Kindergarten Class has a Busy September
We are learning all about the letter Ss. The
kids brought in an item from home that started
with Ss for our show and tell this week. Taylor
brought a stroller, Harper brought a skateboard
and a snake, Chaney brought sunglasses and Silly
Tilly, Amy, Gracie, and Haiden brought
seashells, Addison brought Sprite, shoes, and
The Seven Silly Eaters, Cade brought Scooby-Doo,
Skippyjon Jones, and a Skippyjon Jones book,
Dalton brought snakes and a spider, Layla
brought sunglasses and a sleep bug, Isaac
brought Spiderman, Ethan brought a sting ray, a
saddle, and sunglasses, and Kalee brought
Sylvester. Wow! I can not wait to see what they
bring next week for Tt!
We have had several kings and queens! We are
now writing about about our favorite animals.
The King or Queen is the line leader for the day
and we write a letter about their favorite color
and we make a book for them about their favorite
color. The king or queen gets to take their book
and letter home to share with their families.
Harper's favorite animal was an octopus,
Gracie's favorite animal was a panda, Dylan's
favorite animal was a horse, and Chaney's
favorite animal was a cat.
Students have brought several great items for
us to count in the Counting Jar! Layla brought 7
crayons, Cade brought 10 dinosaurs, Dalton
brought 20 acorns, Lily brought 20 rocks, and
Harper brought 10 skateboards.
We celebrated Johnny Appleseed week last
week! We learned many interesting things about
Johnny Appleseed, including the fact that he
often did not wear shoes! We enjoyed many apple
snacks including apple butter, apple jelly,
apple sauce, caramel and red apples, green
apples, and yellow apples, apple juice, apple
cider, and even apple pie! Yum Yum! We would
like to say a special "Thank You" to all the
parents who donated apple items to our
classroom. Many went way beyond! We also enjoyed
a story presentation about Johnny Appleseed from
Mrs. Grisham's second grade class. They did a
great job and we really enjoyed the story!
||The class enjoying the Johnny
presentation given to us by Mrs.
Sloan-Hendrix Middle School Math
Career Night – A HUGE Success!!
Over 250 individuals gathered in the Bill McCurley
Gymnasium on Thursday, September 23, 2010 to learn
the importance of mathematics. The students and
parents began their evening with a warm welcome and
then they began their journey through the math
world. Throughout their journey, they visited
fourteen different stations, each explaining the
importance of math. The students learned how math
is used in every career choice. “We believe that
the event has left a lasting impact on our
students,” stated Mrs. Angie Gilbreath. “I realize
now that math isn’t just a subject anymore, it’s a
part of life,” stated a student. Another student
stated “Thank you for hosting the math night last
night. I had so much fun!” At the conclusion of
the evening, sixteen door prizes were awarded and
refreshments were served. “We are so grateful for
our community volunteers. The students are still
talking about how much fun they had,” stated Mrs.
Hufstedler. Mrs. Angie and Mrs. Hufstedler would
like to thank the following individuals for all of
their hard work: Dr. Aaron Murphy of Murphy Dental
Care, Dr. Brandon Murphy of Pocahontas Family
Medical Center, Gevan Murphy of Imboden Medical
Pharmacy, Amy Freeman, R. N. of Arkansas Methodist
Medical Center, Gene Ponder of AET, Maenola Hardin
of Westridge Animal Center, Deborah Lillard and the
cafeteria ladies of Sloan-Hendrix, Danny Hufstedler
of Hi-Spec Tooling, Butch Dail and Kevin Rawls of
Black River Technical College, Anthony Dail and
Scotty Dail of the Arkansas State Police, Kevin
Morris of Greenway Equipment, Shawn Phares of IBEW,
and Leah Honeycutt of Archer Realty. Mrs. Angie and
Mrs. Hufstedler would also like to thank the
following businesses for their generous donations:
Spring River Outpost, Subway, Willie’s Diner,
Pig-n-Out BBQ, and River Front Café.
|Something “Fishy” at Sloan-Hendrix
Something “fishy” was happening
at Sloan-Hendrix Elementary School earlier this
Representatives from the Arkansas Game and
Fish Commission brought the mobile aquarium to the
campus for the children to view along with
information concerning the “Hooked on Fishing, Not
on Drugs” program. Representatives included: Wade
Spence, Anthony “Moose” Hawkins, and Roger Tate
along with Arkansas Game and Fish technicians with
the Spring River Trout Hatchery in Mammoth Spring,
Sean Saunders and Mike Davis. The technicians
brought the mobile fish aquarium to the campus. The
aquarium contains only fish that are located in the
lakes, rivers, and streams of Arkansas.
The students in grades
kindergarten through the fourth grade were able to
view the aquarium and gain information concerning
the fish that are located in our local lakes and
rivers. The students were very impressed with the
fish, but the turtle won a landslide victory as
being the favorite. According to Mr. Saunders, he’s
always the star of the show. He was actively
swimming around in the tank.
The students were also informed
on the different effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
Mr. Hawkins let most of the children, and some of
the teachers, wear the goggles that simulate drunken
vision as they attempted to walk a straight line.
This demonstrated to the students how much people
can be impaired by the use of drugs and alcohol.
The Arkansas Game and Fish
Commission (AGFC) was very informative concerning
the “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” campaign.
“The students were able to gain knowledge through a
“hands-on” approach,” stated Becky Foreman, literacy
coach at SH. “The AGFC was able to present
information that is important to children in a fun
and meaningful way.”