, Jeff Clawson, and our new Fire Chief, Scott Vaughn. They got to see one of the city's fire trucks and hear about some of the equipment the department uses. It was quite a treat for the kids. The kids learned about what it took for them to get involved in public decision making. They all got a turn sitting in the city council seats and got to take part in a motion. Below are two photographs of two of our classmates sitting in these seats. We had a beautiful day at City Hall. Thank you Mayor Malloy, City Administrator Clawson, and Fire Chief Vaughn!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Conferences: Tonight and Thursday

Just a reminder that conferences are tonight, February 21st, and Thursday, February 23rd. If you are unsure of your time feel free to contact me at lani.smith@fairfieldsfuture.org or call the office at 641-472-2110. Thanks and I'm looking forward to seeing all of you.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Conferences Round 2

Just a reminder that conferences are again next week, February 21st and 23rd. If you haven't already signed up for a time please go online or call the office and do so as soon as possible. If you don't get this done, a time will be assigned to you and be sent home by the end of this week. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's education.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Let the Testing Begin

Next week, February 6-10th, we will begin the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Please make sure your child gets a good nights rest, eats a good breakfast, and gets to school on time these days. We will be testing first thing in the mornings.

Halfway through the testing time each day we will stop and have a snack. I am looking for parents that would be willing to donate snacks for the class. Some examples would be: crackers, granola bars, fruit, or cereal bars. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would be interested in helping out.