Upper Elementary

Mrs. Haynes and Ms. Walker

February 12, 2018

Our birdhouses are off to a great start. Students have measured their 1 x 6 x 8 pieces of wood and drawn their lines to cut. Students double-checked their lines with the carpenter tool: a square. This first week, each student was able to make a first cut with the assistance of Mrs. Haynes and her wood-worker father, Mr. Harville. In this second week of cutting, students will focus on making more supervised cuts and sanding rough edges. The students are really enjoying the beginning stages of their project.

We plan to ship our knitted red preemie hats out on Friday, February 16th. Students and outside friends of Lamplighter have been knitting hats for the American Heart Association’s campaign, “Little Hats, Big Hearts”. This service project will benefit NICU units at area hospitals.

With spring right around the corner, fingers crossed, we are in need of a volunteer to come on a Friday afternoon and help us prepare our raised flowerbed behind our classroom. If you are interested, please send us an email.

Our class is excited to follow the Winter Olympics. Students will receive a lesson on the history of the Olympic games and learn about the first Winter Olympics in 1924. We will be cheering on the USA team as we track the medal count. We encourage the students to watch the Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m.

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