Friday, May 30, 2014

Strawberry Girl

One must ask children and birds
how cherries and strawberries taste.
                                                                  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Sky

Its eyes staring
Its arms out
Out and above, invading.
When night comes
It comes, it goes
Then angry, it strikes and attacks.
When sad, tears fall from the sky
When happy, the sun shines,
Oh emotional day!   

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Chicken and Noodles

Recipes Written from the Heart
and Dedicated to Our Wonderful Moms
Mother's Day Cookbook

From the Kitchen of Corbyn

Ingredients:   10 pieces of chicken 
                      1/2 a pan of water

Put the chicken in the water and the noodles.  Cook on the stove until the timer "dings" on the stove.  Then it is done.  Put on a plate and then eat.

This is my favorite recipe because I like the chicken and the noodles very much.

In May we celebrate Moms & Grandmothers

M & M Brownies

Recipes Written from the Heart
and Dedicated to Our Wonderful Moms

Mother's Day Cookbook

From the Kitchen of Lilly

Ingredients:    box of brownie mix 

                       1 Cup of milk
                       3 eggs                     

Get a bowl.  Put in the brownie mix, milk, and the eggs. Get a mixer and mix it all together.  Pour it into a black pan.  Put brownies into an oven and bake for two hours.  Take out and put icing on them.  Then put M and M's on the icing.  You cut them and eat them! 

This is my favorite recipe because I like icing and M & M's.

In May we celebrate Moms & Grandmothers

Monday, May 26, 2014

Just a Common Soldier

Just a Common Soldier
By Larry Vancourt

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion Post, telling stories of the past,
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done.
In his exploits with his buddies, they were heroes, every one.
And tho’ sometimes to his neighbors his tales became a joke,
All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we’ll hear his tales no longer, for old Bill has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer, for a Soldier died today.
He'll not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life;
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way.
And the world won't note his passing, though a Soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state
And many note their passing and proclaim that they were great!
Newspapers tell their stories, from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a simple Soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
A person who breaks promises and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow, who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country and offers up his life?
It's so easy to forget them for it was so long ago
That the old Bills of our country went to battle, but we know,
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our country now enjoys.
He was just a common Soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us, we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the Soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles that others often start.
If we cannot give him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps a simple notice in the paper that would say:
‘Our country is in morning ‘cause a Soldier passed away.’

Making Memories

Fifth graders share some fun moments
in the final days of the school year. 
A day at Holiday World?
Why yes, please! 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday Thought

Let's keep the lessons learned about 
service "real" for our youngsters, as
as it is for eight year old Myles Eckert
(link above) and Lt. Col. Frank Dailey.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

She's Got It Down Pat

"Thanks to Kim and Joe for letting
me come over for a 'practice run' at
getting that summer time campfire going. 
 I think I'm ready for Camp Girl
Camp which starts in three weeks!
 What do you think?"

In May we celebrate Moms & Grandmothers

Regular Salad

Recipes Written from the Heart
and Dedicated to Our Wonderful Moms
Mother's Day Cookbook

From the Kitchen of Gavyn

Ingredients:   a little more than ten carrots  
                      a lot of lettuce
                      Ranch dressing                     
Chop the lettuce up.   Get the carrots and chop them all up in little pieces.  Mix them together in a bowl.  Then put some salad in a smaller bowl and put Ranch dressing on it.  Then eat it!

This is my favorite recipe because I like it the most.

In May we celebrate Moms & Grandmothers

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipes Written from the Heart
and Dedicated to Our Wonderful Moms
Mother's Day Cookbook

From the Kitchen of Hunter

Ingredients:   bag of chocolate chips
                                3 Cups sugar
                     1/2 stick of butter
                     5 eggs
                     3 Cups flour
You get out a bowl and put in flour first.  Mix in the butter and sugar.  Crack the eggs in another bowl and stir them.  Then put in big bowl.   Put chocolate chips in.  Mix it all up.  The put them in the pan and put in oven.  Cook for ten minutes.  Then eat them!

This is my favorite recipe because cookies are yummy!

In May we celebrate Moms & Grandmothers

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Birthday Buddies

It's not everyone who can claim knowing a "birthday buddy."  According to Mr. Jennings, a birthday buddy is someone with whom you  share the same birth date. No matter the difference in years, the two of you have a bond.

These two ladies are in great
company, would you not agree? 

In May we celebrate Moms & Grandmothers


Monday, May 19, 2014

Field Trip for 1st Graders

A busy day together 
in Vincennes, Indiana
 First stop, the George Rodgers Clark Memorial 

 Outside the Memorial

Inside the Memorial, listening to
tales of the life of George Rogers Clark 

 Next stop, the Indiana Military Museum

 So many interesting things to see

Our speakers were very helpful

Thanks to the PTO for helping make the day possible!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Thought

“You don't actually have to build a
rocket or go into space, but please take
us somewhere. Please keep us moving.
Push us, lift us up. Make us better.”
~Brian Williams

 Best wishes to our former
Parkside pupils who finish their
L.H.S. careers today, in style.


 Congratulations to all
Lawrenceville High School
graduates, their families, and teachers!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Personal Best, Yes!

Congratulations to Parkside's one and
only Kristina Kelsey.  Did you know she's
an accomplished runner?  Today she finished
the Evansville 10 Mile River Run in 1st
place with a time that was a personal "best." 

 Hip-hip hooray for her;
some moms can run pretty fast!

 Here's our winner posing with Evansville
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke at the finish line!

In May we celebrate Moms & Grandmothers

Best Mom in the World

I'm writing this for my mom to tell her how much I love her.  We hope she had the best Mothers Day ever this year, because she is the best!  

Sometimes she can be silly, like the time she and I were playing soccer together.  She started to kick the ball but feel down on the grass because it was wet.  She was embarrassed but my mother is a real good sport.  The sun was shining that day and I love my mom with all
my heart             

In May we celebrate Moms & Grandmothers

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Once in a Lifetime

M     Me and my mommy are

O     Once in a lifetime

 T     The many things your mother gives you
H   Having such good days together

E      Eager am I for you, mommy

R     Remember always she loves you!    ~Katie

In May we celebrate Moms & Grandmothers

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Good Job!

This time of the school year many pupils are given year-end assessments; our school is currently checking reading progress.  One test involves giving the child a specific word.  They listen and then respond back to the teacher with the individual phonemes that they hear.   

An example would be the word "soap."
The individual sounds are /s/ /o/ /p/ with the
/o/ being a long vowel sound.   Children are given different words over the course of just sixty seconds while an adult uses a timer to maintain accuracy, while recording responses. 

In Mrs. Hulen's Kindergarten class today one little girl was concentrating quite intently during her turn.  When the sixty seconds had elapsed the teacher stopped the timer and looked up at her.  "Good job we're all done."  

             Without hesitation the girl
              smiled and said 
/j/ /o/ /b/.