Friday, March 31, 2017

Sharpen the Saw

"It's a happy talent
to know how to play."
                             ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Begin With the End in Mind

We read to learn, we read for answers.
We read to have fun.

Setting a goal of 1,000 points?
Yes & our class is almost there.

Monday, March 27, 2017


Yes, recently our 5th graders
were "stepping back" in time!
Can you guess the era?
Did they "Google" the
decade in order to create 
personal style?
How about the "Awesome 80s?"
Yes indeed.....thanks for a fun day.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sharpen the Saw

Kids Shopping Day 5K, a family affair
"Together is Better"
Dance, dance, dance!
Setting & reaching new goals
Boys of spring
Headed out to practice on the links
Poised for success
The cheering section
We strive for balance in our 
lives and enjoy learning new things.

We know it is important to spend
time with the people we care about!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Smiles of the Season

No matter the brisk winds, spring is
here along with my friends & life is good!

Monday, March 20, 2017


Ready for this mystery?
Mrs. Ricker explains the details.  
Let the problem solving
begin.....and it's 
all hands-on-deck!"
Survey the scene of the crime.
Gather all the clues.  Hmmm, not
 as easy as we first thought it would be!
Gather your evidence with care.
Analyze each bit of information, a "must."
Compare your results 
with others, as necessary.
Question your evidence
to see if you can reach a conclusion.
Results can often surprise
or baffle even the sharpest minds!
Did you or your partner 
figure out who committed the crime?

Thanks to everyone who
joined us at Parkside for some 
detective work, brain-power and fun!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Seek First to Understand

We can present our summary and
personal views on the story, 
different as they may be.
"Let us remember:  one book, 
one pen, one child, and one
 teacher can change the world."
                                     ~Malala Yousafzai

Seek first to understand,
and then be understood.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Guest Author Levi Fox

Mrs. Felty invited a local author,
Mr. Levi Fox to join students during 
Parkside "Creative Literacy" classes.
He read to groups and 
answered our questions too.
Great times......thanks for coming!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Think Win-Win

We want everyone to be successful.
Congratulations to these guys
who've each earned over
100 AR points!

They're still reading.........

Monday, March 6, 2017


"May the dreams you hold
dearest be those which come true
& the kindness you spread
be returning to you."
Together is better!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Today Is Your Day!

"To the world you may be one person;
but to one person you may be the world."
                                                            ~Dr. Seuss

Friday, March 3, 2017

Thanks for Coming!

"A person's a person,
no matter how small."
                    ~Dr. Seuss
"Today was good, today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one."
                    ~Dr. Seuss
"A person's a person,
no matter how small."
                    ~Dr. Seuss
"Why fit in when
you were born to stand out?"
                    ~Dr. Seuss
"You're off to great places!  Today is your
 day!  Your mountain is waiting.....
so get on your way!"
                    ~Dr. Seuss
"Think left and think right and think low
and think high.  Oh, the thinks you can
think up if only you try."
                   ~Dr. Seuss
"Kid, you'll move mountains."
                   ~Dr. Seuss
"Sometimes you will never know the
value of a moment until it 
becomes a memory."
                    ~Dr. Seuss
"It's not about what is, it's 
about what can become."
                    ~Dr. Seuss

Our PreK family night was grand!
Hooray for all the creative youngsters.