Bluebirding at Westmeade
There are now 4 eggs in the Bluebird nest. Students learn to quietly check the nest with a teacher. They feed the parents and wait for the hatching.in 12 to 14 days from the last egg. Bluebirds usually lay 3-5 eggs and incubation doesn't begin until all the eggs are laid. Ms. Langan's boys and girls were the first this year to experience the nest. The male was sitting on the nest when we opened the box. He flew away and after each student observed the nest we put down a birdie buffet of delicious meal worms. Usually it doesn't take long to build trust and the birds get so they realize the children will feed them and they fly right down within just a few feet of them to eat. If you would like to build your own bluebird box. Contact Ms. McIntyre at Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jungle book production inspires bustle of preparation and actvity
AR party makes big mess!
3rd & 4th grade students who met their goals made stress balls for the upcoming TCAP tests out of cornstarch and balloons. It took teamwork and careful coordination to keep from getting the cornstarch everywhere.
Well maybe we weren't coordinated or perhaps we just thought it was fun to watch the powder fly!
We've had more students make their goals and historic numbers hit 25 points this year. When you realize that for a 1st grader to make 25 points means they have read 50 books, you know how cool this is! Students are now earning their points for the last party of the year. It is our Beach Party and if you are a 3rd grader to come to this party you must make at least three of the parties during the year. If you are a 4th grader you must make all four of your goals.
K-2nd graders make Reading Castles and bookmarks featuring jewels and colorful stick-ons! All students who come to the party get to make something special, gets treats to eat and choose from among a lot of prizes. AR is an independent reading program that kids participate in. They earn prizes as they reach and surpass goals that they set with their teachers at the beginning of each quarter.