Welcome back everyone! Snow days kept us away and I hope that each of you had a chance to snuggle up with a good book (Grimm Legacy and Harry Potter at our house). Or maybe time to play in the snow with your family. Or perhaps bake some yummy food with your family.
But you’ve been missed by Leverett teachers and we are glad to head back to school this week!
Parents, the annual Leverett Spelling Bees are THIS FRIDAY! We would love for you to join us! Times are as follows:
Primary Spelling Bee (grades K-2nd): 8:30 AM in Leverett Library
Upper Elementary Spelling Bee (grades 3 – 5): 1:15 PM in Leverett Library
A little preview of what is to come from our 3rd graders. We started our inquiry projects what seems like weeks and weeks ago. But three field trips, parent conferences, and a book fair delayed the completion of our final products. Jovani is ready to share is research results with you, so click on his name!
A lovely, busy week celebrating reading!
A busy, fun, festive week at Leverett Book Fair! Tonight we had a chance to see families and friends and former students at our Family Night. Thank you to all the parents who have shared their time volunteering with me this week. And a special shout out to teachers who stopped by after school to help at the Book Fair today, you know who you are, starting with Mrs. Bley, Mrs. Richard, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Harter, and Mrs. Bowman! I’m sure I’ve missed someone, and will quickly add them! The kids and I LOVED sharing the afternoon with the teachers and families. We love celebrating books and reading!
Lots of pigs in the house on Friday at Leverett! We had a real life, precious baby pig visit us as a part of our United Way fundraising. And we had a handful of Razorback athletes come talk to our students about making healthy choices to grow big and strong. It was a super fun assembly to that also highlighted Red Ribbon Week.
Battle of the Books is starting and I’ve had a few parents ask me about the books on the 3rd and the 4th grade lists. Click on the links below to see each grade level’s book covers and find out about each title. This might help you and your child select books of interest.
Third grade BOB titles… (id # is same as student lunch number and ebook number)
Fourth grade BOB titles… (id # is same as student lunch number and ebook number)
All Leverett 4th graders were introduced to the Battle of the Books reading program this week! Kiddos have started to check out books from this award list and several have already come back for a second or third book! They were thrilled to hear book talks on some of the titles, and to discuss the different genres that they will find on this list of books. Read more about this program under the Leverett Library Programs tab.
Next week, 3rd graders will learn about Battle of the Books!!!
Third graders, using tools and carefully planned out materials to design/build a wagon. Fingers crossed that actually roll and carry their weight!!! Go third grade!!
Second Graders have been learning about plants. At the STEM Lab, we recently used the scientific process to predict and plant bean seeds. In the library, students are creating Voki’s to explain their STEM Lab processes. Click on the “Students Share It” tab above to watch some of their Voki’s.
Mr. Sullins and Mrs. Carlton’s classes have really dug into learning about Native American Tribes of Arkansas this fall. It has been a rewarding, rich learning experience, branching across many subjects and disciplines (art, technology, information seeking skills, writing, social studies, reading, etc.) In the library, these students have worked beautifully, some independently and some with a partner, to research and create a powerpoint of either the Quapaw, Caddo, or Osage Indian tribe. Click on the “Students Share It” tab above to see what we’ve been up to!