May 31

Fifth Grade Recognition

Each year KRCS recognizes the fifth graders.  Moving to Middle School is exciting!  The recognition begins with the fifth grade walking through the Lower School halls for the last time on their way to the gym.  The students, faculty, and parents applaud them as they pass.  During the ceremony, the students thank their parents as well as their current and past teachers.  The students make a fun slideshow with Mrs. Williams and there is an additional slideshow with photos of each student.  The students are recognized individually and given a Wordle which contains the character traits listed by their classmates to describe each of them.  Finally, the Middle School principal welcomes the class.  Love watching my previous students each year!  Both Danielle and Steven had sisters in this class.  Congratulations to them all!

Fifth Grade Walk

Fifth Grade Sings to Parents

Fifth Grade Sings to Parents

Individual Recognition

May 25

Google Maps

Today we went to the computer lab and used the satellite view on Google Maps.  We found KRCS, our homes, and then looked at famous places all over the world.  The lab was filled with excitement as they found each new place.

May 23

SIFE

Wanted to share something about my sweet daughter.

Kelsey is very involved with SIFE at Belmont University. The goal of SIFE is to develop socially responsible business leaders. This week her team is competing in Kansas City. Her university will present on Wednesday.

From the Kansas City Star

About 3,000 college and university students are converging on the Kansas City Convention Center today though Thursday for the SIFE USA National Expo.

The annual competition of regional championship teams is a showcase of multimedia projects that are presented to panels of business-leader judges. Winning teams go on to represent the United States in world competition Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

This year’s competition requires the students to present projects “using business tools to improve the quality of life and standard of living for others.”

The teams will be rated on such criteria as how well their projects help entrepreneurs be successful, or how they help the unemployed learn skills to become employed, or how to improve the financial security of families or neighborhoods.

The event also includes a job fair at which about 50 companies will accept applications or recruit among the student participants.

SIFE, which originally stood for Students in Free Enterprise, is a nonprofit organization that encourages higher-education students to learn and use business tools “to create a better, more sustainable world.”

Update:  Just heard that they have made it to the semi-finals!

May 23

Reading and Sign Language

We read Moses Goes to a Concert in reading.  The story is about a class of deaf children who go to a concert. The orchestra’s percussionist is also deaf.  The story is written both in English and Sign Language.  I have taken two classes in Sign Language, so it was fun to help the children learn the signs.  You can also learn signs at this site.  American Sign Language

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May 22

Wordle

We learned how to use a fun site called Wordle today.  Unfortunately, the computers in the lab weren’t cooperative.  The children want to try to make a Wordle at home.  They make great gifts.

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