Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Shrine Circus

Today was our annual 3rd grade trip to the Shrine Circus. It was loud, colorful, and a lot of fun!I'm posting some pictures and video from the beginning to the end for those students who weren't able to make it. The unfortunate part of the circus in February is that we often have several people out sick! One teacher wasn't able to make the trip this year. Enjoy the show!After the ringmaster started the show, we enjoyed the tiger act. Then we saw a high wire act. They were really amazing!
videoThe next act was a dog act. The dogs were so excited to perform. video video video

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Folk Dancing Program

Our third grade learns several different folk dances in third grade. Last night they showed us all of their hard work. I've posted a couple of photos, and a short video. I take the video with my camera, so It's not the best. The video is of the Viginia Reel. That is the dance they learn to do at the Colonial Christmas. Unfortunately, snow canceled that party, so this was the first time anyone saw it. video

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Salem 100th Day Showcase



This castle was made by Mrs. Vieum out of MANY gallon containers!


This evening we opened the school to showcase the many things that are happening at Salem on a daily basis. There were displays by many grade levels, Mad Science was giving demonstrations, there was face painting, rock wall climbing, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, music, dancing, and ice cream!It was a lot of fun, and there was a huge crowd. I think we'll start planning for next year tomorrow!
Watching a Mad Science demonstration

The Growing Continues



We have planted some of the starter peat pots in larger pots to give them the space they need. The plants continue to grow, and that makes me very happy. Everyone took home the pea plants that were extra. We don't have enough room to light them all. I've had reports that the home plants are also doing well.I'm hoping we have actual flowers by May!