Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Books Online

Before we left school for summer break, we talked about the importance of making time for Reading and Writing over the summer. Here are links to books to read online or print out to read in the car, by the pool, in bed, on a blanket in the park....or anywhere you want to read. Remember the more you practice, the better you'll get, so read, read, read!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day 2011

Today is FLAG DAY! Here are a few FLAG FACTS you may find interesting:

 More than likely you have heard the song, The Star Spangled Banner. You usually hear it while people are looking at the flag. Many sporting events start with the singing of our National Anthem.  But do you know who wrote the famous song?  About 197 years ago a man named Francis Scott Key wrote the words to what is now our National Anthem. It was originally written as a poem. The poem was put to music that was written by John Stafford Smith. Watch and listen as our National Anthem is performed by Jordan Shelton:

Here are the lyrics:

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Friday, June 10, 2011

School's Out For Summer...

We said GOODBYE to our Kindergarten friends on Tuesday! We had a great year together. While school may be over, there are several photos waiting to be posted so be sure to check back soon for photos of several fun Kindergarten days!