The Awesome Aardvarks

I invite you to be involved in the classroom whenever possible. You are welcome to schedule a time to read a story or share something that you enjoy with the class. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have. My contact information, along with several helpful links, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thank you!

Welcome to all my new subscribers! Okay, my 1 new subscriber. Who happens to be my EPI instructor for this semester. Go Technology!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Supply Request

We are planning several projects for the remainder of the year, but we need your help to ensure these projects succeed. Please see our class calendar for upcoming important dates, and choose the volunteer option(s) that are most comfortable for you.

At this time, we are in need of the following:

4 chaperones for our Zoo Adventure on November 22, 2012.

3 classroom volunteers for the week of December 3, 2012 to assist with reading centers.

If you'd rather help out by donating supplies, we are currently looking for:

50 count paper plates, dinner size
50 count paper plates, dessert size
30 count plastic spoons
30 count plastic forks
50 count 8 oz paper cups
3 turkey harnesses
3 leashes, 4' length
1 small velociraptor
24 count cupcakes
24 count fruit cups
2 gallons juice
5-6 steaks (to feed the velociraptor)
2 boxes facial tissues
1 bottle hand sanitizer

If you would like to volunteer to help or to donate supplies, please add a comment to this post. Thank you!

Awesome Aardvarks Take First Place in Spelling Bee

The Awesome Aardvarks won the school spelling bee, scoring a total of 387 points over the Busy Beavers 370 point second place. The Aardvarks were presented a trophy of encyclopedic flowers during the award ceremony.

Attending parents and classmates cheered as the Aardvarks finalized their win by successfully spelling "sesquipedalophobia" after the Beavers misspelled "apiphobia" in round 17.

Ms. Schubarth stated that she is "exceptionally proud" of her Aardvarks and of all the spelling bee participants.

Zoo Adventure - Volunteer Opportunities

It's time for the Awesome Aardvarks to go on our annual field trip. This year, we're going to the Zoo. Students need to be at the school no later than 8:00am on Thursday, November 22, 2012. I will collect signed permission slips promptly at 8:05am and we will board the bus at 8:15am. Lunch will be provided. Each student may bring a small amount of money for souvenirs from the gift shop, if desired. If you are interested in joining us on our Zoo Adventure, there are chaperone spaces available. Please leave a comment to this post if you'd like to volunteer. We will return to the school at 2:00pm. Students will go home by bus or parent pick-up following standard school procedure. Please be sure to fill out the permission slip completely, including the portion regarding allergies and emergency contacts.