Monday, January 18, 2016


The world is filled with everyday people who go out of their way to be kind and helpful. We will read two Chickadee nominees that are remarkable true stories of how people can make a difference in the lives of others. We will also read a fiction story about kindness and accepting differences and the greatest gifts of all, love and time. 

“People began to grow angry about Ivan’s lonely life. Children and adults wrote letters, and signed petitions, and held protests.”

“I make a promise to my pets. I promise that if I can ever find my voice, I will be their voice and keep them from harm.”

"All the other eggs were given endless gifts: fast toys; vast toys; flashing, clattering things that made a noise. But Little One was given love and time, the greatest gifts of all."
San Diego Zoo Watch this video to learn about African Penguins.
Don't forget to visit Pebble Go for information about penguins of all kinds.

Would you like to be a philanthropist?
Join South school in their fund drive for Koins for Kenya.
Koins for Kenya LINK

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Main Entry: phi·lan·thro·py 
Pronunciation: fschwa-primarystresslan(t)-thrschwa-pemacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -pies
1 : a spirit of goodwill toward all people especially when expressed in active and generous efforts to help others
2 : a charitable act or gift
3 : an organization which distributes or is supported by charitable contributions 
phi·lan·thro·pist  /-pschwastnoun

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Three Little Pigs Retold by Kindergarten and First Grade

Folktales are stories that have been passed down from generation to generation, usually by word of mouth.  Our kindergarten and first grade students practiced their own oral story telling skills to retell the story of the Three Little Pigs.  This is what they came up with.

Mrs. Richard's Class

Ms. Schintzius's Class

Mrs. Joki's Class

Mrs. Linscott's Class

Mrs. Wilgus's  Class