Monday, January 28, 2013

What we did this weekend!

This morning at technology lab each student emailed me what they did this weekend.  Here is what was happening in Synergy this past weekend.
i went to a birthday on Saturday  my mom mad a cake for my dads   friend his name is pall i jump on him a lot                  from hailey

Me and Mitchell had a great game.  Kyle

it was my brother Ollies birthday yesterday.  Noah

I saw miss. kate at the chinese restaurant.  Hiwot

hi i no sum stuff  of little blue penguins.  Mathew

i  went to my cousin house          Abby N.

I went to Stowe Mountain Lodge. I went swimm
It was so fun. I loved it 

hi Mr.Lake do you want to know i did over the weekend i went to my cousins birthday party on Saturday.  Gabbi

i played a bascit ball game uganst Kyle.   Mitchell

  i WENT     SKATING     LOVE     ABBY  R Abby R.

I went skiing with my family. Tyler

i went skiing with my dad at Cochrans  Poppy 

i   went to bowling    and    ihopps     Sierra Potter. 

I saw mrko the magician.  he did cool magik   Zach

In the weekend I watched Lord of the rings and went shoping --Youssef 

Friday, January 25, 2013

January 25

Synergy News

Friday January 25, 2013


Thank you for making our Publishing Party such a huge success.  The attendance was well beyond my highest expectations.  The students loved sharing their stories with you all.  The students worked hard on their stories and it was a fantastic way to celebrate the many successes they have enjoyed while writing this year. 

We had guest speakers from TD Bank visit our classroom on Wednesday.  They came to our class to talk about spending and saving money.  They had four different activities for the students that taught them about the value of coins, as well as how and why to save money.  At the end of the presentation the students who each had two pennies got the chance to buy a sticker and a pencil case or to save their money.  There was a lot of deep thinking happening with the students.  The students also received a bag that had a coloring book and a coupon.  The coupon is worth $10.  If your student has a savings account or opens a saving account at a TD Bank they will receive the $10.

The frigid temperatures and no recess have ramped up the energy level in the classroom.  This has necessitated a few breaks from our regular schedule.  These breaks have turned into a fantastic community building experience for the class.  We played 4 corners, hide the eraser, did yoga, stretched, did pushups and utilized 10 minutes when the gym was empty to just run around and go crazy. 


·         The guest speakers from TD Bank
·         Friday Workshops
·         What happened at the end of the BFG
·         Who wrote the BFG

Kids Quotes
·         “you totally need a haircut
·         “That was a pretty good party…next time we just need music”

The listener of the week is Hailey!

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013

Synergy News

Friday January 11, 2013


We will be having our next Publishing Party Friday January 18th from 8:00-8:30am and you are all invited!   Any and all family members are welcome to come.  The students will be bringing home invitations early next week.

Synergy earned a whole team sledding party last Thursday.  All 4 classes filled their honey jars and the teachers came up with the fantastic idea of a sledding party.  We couldn’t have picked a better day for the party, with warm temperatures and sunny skies. The sledding party was great fun for all the students of synergy and all the adult kids that work with Synergy.

In reader’s workshop and read aloud we have been focusing in on characters and settings.  We are currently reading the BFG by Roald Dahl.  All of Roald Dahl’s books are amazing as they have such rich characters and such detailed settings. Please encourage your children to tell you about the characters and settings in the books they are reading and the books you are reading together.   

Another quick reminder please do not send any snacks that contain peanuts.   There are several students in Synergy that are allergic to peanuts.  Since every student in Synergy visits our classroom it is extremely important to not expose those that are allergic, to peanuts, or even the oils that could possibly be left behind.   An exposure can and often leads to an ambulance ride and a visit to the ER for the allergic students.  

·         The sledding party
·         The story your student is publishing
·         Friday Workshops
·         The settings and characters in the BFG

Kids Quotes
·         “I went snowboarding and rode the fork lift!”
·         “You smell like pizza today”
·         “My sister always whizzpops”

Abby N.  is the Listener of the Week!