Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

The Boys

The Girls

The Parade

Happy Halloween to you from Room 23!
Mrs. Dryzal

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lesson 9 Spelling List

Lesson 9
Words with Short i
Spelling Test will be Friday, October 31, 2014
Mrs. Dryzal

Monday, October 20, 2014

Spelling-Unit 8

Unit 8 focuses on the short e sound.  Here are our words:





Test Date:  Friday, October 24, 2014

Mrs. Dryzal

Red Ribbon Week 2014

Red Ribbon Week 2014

Here are the themes scheduled for this week at West Side:
Monday-"I'm too bright for drugs!"--wear bright colors
Tuesday-"These paws don't touch drugs!"-wear animal or animal prints
Wednesday-"Hair's to a drug-free life!"-Crazy hair day
Thursday-"Say peace out to drugs!"-wear wild colors and peace signs
Friday-"Team up against drugs."-wear team jerseys
Please participate and show your support for a drug-free lifestyle!
Mrs. Dryzal

Monday, October 13, 2014

Donors Choose--Please help!

Every day in our classroom is spent encouraging my learners to become readers, writers and mathematicians. The best teachers give their students roots and wings: roots to create a foundation, and wings to fly off and practice what has been taught them.   This is why I chose to create a request through the Donors Choose website.  You can visit my project here:
I am requesting funding for a LCD projector to use in our classroom.  Through the use of a LCD projector, my students will be able to participate in a variety of on-line interactive activities that are part of our Success for All Reading Roots program. Activities include sound it out, stretch and read, vocabulary, shared reading of the stories and more. It will enable me to reach students with
a variety of learning styles.

We will also be able to use the projector to take virtual field trips in Social Studies and Science classes, as well as do a variety of interactive Math lessons. Donations to this project will improve my classroom by adding much needed technology, enable me to reach students with a variety of learning skills, and allow my students access to technology on a new level.  

Any donation, large or small will help us reach the goal of a LCD projector in our classroom!  Until October 16th, all donations will be matched dollar for dollar! Please use the promo code SPARK for the funds to be matched.   Thank you in advance for your consideration! 
Thank you for stopping by!
Mrs. Dryzal

Spelling Lesson 7 Words--Short A

Our spelling test will begin this week.  Please remember to practice the list words each night with your child.  The word lists will be sent home every Monday and testing will occur every Friday.  I will list the words on the blog each week as well.
Lesson 7
short a
You can print the list by clicking here.
Have a great week!
Mrs. Dryzal

Friday, October 10, 2014

Miss Taylor--Student Teacher

Today, Miss Taylor completed her first student teaching placement in our classroom.  She has been with us since the first day of school, and her absence will be noticed. 

We had a small, going away party for her today.  The children made a fingerprint tree for her.  (That's why their pointer fingers were green! ;0)

We also gave her a card and a few other items. 

Miss Taylor and Class
We wish you all the best!
Mrs. Dryzal

Open House 2014

Thank you to all of the families who visited our classroom for Open House.  It was wonderful to meet everyone!  The photo above shows our poster of tips for parents. 

Each child received a magnet to hang their work with, along with a scavenger hunt sheet, a mint and a few helpful parent papers.

Our hallway display!
We hope you had a great visit!
Mrs. Dryzal

Southmont and Westwood Fire Company Visits for Fire Safety Week

On Wednesday, the Westwood and Southmont VFDs visited West Side to teach our first graders about fire safety and their role in the community. 

Chief Joel showing the children the gear firefighters wear when battling a fire.

Our Class
Thank you for stopping by!
Mrs. Dryzal