December 2023

Christmas with the Crooks

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Sat, 12/23/2023 - 19:35

During our Christmas Sing Along, a motley crew of loveablecrooks turned our school into a competition full of holiday hijinks. Divided into teams, Grinch & Max versus Harry & Marv, students played games and sang songs to earn points as teachers were challenged to chug eggnog and dual it out with candy canes to gift their points to their favorite team. Along with limbo lights and ugly sweaters, the festive frenzy of Christmas trivia was no match for the tiebreaker: a dance off between the teams!

Attributions
Allison Hallam

Mrs.Peterson earns PEAK award

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Wed, 12/20/2023 - 06:08

In the heart of our educational system, there exists a beacon of light whose dedication and kindness have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues alike. Mrs. Peterson, an extraordinary teacher, recently earned the prestigious Peak Award, an honor that encapsulates her unwavering positive energy and boundless kindness.

Reading Holiday Stories in Speech

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Tue, 12/19/2023 - 11:05

We love the Christmas season! This month we have been reading LOTS of Christmas books and stories during our speech and language groups. For the activity this week, we have been using the story "If you Take a Mouse to the Movies" while targeting various WH- questions! After we read the book, each student gets to take a turn tossing the beanbag onto the type of WH- question they'd like to answer! The students have really enjoyed incorporating learning with fun Christmas-centered activities! 

Attributions
Taylor Cena

Glass making in Fifth Grade

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Tue, 12/19/2023 - 11:01

In 5th grade, we learned about how settlers in Jamestown had a glassmaking industry. They used the area's natural resources like wood and sand to create glass products including bottles and windows. After that, the 5th graders used tissue paper and construction paper to make their own art project inspired by stained glass! 

Attributions
Alice Owen

Santa’s Elves

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Tue, 12/19/2023 - 10:54

This month, third graders have been working on convincing Santa to hire them as an elf. They have worked hard to figure out the reasons why they would be a good elf and tell those to Santa by using their best handwriting, spelling, punctuation, and convincing words. They did such an amazing job! We will have to see if they were able to convince Santa!

Attributions
Sarah Christley

Brag Notes

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Tue, 12/19/2023 - 10:37

Our students are not the only ones who earn brag notes. Teachers can now earn brag notes too. Here in the office we keep a stack of Teacher Brag Notes available for students who want to brag about the awesome faculty and staff here at Meadow Brook. Students can fill out a brag note and drop it into our Meadow Brook mailbox in the office. 

Attributions
Ashley Porter