It is not too late to sign up for the Kid's Marathon. The purpose of the kids marathon program is to teach students the benefits of an active lifestyle, help students incorporate fitness into their daily/weekly routine, teach students about goal setting, and have students feel a sense of accomplishment as they complete the marathon distance (26.2 miles) and receive a finisher medal.
Last week we loved celebrated Dr. Seuss Day by having so many of you come to Parents and Pastries! I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities I have had to get to know many of you personally and look forward to getting to know all of you better.
Meadow Brook's next two weeks at a glance:
Meadow Brook Reading Celebration
February 26th - March 2nd
Our class has just finished learning all about gravity. We learned about scientists and did some experiments, we did gravity art, we tried to build marshmallow towers that stood up agains gravity and we flew paper airplanes. Everyone had fun! Here is what some of our students had to say:
"I loved the paper airplane experiment. We learned about why gravity does not pull an airplane down." (Cambrie)
"My favorite thing was when we did the gravity art page. I learned that not everything always falls straight down." (Ryker)
I hope all of you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day last week and are enjoying your extra-long weekendJ. Our teachers sure enjoyed having you come for SEPs; truly it takes all of us working together to help each child learn at high levels.
The space center that I went to in Alpine District, was one of the best places that I have ever been. I went on a field trip with the whole 6th grade. The ship that I got was the Galileo. The name of our mission was Cold Hearted. It was a lot of fun. The job that I got was to be the tactical, who is in charge of the weapons and the shields of the ship. But the tactical is not the only job; you can get the messenger, the captain, the engineer, the operations, ambassador, first officer, and the helm (the pilot).
Announcing our Meadow Brook Teacher of the Year- Susan Jurkatis!
Mrs. Jurkatis is an amazing first grade teacher. She is kind and positive. She loves her students and works hard to help them succeed. Mrs. Jurkatis is always willing to help other teachers and it is no secret, Mrs. Jurkatis is always willing to have a dance party!
Congratulations Mrs. Jurkatis!
Over the weekend I was able to watch some of the Olympic events. I have always looked forward to the Olympics—not just because of my love of sports—but because of the dedication of the athletes and the sense of unity we all feel as people from all over the world come together to compete. I hope all of you are enjoying it as wellJ.