Thursday, October 28, 2010
Today a very kind, caring and loving person came to our classroom. Her name is Ms. Roberta Koppel. She was invited by Olivia to be our special guest for the day. Ms. Roberta is Olivia's next door neighbor but is more like a "substitute" Grandmother to Olivia since her grandparents live out of state. Together Olivia and Ms. Roberta like to plant flowers and be outside together. Ms. Roberta has a knack for animals and nature. Her 3 cats, 1 dog and 2 birds keep her great company as do the hummingbirds that come to visit her Hibiscus plants outside her patio. After working as a bookkeeper, Ms. Roberta is now retired. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, sewing and gardening. We enjoyed getting to know Ms. Roberta today!
A huge thank you to all who sent in supplies for our Halloween/Fall Celebration today! We truly appreciate your generosity. A special thank you to Mrs. Parks, Mrs. Ledford, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Baker, and Mrs. Tucker for giving of your time and talent to assist us during our party! We had a wonderful time. The children made "Witches Hands" popcorn hands, spider cupcakes, ghost lollipops and played Pumpkin Bingo. It was a blast! Thank you to everyone who helped make our party such a big success! Enjoy the pictures!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Yesterday we experimented with wind direction by blowing bubbles in the wind! We saw how wind blows around corners, trees and our playground by blowing a bubble and watching it turn a corner! Then, in the afternoon we explored our pumpkins! We measured the circumference, the weight and counted the seeds inside! We also found out that pumpkins float! We had a wonderful time! Please enjoy our pictures!
On Thursday, October 21st we met a very special person to Reagan, we met her mom! Mrs. Julie Roy came today to tell us about her job as the Executive Producer at WBTW-TV News Channel 13. She told us all about how her job includes many responsibilities from scheduling, reading scripts, writing stories, researching and interviewing! While at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Mrs. Roy studied Broadcast News as a Communications Major. She has worked at many different news stations over her career and recently moved to Myrtle Beach to work for Channel 13. Mrs. Roy has been married for 15 years to Mr. Alan Roy. Together they have two children, Reagan and Rachel. In her spare time, Mrs. Roy enjoys going to the beach and being with her family. We enjoyed getting to know all about Mrs. Julie Roy today! Thank you for sharing your heart with us!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
We are having so much fun learning about air! We have learned about air resistance, air pressure and moving air through our last few experiments. Please enjoy our pictures from our last few experiements!
The story of Mrs. Susan Tucker begins in Long Island New York on September 4th, 1973 - her birthday! Although Mrs. Tucker was born in New York she grew up in Florida and lived there until she left for college. Mrs. Tucker was a hard worker and an amazing student growing up. Her hard work paid off and she earned a full scholarship to attend Newberry College in South Carolina. While in college she learned to be an accountant. After working as an accountant for 14 years, Mrs. Tucker decided she wanted to help teach others how to become accountants! She now works as a Professor at Coastal Carolina University. In her free time, Mrs. Tucker's hobbies include cooking (she is famous for her cakes and cupcakes!), reading and going to the beach with her family. Both of her boys, Sammy and Edward are very important and special to her. She enjoys watching both of them play football! We truly enjoyed learning about your life today Mrs. Tucker! Thank you for helping us realize that every place we spend money there is someone (hopefully like you) doing the accounting!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Six years ago, my first grade students at North Myrtle Beach Primary School had the opportunity to interview Ms. Paula Viafara a local bank teller. She spoke of her career, her soon to be husband, her family and her home in Columbia, South America. Since her interview many things have changed in Paula's life! She is now known as Mrs. Paula Player as she married her best friend David! Over time she pursued her true passion of photography and has created her own amazing company to support her talent! She has also since become an American Citizen. What a journey she has had in the past 6 years! After being a special guest in the classroom, Paula found that she wanted to remain active with Hearts' Stories and give back to her community. Paula has dedicated countless hours and pictures from interviews and end of the year Hearts' Stories celebrations! The program is forever grateful for her amazing talent as it captures the spirit of the program! Paula came to visit our classroom on Monday, September 27th, which happened to be Reagan's interview day. I hope you enjoy some of the images captured on that day! Many heartfelt thanks to Paula! For more information about Paula's company or for those seeking personal pictures, you can find her at www.paulaplayerblog.com. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
A beautiful sunrise surrounded by blue ocean as far as the eye can see is what greets Captain Michael Parks as his day begins on the Miss Hayley ship. His crew is looking for oil in the sea floor. Recently, Mr. Parks just returned from an assignment off of the coast of Nicaragua. In his down time on the ship when he is not working he enjoys watching movies. He told us that he is able to see dolphins, whales and even sharks occasionally out at sea! The Miss Hayley is 200 feet long and 65 feet tall. It usually cruises around 10 Nautical Miles per hour (or 15 miles per hour). Mr. Parks job has taken him all around the world! His passport is almost full from visiting so many countries! He is fluent in German and Spanish. The children enjoyed listening to him count for us in German. When Mr. Parks is back home he truly enjoys being with his family. They love to go out to eat, play outside and be together! Duncan loves to play Lego's with his dad. Mr. Parks told us that education is so important and he uses what he learned in school every day! It was a true pleasure hearing the story of Mr. Park's heart today!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
In our experiment today the class was introduced to a vial, foam ball, and a tub of water. The children where told to first explore with the vial and water with their purpose being to find out what happens to air when it is under water. Then, they introduced the foam ball to their experiment to see if they could float the foam ball on the water and put the vial over it. Finally, the students were challenged to put a dry paper towel at the very bottom of their vial. Then, turn it upside and push it straight into the water to see if the paper towel would stay dry! Please ask your child to tell you what happened! Also, listen to Michael explain on the blog how he made a connection to this experiment from a time when he was swimming! Enjoy the pictures! We sure had fun!