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Westside Elementary Library Fun!!

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Recently our 3rd and 4th grade students got a break from their typical Monday library time. We spent our class period making beaded bookmarks instead! They were given the option to make the bookmark for a friend, parent, sibling, grandparent, or just for themselves.

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It was great to see all the colorful patterns the students created for their bookmarks.
A fun easy project that was a success!

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Here is a link to the video we used on how to make our bookmarks. Making them at home could be just as fun as making them at school! Enjoy!

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Number Sense in Kindergarten and First Grade

Monday, October 10th, 2016

During math intervention, we have been working on knowing, recognizing, and writing the numbers 1-20 in kindergarten. In first grade, we have been working on knowing and recognizing the numbers 1-120. We put our practice to work with a game where we drew a number card, said the number, and got to color in that number space on a chart in both classes. It has been really fun!
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From Research to Presentations in Third Grade!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Third graders combined Social Studies and Reading last week as they created Google Slides presentations. After reading about famous landmarks in the United States, each student chose and researched a landmark. They used information found in their Wonders Reading books and also the internet to find facts. Projects were then presented to the class.photo-sep-29-1-31-05-pmphoto-sep-29-1-31-53-pmphoto-sep-29-1-32-11-pmphoto-sep-29-1-34-36-pm

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Welcome to EEKK! Reading in First Grade!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

“Elbow to Elbow and Knee to Knee,
I’ll read to you and you read to me!”
Students use EEKK! Reading to partner read during reading time. The partners listen to one another and help out with unknown words. This is one of our favorite times of the day! They get to show what they know and feel proud about the awesome reading they are doing!
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I spy in First Grade…Wonderful Readers!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

First grade students use their “Text Evidence Finders” to help them answer their comprehension questions. Students are learning to go back to the text to find answers to questions. They use their “Text Evidence Finders” to highlight the clue words they are looking for. They love being Text Detectives!
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Doing wonderful working on our “Reading Wonders” in first grade!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

How exciting our new Wonders Reading Program is! There are
so many new and fun things to do. Who ever thought learning
to read could be so much fun?!?!
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IXL Language Arts in 3rd Grade!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Third grade is excited to have Language Arts IXL this year. We have been getting more practice of our weekly reading skills with this online program that has tons of reading and writing standard practice.
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PE NEWS!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Fitness testing has started! We have a new test called the Fitness Gram. Students will be tested on a series of test and scores will be shared with parents at Parent/Teacher Conferences. Students will be retested again in the Spring. Throughout the school year we will focus on all areas of testing with hopes our scores will improve!

Walking club is up and going. Over 150 students signed up to walk before school. Walking starts at 7:45 and ends with the morning whistle. If students eat breakfast at school they must eat before they walk.

We are having a GREAT time in PE so far this year!
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Digging Into Science!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

The Kindergarten students at Westside Elementary are thrilled about the grant we received to purchase science books to go along with our science standards! These past few weeks students have had the chance to explore and get know to these books that will be helping us grow and learn. We want to give a huge thanks to the NPS Foundation for their generous grant donation! We can’t wait to “dig” into science! IMG_8680

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Panther Pride Leaders 2016-17

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A new school year brings a new group of 4th Grade students to become Panther Pride Leaders for Westside Elementary. Westside Panther Pride Leaders are role models and students who want to show their school pride. Panther Pride leaders, lead each Panther Pride assembly dancing and singing to inspire and pump up the rest of the student body. Students who would like to be Panther Pride leaders are expected to write a paragraph discussing why they would like to be a Panther Pride Leader. Students are also expected to attend practice every week to prepare for their performance for the next upcoming Assembly. Students receive a Panther Pride t-shirt they are required to wear to perform at Assemblies. The following dates are Westside’s Panther Pride Assemblies for the 2016-17 School year.
Thursday September 1st @ 2pm Friday September 30th @ 1pm,
Wednesday October 26, @ 10 am, Monday November 28, @ 9 am
Friday January 13th @ 8:30 am, Thursday February 2nd@ 2pm
Wednesday March 1st @ 1pm, Monday April 3rd @ 10 am

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