Sunday, November 20, 2011

November Update

Time flies when you're having fun and November is certainly flying by! 

We've been up to great things in the Upper SRC. 


Last week we made Wobble Gobble Cookies! It was a great time had by all. We followed a visual recipe to make our fantastic creations! 


Thanks to the wonderful website our classroom has a wagon! It is tradition at Sexton Mountain for the general education classes to roll their wagons full of lunch boxes to the cafeteria. Now the Upper SRC can partake in this fun tradition! We are practicing walking slowly with the wagon and navigating sharp turns!  

Pepsi Refresh Grant 

Our fabulous speech pathologist, Jessi Lynch, wrote a grant proposal for the Pepsi Refresh Project! If we win, we could get a SMART board! How do we win? Simply by voting! Every day!

Here’s how:

2.   Click on the "Vote for this idea" button, and create an account through Pepsi, or you can login through Facebook.

3.    Now just remember to go back every day to vote for us!! 

The grant is through the Pepsi Refresh Project and we need your votes to be in the top 20 in order to get funded.  Every person gets to vote every day for 5 different projects.  Please make sure ours is one of them!!  The voting only lasts for the month of November, so please start now and keep going through Thanksgiving.  These SMART boards are amazing and will make an incredible difference!  And all it will take is a minute of your time every day! 
We're currently in 15th place!!! Let's keep up the voting through the end of November! Thank you all for your votes! 
It will be upon us before we know it! In class we have been talking a lot about our favorite Thanksgiving food. Macaroni and cheese is the clear winner! We have also been discussing what we are thankful for. The answers from the students are incredible. We've had responses range from, "Mac and cheese" all the way to "Grandma." Sometimes we just sit back and let their responses sink in. It brings tears to our eyes. :) 
Happy November! It will be Winter Break before we know it! 

Miss Amanda

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Patch!!

We had a fantastic time at our pumpkin patch field trip! We took a school bus from Sexton Mountain to the Plumper Pumpkin Patch. 

The bus had a very calming effect on us!
Once we got to the pumpkin patch we learned all about the different types of pumpkins and squash they grow on site. We were able to touch the different pumpkins and feel if the skin was bumpy or smooth! Then we went on a hay ride to see the grounds. 
The hay ride was fun!

Miss Jessi came with us too!
After the hay ride we ate lunch in a green house that had a cover. It was sprinkling rain, so we were grateful for the roof over our heads! 
We were so hungry! 
After lunch it was on to the slide, corn maze, and petting zoo! We all had a great time sliding down a huge slide, running through the maze, and petting donkeys, baby cows, goats, and even a llama. 

So many animals!

Waiting patiently for the big slide.

Watching friends taking turns sliding down the slide.

So high up! So much fun!

Definitely not lost in the corn maze. :)

Oh yeah, there was bowling too!

Waiting with a heavy bowling ball!
Then if was off to the U-Pick pumpkin patch! Picking our own pumpkins was very fun. We had to make sure we could carry our own pumpkins. So we made sure that each pumpkin wasn't too heavy! 
The Patch.

All smiles!

Some of the pumpkins were heavy.

We all carried our own pumpkins!

We had a great time at Plumper Pumpkin Patch!
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make this field trip a success. We had an incredible time. We learned about pumpkins and squash, we took turns and waited patiently, and picked out our own pumpkins independently. All in all, the pumpkin patch was a success!!

Miss Amanda


Sunday, October 9, 2011

SRC Photos

Smelling flowers at Free Choice.

Earning toys at Journal.

Hard at work at Journal.

Playing together at Free Choice!

Listening to music at Free Choice.

Excited about our new Number Chart!

Smiling about our new Weather Graphing Chart! 

I hope you enjoy some classroom photos! Feel free to leave me a comment if you want a copy of any of the photos!

-Miss Amanda

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Wow! The time is certainly flying by! It's already the end of the first week of October!

Lots of fun things have been happening in the Upper SRC lately. Our class is very excited about the Pumpkin Patch field trip coming up (on October 19th)! We have talked about what we will do at the pumpkin patch and what we should wear if it rains (which is very probable!). Boots, rain jackets, and pants were most of the responses!

I have also had some inquiries about the Harvest Party on Monday, October 31st. We have one parent who offered to send cookies and juice boxes (thank you!). Last year we sent our students home with a little Halloween gift bag that included some festive trinkets (pencils, rings, erasers) and a few pieces of candy. If you would like to send items to help fill a small gift bag, that would also be great!

We have been creating many ghostly and ghoulish art projects to get in the Harvest spirit! You will see these coming home with your children at the end of October. I also have quite a collection of autumn and Halloween related books! We have been taking turns choosing which book to read during story and song circles!

October sure is a fun month! You can expect at least one more blog entry from me this month! I hope you enjoyed the update!

-Miss Amanda

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My First Post!

Welcome to my brand new blog!

This will be a place for families to come and check out what is going on in the Upper SRC classroom.

I will post newsletters, pictures, and other fun updates about our exciting days in the SRC.

September has flown by! We have been discussing school and school safety. The students have been identifying school safety signs in and around Sexton Mountain Elementary! In addition, we have been talking about colors. Our students have many different favorite colors! We are all unique! Everyone is looking forward to October and all the fun events that will be occurring.

Please feel free to leave comments! I would love to get your feedback!

Thanks for reading.   :)

Miss Amanda