Monday, March 30, 2015

2nd Grade is Getting "Buggy"

Second graders are studying the life cycles of insects. They are learning to make observations and study the insects like real scientists. Some of the insects they have studied are Milkweed Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies. They even had caterpillars transform into butterflies right in their classrooms!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Volunteers Helped Our School During Spring Break

During vacation, Sacajawea received the gift of service from a group of 29 youth and parents from the Deer Flat youth group.  These middle and high schoolers spent Wednesday afternoon doing tasks to make Sacajawea a better place for kids. Here are some of the things they did for us.

  • Scrubbed hallway and bathroom walls to remove hand prints and marks.
  • Repositioned bark on the playgrounds to make  it a little deeper where kids tend to fall most.
  • Repainted soccer and football lines and added a football and soccer field to the primary field.
  • Tightened rock wall footholds out on the playground.
  • Dusted around rooms.
  • Disinfected desks, counters, cubbies and washed classroom sinks.
  • Wrote and hung merit award stars.
  • Assembled risers in the music room.

Thanks to the team of fantastic teens from the Deer Flat youth group.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Fun in Kindergarten

Kindergartners in Ms. Carhart's class have had some crazy tricks played on them by Patches the Leprechaun. In return they wrote him letters and left him gold. The best trick of all was when Patches sent them on a scavenger hunt to find his hidden treasures.

First Graders Rocking Their Reading

First grade is stepping it up for their spring reading. The students are working hard to read every night and meet their goals on the "Read-O-Meter". The "Read-O-Meter" measures the average words per minute (WPM) read in 1st grade. Here are some of the incentives they will receive for reaching their goal:

  •  Throwing a pie in their teachers face
  •  A banana split party 
  •  Possibly going to Luby Park for an end of year celebration. 
The kids are well on their way to reaching their goals. They have already increased from 40 to 51 WPM! This is directly related to their hard work ethic.

*So when you see a first grader remind them to keep "rocking" their reading.*

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Break - Be active

Spring Break is next week, beginning this Friday. We will return to school on Monday, March 30th. Do something great during your spring break that still supports learning:
  • Watch the NCAA men’s or women’s basketball tournament. Investigate one or more of the universities playing in the tournament. Give Mr. Webster one fact about one of the colleges and he’ll trade you for a merit award. Here is Mr. Webster's bracket.  See if you can guess better than him. Go here to create a bracket of your own.
  • Build something with Legos or anything else you find.
  • Take something apart. It’s fun to take toys or machines apart to find out how they work. Make sure you have permission first. My kids took an old coffee maker apart once.
  • Go to the Caldwell Public Library - Hours HERE
  • CODE - Go to… - Use your class and go here to Join Mr Webster's class.  If you complete a whole level and tell me after break, I've got a few Code stickers for you like the one on my Chromebook. You can use your school google account to login, just like you would to login to the Chromebooks.
Do something active:
  • Play soccer
  • Go to the Y and play, climb, or swim
  • Have a picnic in your backyard or at a park.
  • Garden
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Clean your house, yard, bedroom, garage.  :)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Parent-Teacher Conferences This Week

Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week- March 16-March 20.
Please check your appointment times with each teacher.
We are looking forward to discussing the learning progress of every student.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

SAC PTO Mtg Tomorrow - 3/6

Just a reminder that our monthly Sacajawea PTO mtg is tomorrow (3/6) after school at 3:45 in the Sac Library. All parents and staff are welcome.

Likely Agenda Items:
  • Presentation from City of Caldwell (Holly Cook) about a 1st Grade College Savings program they are starting (7 minutes + questions).
  • Upcoming fundraisers and Events (4th grade Wagons Ho and 4th Grade Chocolate sales to pay for Wagons Ho)
  • Spring Field Trips
  • Most Importantly: Planning the Carnival - April 24th from 5:00 to 7:30

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Seuss Reading Night at Sac a Success!

On Tuesday March 3rd children and adults gathered in their pajamas to have fun with reading and to celebrate Dr.Seuss' birthday. The Cat in the Hat made a surprise visit to the classrooms and even enjoyed cocoa and cookies with a few lucky kids. The best part of the night was the smiles on the children's faces as they left with a new book.

Reading, games, bingo,

  and story time in Spanish too!

                                               Followed up by yummy treats and new books.

By the way it wasn't just the students having a great time!


Whacky Wednesday

We are having a good time being silly today.  It's "Whacky Wednesday!"  More photos will be added.

Do you see the ABC's?