October 10

Our First Field Trip

We had a beautiful fall day for our field trip to Scottsdale Farms!  Thanks to Mrs. Reedy and Mrs. Gammage for driving the buses, to the parents and grandparents who joined us, and of course to the Gianturcos for their generosity.  We were divided into three groups and each group rotated through three activities.  Then we dined together outside overlooking the pumpkin patch.  I was with one of the groups, so you will see more pictures of those children who were with me.

October 6

Story Maps

We have learned how to identify the four major parts of fiction books- the characters, setting, problem (conflict), and resolution.  Each of us created a character and then drew a setting (where and when) and placed that character in it.  Later, we thought of a problem our character might face and how that problem might be resolved.  When your child reads at home, ask him/her to identify these parts of a story.  Use the magnifying glass in the slide show below to read each story map.


October 3

World Champions

My daughter, Kelsey, is a member of a SIFE team (renamed ENACTUS this week) that won the National Championship last spring.  There are over 600 teams on college campuses across the United States. University students in Enactus use the business knowledge they are learning in their classrooms and apply it to real world situations to help those in need.  From this past Sunday through today, the World Cup was held in Washington DC.  Thirty-eight nations shared their projects and Team USA advanced to the top 16 yesterday, to the final four this afternoon, and then became world champions tonight!  So excited to see how these students are changing our world.  What an incredible organization!  Praise God!

So fun to watch this on my activboard!  Click here to read the Press Release.