Friday, March 13, 2015
Did your children come home and tell you about the smoothies we made with spinach this week?? Mrs. Larkin noticed that our food service provider, Aramark, was hosting a Be Healthy, Eat Green theme for Wednesday of this week! She was inspired and approached me about doing something special for the students to get them thinking about trying some green vegetables or other produce that they may have not wanted to try before. We worked together during our presentation and showed the students how they could "eat a rainbow". The recipe we gave them included spinach, pineapple juice and bananas but we encouraged them to be creative with recipes and to feel free to add different fruits or vegetables if they would like. We added strawberries, blueberries, mango, carrots, and blueberries!
We are so excited about the FEEDBACK we received about this because of the potential for children eating their vegetables! ! We saw some pictures of friends making smoothies at home using their new recipe! We also loved the notes from families saying "It's wonderful to see her excited by a green vegetable!!
This week, grade 2 had a very special presentation by the energetic Materials Lab students at U.R.I.! We were all very impressed with their cool experiments they did with mixing solvents, showing us how the colors are created when fireworks are made and a grand finale of making ice cream right before our eyes by using liquid nitrogen!! I simply love when I can step back and witness the excitement on the faces of students! We were very lucky to have this crew troop all the way to Exeter to put on this complimentary, inspiring presentation!!
Here is a link if you want to see them preparing this for the students, listen to that excitement!!!
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The students were all so thrilled to share their purchases!!! Don't forget the FAMILY NIGHT that is tonight at Metcalf with Biomes and the touch tanks!!!
Hopefully, you noticed the reminder notice regarding drop off procedures. Please help us keep our students as safe as possible. We have to stick with this plan, it is the safest way to get our students into the school. We really appreciate your help making this so successful for students!
WE HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE USED SPORTS EQUIPMENT SALE UNTIL A LATER DATE AND WILL CONTINUE COLLECTING ITEMS THROUGHOUT THE SPRING- KEEP SENDING IN YOUR ITEMS!
FAMILY MATH NIGHT THURSDAY 5:30-7:30 PM COME HAVE FUN WITH MATH AT WAWALOAM SCHOOL.
APRIL 7 PROUD PAINTER FOR ADULTS - WOOD RIVER INN
APRIL 12 BOYS CHOICE BOWLING EVENT
LOOK AT OUR KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS GETTING AN EARLY START FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!
Friday, March 6, 2015
The sight the students saw when they arrived on Monday Morning!
Thank you Miss Diane and Miss Shannon!
As predicted, there was lots of exciting Dr. Seuss activity around Wawaloam School this week! We were so happy to welcome Miss Diane and Miss Shannon from the Exeter and Louttit Library! We had a lot of fun finding out all of the places students like to read and presenting the Dr. Seuss book "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut"!
While I read this classic and silly rhyming story, Miss Diane and Miss Shannon held up ALL kinds of props to go along with it! All of our students received a Dr. Seuss hat (yellow and black stripes for our bees) and the librarians gave everyone a special Dr. Seuss bookmark! The students also had a chance to design their own silly glasses! Some students gave their art to the librarians so it can be displayed in our local libraries! A special thank you to Mrs. Curry, Mrs. Blake and Mrs. Ward for doing these activities with Kindergarten during our snowy day yesterday!!
Next week, on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 our food service provider, Aramark is having an "Eat Green, Wear Green" event to support healthy eating and celebrate foods that are green! The message from Aramark is Wear Something Green-Eat Something Green and Support Healthy Eating!
Using our Boxtops Funding, Mrs. Larkin and I will be promoting healthy green eating by sharing a smoothie recipe with our students during our weekly meetings next week. This concoction will be comprised of spinach, pineapple juice and bananas!
Calendar of Events:
March 9-13 PTA in School Book Fair
March 11 7 PM Sweetheart Dance Planning Metcalf Library
March 13- 6-8 PM Book Fair Family Night with Biomes Touch Tanks Metcalf Cafeteria
March 19 Kindergarten- Grade 2 Math Night at Wawaloam School
April 7 6-9 PM Proud Painter Adults Only Wood River Inn Richmond
April 12 Boys Choice Bowling Event, Kingstown Bowl, North Kingstown
Sign Up Flyers for Boys Choice and Proud Painter will be going home soon!
A special thank you to our PTA for sponsoring visits from Mystic Aquarium and the Roger Williams Zoomobile this week! The students LOVED these hands on science activities!
Also thank you to Mrs. Breene, Mrs. Guglielmo, Mrs. Scheff and Mrs. Gagner for their flexibility this week with setting up these programs in their classrooms!!
CHECK THIS OUT!! Here is a link to see Mrs. Patty's class checking out a furry ferret!!!