Friday, June 13, 2014

Correction--To All Parents!

  I would like to show The Lightening Thief to the fourth and fifth graders next Tuesday to go along with our mythology unit.  It is rated PG.  Let me know if you do not want your child to watch it.  Thank you!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wear Yellow Tomorrow!

Don't forget to have the kids wear yellow shirts tomorrow for the Fleming Olympics, and if you have black tape please bring it!

Rainy Day! Maple Street Trip canceled :(

Good morning families! The weather is not looking promising today, so we are most likely going to have a fun day at school!  Movies, games, and I'm hoping some of you can send in last minute treats for the kids???
If you can..... AWESOME!  Thank you so much for helping reduce their disappointment!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Please Return Classroom Books!

Please search bookshelves and under beds at home for any of our classroom books.  I lose many each year, and they are expensive to replace.  I usually write Downing on the back cover and put a sticker on the spine.  Thank you for returning these treasures!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Poetry Recitation Assembly

Four poems will be recited by Mountaineer students on June 4 at 2:15 in the gym!  Those lucky students are Abdelrahman Elkasaby, Braden Cummings, Elizabeth Messier, Macey McGovern, Abby Robbins, Cameron Guntulis, and Keane Mahoney!  Congratulations!  All students were to memorize a poem to present to our team, and these students were chosen for their exceptional dramatic presentations!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Shelburne Museum Trip Tomorrow!

Reminders:

*We leave here at 8:30!  Chaperones need to meet us there, and most of you have already paid your admission.
* Make sure kids have a couple of snacks, plenty of water, and lunches, or if they ordered breakfast or lunch, they should pick them up first thing in the morning.
*The kids do NOT need money.  We will not be visiting the snack bars or the gift shop.
*Check the weather.  The kids should come prepared because we will be outside as we travel from building to building.  I did notice a chance of showers....  

I'm looking forward to it!  It's an awesome trip!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Poetry Reading

All of Mountaineer students are memorizing poems to recite in front of our team on May 23!  We are working on presentation skills and fluency while trying to entertain our audience!  Encourage the kids to practice their poem at home, and give them ideas for facial expressions and bodily movements to help their poem come alive!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Conferences on Monday!



Final confirmation sheets were delivered into the kids' mailboxes today.  If they don't arrive at home, please remind your child to bring it home tomorrow. Please email me if you never receive this document.   Thanks!!

These conference will be student-led!  The kids have prepared google presentations and a portfolio of work celebrating their school year.   They are looking forward to sharing this hard work with you!

Flower petals and leaves needed!

Hello,
I am doing an arts integration project with Mrs. Downing's fourth grade class and we are in need of fresh flower petals. When your Mother's Day Flowers are starting to wilt send your petals into Mrs. Foley as soon as possible. Its best to lay them between some paper towels and place them in a bag. I will press them right away and dry them. If you have any other blooming flowers with petals beginning to drop save those as well, as we need a lot of petals in all shapes, sizes and colors. We will be working on this project in the next week or two. 
Thanks!  Lisa Foley

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Field Trip Friday, May 2!

A green notice is coming home today regarding a 1:00 performance of Aladdin at EHS that Fleming students will be attending.We will be walking to the high school for this event. Please let me know if your child will not attend.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Screen-Free Week! Will you accept the challenge?

May 5-May 11 is screen free week! Try to go without TV, video games, Ipads, or any other screens used for entertainment for 7 days!

We have several kids participating....  some kids are going screen free all week....  others for the school week... and others for a couple of days... awesome!  Read, bike, run, or make a Mother's Day gift for Mom!