December 2013

Math Facts Breakfast

Attributions: 
Laura McAllister

Since the beginning of the year, second grade students at Park View Elementary have been working on Addition Math Facts #1-20.  Students take time during class to practice with flash cards, timed tests, and the number of the day. They are also required to practice at least 3 nights a week as homework. At least once a week, students meet one on one with their teacher or a parent volunteer and try to pass off a new set of facts. If they can do each fact within about 3-5 seconds or with fluency then they pass it off and move on to the next set of facts. All second grade students celebrated passing off all of their addition facts with a breakfast. "We're very proud of their hard work and perseverance!" second grade teacher, Laura McAllister exclaimed.

Christmas Books and Candy Canes

Attributions: 

The halls of Park View Elementary were full of excitement during the Christmas Books and Candy Canes Festivity held on Dec. 13th.  Parents, grandparents, teachers and siblings gathered to share favorite Christmas stories and enjoy a candy cane. Thanks to all the parents who came to share a wonderful Christmas tradition with the students at Park View!

Annual Park View Kindergarten Feast

Attributions: 
Shelly Thomas

Each year Mrs. Thomas' Kindergarten classes study about the Pilgrims, the Native Americans and the First Thanksgiving.  To put it all together, the classes hold a yummy feast and children practice being Pilgrims while the parents come as Native American guests.  The Pilgrim children welcome the Native American guests with a song.  The Native Americans and Pilgrims enjoy a wonderful feast together!

4th Graders Learn Keyboarding Skills

Attributions: 
Ben Gowans

Beginning this past November, the 4th grade student of Park View Elementary have been involved in a rigorous keyboarding program in hopes of preparing them for real-life. The importance of keyboarding is growing every year and is a skill that will be necessary as the use of technology increases. 

Some of the highlights of keyboarding instruction have been the memorization of home row keys (without even looking) and emphasis on proper keyboarding form or "Perfect Technique". Students are getting so good at keyboarding technique they are able to effectively evaluate each other's posture, attitude and performance level.

Several of the stand-out 4th grade keyboarders were keying in the 20"s and 30"s.  Alayna Burton, Hannah Hinton, Hailey Peay, Brielle Shirley,and Landon Serynek were in the 40's and Ethan Dixon was in the 50's.  They all had less than 10 errors. We couldn't be more proud!! All students are doing their very best and improving each day.

With keyboarding running through the end of February, students will have ample opportunity to improve their typing speed and accuracy. Please be aware of the weekly keyboarding homework sent home for practice and help your student by providing many opportunities for students to apply their newly acquired keyboarding skills.

First Grade Cards to Soldiers

Attributions: 
Doreen Barney

Mrs. Barney's first grade class was so excited to make Christmas thank you cards for our nation's soldiers. We appreciate so much all that they do to keep our country safe and wish them all a wonderful holiday season!