May 16


Currently in fifth grade, the students are periodically presented with questions from their teachers and they are asked to respond to those questions by posting comments on the blog. My class looked at their blogs last week and they wanted to know how they could post comments on our class blog. I wanted to give them an opportunity to post a comment as well as provide them with a chance to give me some feedback about this year.

We discussed the importance of not sharing personal information, such as last names on the blog.  Be sure a parent looks at the comment before it is submitted. I will review and approve the comment before it is posted.  If a child chooses an avatar, please don’t choose a personal photo.

Here is your question:
Which day(s) or event(s) were your favorite this year?

For example, it may be a class party, a field trip, or a special event, such as the Talent Show or one of our fun dress-down days. You may have had a favorite unit (Living Things, Simple Machines, China, Space, Native Americans, or States). We’ve also had many special days, like Sleeping Bag Day, Field Day, Hero Day, The Book Parade, Movie Day, Grandparents’ Day, Donuts with Dad, Muffins with Mom, or the 100th Day. Your favorite may have been our Bugz performance, our chapel, or the Nashville mission project with the High School. Learning multiplication or cursive might be what you’ll remember most about second grade. Maybe you enjoyed memorizing a poem or doing your biography book report.  Some of you also shared your gifts and talents during the Parent Spots.  Possibly, you’re most excited about one of your many accomplishments this year or when you were the Star Student.  I am anxious to hear what is the most memorable to each of you.

May 12


This weekend is graduation. Five of the six senior girls were on the varsity cheerleading squad that I helped coach this fall. It’s a gift to teach at a school where we can watch our students grow into amazing young adults.

May 9

Skip Counting

One of our morning routines is to practice skip counting. I’ve found that learning multiplication facts and identifying patterns is much easier if you master this skill. I challenged my students to learn to skip count with a promise of an out-of-uniform day if they met that challenge. Congratulations to the first two students who were successful!

Skip Counting from Pattye Bright on Vimeo.

May 5

Pajama Day

One of our fourth graders won the privilege to be principal for the day at the gala.  His first order of business was to declare today “Pajama Day”.  It was fun to be in our pajamas while we worked the day away.