Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekly Update 11/16/12

This week's bloggers have a project for the homeless.
 Here is their picture:

Mrs. Ziegenfuss donated some coats that they don't use at her house.

This is one of the boxes that are around the school. 
From left to right they are Jackie, Annie, Emilia, Patricia, and Cassandra

This is just what was in one box! We are collecting clothes for men, children, and maternity women's clothing. Also, we are collecting bedding and toiletries (gently used or new, PLEASE). If you have something to donate, please bring it to Thomas so we can collect them by December 14th. Thank you!

In Social Studies we made maps of the Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia, using yarn to learn where everything was located. In our group we had to label different places that would be on our test.  It helped us all and it was fun, too. 

Rocco and Keatyn

Lorie, Annie, and William

Connor and Charlie

Carol, Emma, and Claire

Math Videos:
In math, we made math videos for different topics like:
Absolute Value, the Coordinate Grid, and more!! All of the videos were interesting, so we're going to let you watch them yourselves!! In the convenience of our blog!! Enjoy!!! Also, congratulations to Annie and Jackie, for getting their math video on the home page of SchoolTube!!!

WEX Personal Narratives
This week we wrote our personal narratives about an important moment in our lives.  We used all of the writing skills we've been practicing this year, especially showing not telling, and using strong verbs and sensory details.  Below we are editing with our partners. If you want to read then, you have to go on google docs or wait until we can bring them home.
Rhea and Mrs. Lavidas

William and Owen

Ben and Trey

                                                 Nathan W., Nathan H., and Sean
                                           Matt, Claire, Lorie, Michael K,, and Alex Y.
Veronica and Patrycja (Me!)

Classroom Spelling Bee Winners!  On Tuesday we participated in our classroom spelling bees.  Good job to Morgan and Owen in period 4/5 and Tyler and Conner in period 7/8 for making it to the school spelling bee!  They will compete in the all-school Bee on December 13.  

Connor (runner-up) and Tyler (first place)

Owen (runner-up) and Morgan (first place)

∑igma Celebrations:
Pizza Party:  
On Friday we had a pizza party to celebrate 6-12 for finding the most red ribbons during Red Ribbon Week.  Mrs. Ziegenfuss was nice enough to share with Mr. Aho's homeroom. 
Thank you, Mrs. Ziegenfuss, and thanks to PTA for sponsoring this party!

Here are the boys in Mr. Aho's room

And the girls and a few boys in Mrs. Ziegenfuss's room

Look at how much pizza we ate!

Congratulations to Paw PRIDE Students of the Month for November, Claire and Trey!! 


  1. Hey!! I loved the pizza party. It was so much fun to talk with the girls that you don't have a lot of classes with Happy Thanksgiving and Turkey Month

  2. I loved that pizza party, not to mention the AFV we watched in Mr. Aho's room... I don't know what the girls did. Congrats, Claire and Trey! HAPPY THANKSGIVING, SIGMA!!!!!!! ∑