Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mustang Motto Poster Contest!

Horse-shoe HOO-RAY! The growing cheer of good behavior at Mann is in it's third year and going stronger that ever.  Recently our school PBIS squad launched a "Mustang Motto" poster contest.  All classes grade one through five were asked to make posters and select one to represent each class at a grade level vote.  Each grade level was then asked to pick one to represent their grade at a school wide contest.  Congratulations to all contest entries but a special Horseshoe Hooray goes to the winning fourth grade poster from our classroom!  We are all thrilled to have one of our students represent fourth grade with her wonderful artwork.  Below is a picture of all poster entries from our classroom.  All posters were completed with great effort and creativity but the winning poster for our grade is the one in the bottom left hand corner. 

This week we are starting a novel study.  The first novel chosen is titled RULES by Cynthia Lord.  This book is a one I wanted to share with our class because of some perspectives it offers on a growing up.  Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more from this book as we move forward as a class.  Children will have different assignments to complete as part of our class literature groups.  This first novel study will also be a great way to introduce strong reading strategies and allow students to model and practice them on their own. 

Keep checking in and helping out with the home-to-school connection.  Your child and I both appreciate it!