Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Weekly News 12-21-11

Merry Christmas!

As this quarter comes to a close, I pray that you a have a very blessed Christmas with family and loved ones.  I have enjoyed working with your children and am very thankful for the support that you have given me.  We have made great strides in our goals and have much to look forward to in the new year.  I'm sure we are all looking forward to a break.  If you are are celebrating the holidays in town, please make plans to worship with us at Zion to celebrate the birth of the newborn king.

        Saturday, Dec. 24  Christmas Eve Services  - 3:00 p.m.    5:00 p.m.  and 11:00 p.m
        Sunday, Dec. 25  Christmas Day - 9:00 a.m.

Field Trip - Hidden Valley
Friday, January 20 will be our next field trip.  Click the link for a copy of the information sheet that came home today.  SKi Info 2012

Friday, December 16, 2011

Weekly News 12-16-11

Exciting Week!  

Christmas Service Project Packing

Scroll down to see blog entries by student reporters about our Skype interview with an author


Pizza Lunch Wednesday

Just a reminder - our room mothers are planning a pizza lunch as part of our Christmas Party on Wednesday.  We will dismiss at noon after our celebration.

End of the Quarter/ Report Cards

Report cards will be available to view online after Christmas break. Report date is January 6.  No paper copy will be sent home.  If you need your activation code or if you forgot your password, please contact the school office.  You may also request a paper copy of the report card from the office.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Author Interview by Hannah S.

1:30 pm Today we are interviewing author Laura Bradford, a local author. it turned out she started writing when she was our age. she said to be an author you have to do lots of research. her next series is going  about Amish people. she also has a pen name Elizabeth Lynn Casey. a pen name is used when some one gives you an idea and you cant take full credit. One of her books were even
300 pages. She said to make a good story you could use as much of your senses as possible she also gave us some more tips for our short story we have to write. The longest  book she ever written was 320 pages. she said in a story you should show not tell. that means you can explain and not just saying it.

Photographer: Blake S.

Author Interview by Kent S.

      1:30 pm Thursday December 15:   Today our 6th grade class is interviewing Laura Bradford. A former local, but now a big time author. We will be communicating with her by Skype, she is live from the big apple in her house. She started writing in just the 4th grade. She is mainly a mystery author and has 7 books published and 9 more coming. She is coming out with a series about Amish in about June 2012. She however did not come up with pen name idea, her publishers did. She also writes romantic stories that are now published in German and in Spanish. Her favorite book she has wrote is the new Amish book series. She has made many great interesting stories that have gotten great reviews but had gotten turned down by publishers. She has also written books focused on the southern states. She plans to keep on writing books and series. She told us that when you have a draft on a book you have to go back to every line and check every line. Sometimes she would base her book off of real events that had or is happing in her life. She gave our class some really helpful advice in writing our short stories. She has been actively writing since her youngest one was in kindergarten. Our class will use Mrs. Bradford's advice to set us on our goals to publishing our own book.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Weekly News 12-9-11

Welcome New Student
We welcome Lydia C.  to our class and her family to Zion.  We are excited to have a new Bobcat.  I have been very proud of the students for being welcoming and helpful to Lydia as she gets to know the routine and the curriculum.  Please be sure to look for the family and introduce yourselves.
Advent Thank You / Worship opportunities
Thank you again for all of your support of our Advent service in November.  We really appreciated being able to lead worship in song and drama.  Please make worship part of your plans this holiday season.  You may check the church webpage for Zion's special service times.
GLOGSTER - See the new "Student Projects" tab above for links to our SS project.

BOOK ORDERS came home today and may be brought in on Monday or Tuesday.  Orders will be sent in on TUESDAY AFTERNOON to assure a delivery before Christmas break.  You may place orders online prior to that deadline.  See our class website under the links tab for the activation code.

QUARTER ENDS Wednesday, December 21.  - Students, be sure if you have any absences that you are checking with EACH teacher to be sure that work is caught up.  Report cards will be available online Friday, January 6. 

LAST DAY for AR TESTS in 6th grade is Wednesday, Dec. 13

TODAY:  COLLECTION ENDS - Thank you for all of your support of our Baby Care Kit Drive.  If you still had something to contribute, please send it in on Monday.

MONDAY DEC. 19  - Geography Bee 9:00 a.m.  (gym)

TUESDAY DEC. 20  Christmas Choir/Band Concert 7 p.m. (church)
CHRISTMAS PARTY DEC. 21  Our room moms are planning a special Christmas party to include a pizza lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 21.  Remember there is also NOON dismissal that day.