Shabby Miss Jenn

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Chance to Donate

Here are two chances to donate to our classroom!  
So many of you already help out, but I thought I'd share two projects I'm working on in case you or a grandparent or a friend is looking for a great project to help fund:)
Do you have any personal CD players that you don't use?  You know those listening devices we used back before the days of the ipod and iphone?  We can use them at school.  They become a mini listening center!
Here are some friends of mine from last year.  They are reading to each other with books from our classroom library.  Currently I have a project up on to get more "boy" books into our classroom.  You can click on the link above or the button on the side of my blog to read more about it.  Every little bit helps! Some companies even offer matching gifts.
Thanks for ALL you already do:) 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

 We had a spooktacular time at our Halloween party!!
The pictures tell the story!
We made a neat pumpkin craft!

 We played an awesome mummy game!

We played a terrific ring toss/witch hat game!
We also played a chocolate-frosting-on-your-nose game! 
Our treats were wonderful!  Our round table was spread with healthy and yummy food!
THANK YOU to Mrs. Danca for planning and organizing our party.  
Thanks also to Mrs. Duray, Mrs. Hubbartt, and Mr. Tyler for helping at our party.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Storybook Characters

We had an awesome time sharing our storybook characters today!  It was so fun to see everyone's different character and how they made it.  It was also interesting to hear about the character!

 Our storybook characters are on display outside our classroom.
 You can also catch a look at our "haunted house for sale" final drafts and designs.
The kids had a great time with both projects and are very proud of themselves!!  I am proud of them too:)  Thank you for your help in creating your child's storybook character!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October is Fire Safety Month

Firefighters from the Gurnee Fire Department visited our class today.  We played a game with Mrs. Sniegowski's Class to review the fire safety guidelines.  Several students spoke for us and called on friends to speak.
 We had a great time!  The students know lots about fire safety.  They remembered Stop, Drop, Roll, and Cover Your Face.  They know to have several places to meet with family outside if there is a fire in the house.  They also know that it is important to have more than one way to get out of the house.
We had fun and talked about important things!   Be sure to review this important information with your child.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stop, Drop and Read!!

During October, Elementary West is celebrating reading by holding a "Stop, Drop and Read" time once a week.  During this time the students get to pick what they want to read, pick a place to read, and spend time enjoying their choices.  Here are a few snapshots of us enjoying reading!!