at 3040 Kanawha Ter, Saint Albans, 25177 United States
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Principal - Pamela Snead
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Move your clocks forward one hour this weekend!
5th Graders, be sure and send in your money for this years field trip in May.
Get your yearbook ordered asap. Forms are available in the office.
Friday, March 13 is early out day. We will dismiss @12:05.
Dollar Dog is coming this Thursday, March 12.
Tuesday, March 10 is Spring Picture Day at Weimer Elementary. Send your order form along with your payment to school with your child. There is no preschool that day due to the Preschool Registration Fair. However, parents may bring their preschooler to the school to have their picture taken between the hours of 8:30-10:30.
No School for Kanawha County Friday, March 6. Scholars read, practice your math facts, complete Achieve 3000 articles, ST Math practice, Front rowed activities, read, read, read! We will see you all back on Monday. Hugs, Mrs. Snead
Scholars here are more activities that you can do. Remember grades 2-5 can read Kidbiz Articles, complete ST math activities, Front Row math activities, read your reading story, practice your math facts, measure the sno fall in your backyard or on your porch. Double the number, divide by two, and add 20. What sum did you get? Stay warm and safe. Try some of the following activities and let me know how you liked them. Love to all, Mrs. Snead Don't forget to dress in warm layers of clothing when you play in the snow! Make a snow fort and fill a plastic spray bottle with warm water and some food coloring. Spray the water on the onto the snow and "paint" your fort with colored water. Don't forget to make a few "snow angels". Snow Activities Snow Scavenger Hunt Living in the cold North makes a person become familiar with snow, that's why the Inuit have so many different words for snow. They have had to recognize and communicate about many different kinds of snow and features of their landscape. See how many of the different kinds of snow you can find. Here is a list of Inuit words for snow along with their meaning. Check off the different kinds of snow you are able to find. anniu falling snow api ground snow qali snow on the boughs of trees qamaniq bowl like depression under tree siqoqtoaq sun crust siqoq smoky (drifting snow) anamana space between drifts and obstruction upsik wind beaten snow mapsuk overhanging drift kaioglaq sharply etched wind eroded surface tumarinyiq ripple type drift kalutoganiq arrow shaped snow drift kimoaqtruk snow drift pukak bottom snow layer (depth hoar) salumaroaq smooth surface of fine particles natatgonaq rough surface of large particles quinzhee snow shelter Ice Candle You will need: 5 gallon plastic bucket or pail nonstick cooking spray (optional) water candle Some nice freezing weather Spray the inside of the bucket with the no-stick spray or rub with a little oil. This helps if you have problems with the ice sticking to the bucket when it's time to remove. Fill the bucket three quarters of the way full and set outside to freeze. Leave overnight (depending on how cold it is!). In the morning remove the ice block from the bucket. On the bottom there should be an area that is still liquid. Drain out the liquid and slush and turn it over. Allow to freeze for at least for four more hours. The pocket where the water was now makes a great place to insert a candle. Light and place outside in your yard when it's dark for a beautiful ice "crystal" candle luminary! Be sure to have an adult help you light the candle! Snow Scene in a Jar In Alaska we expect our first snowfall somewhere around the first week of October. If you don't get any snow in your area, you can still make your own snow scene. empty small jar ((like a baby food jar) hot glue gun epoxy glue small plastic toy animal (they have them in toy stores everywhere) white rocks, big pieces of gravel, plastic tree etc. glitter (some of the new iridescent ones are beautiful & available at hobby stores) water food coloring if desired Use hot glue gun to glue rocks and animal to the bottom of jar. (have an adult help with the glue gun!) Fill with water and add food coloring if desired. Spoon in some glitter and use epoxy glue to glue lid onto jar. Be sure to have an adult help with the epoxy glue. Shake to make it snow! And even more fun with snow! Build a snow cave or pit. Snow Caves For Fun and Survival - by Ernest Wilkinson is a great book for how to do this. Make snow angels in the snow. Look for animal tracks in the snow. See if you can find the tracks of dogs, cats, birds, and other wildlife in the snow. Check out a book from your local library on animals and animal tracks and see how many different animal tracks you can identify. Try out some snow shoes. Rent, borrow, or buy some snow shoes and see if you can master walking on deep snow. You can even try making your own out of a curved branch and heavy twine. The trick to snow shoes is to be sure and lift your toes up when you try and walk! How cold is it? The Wind Chill Index is an air temperature index that measures the heat loss from exposed human skin surfaces. Skin and flesh quickly looses heat when it's cold and the wind blows. Since both low temperatures and wind remove heat from the body, the risk of frostbite is great when there is a high wind chill factor. Be sure and bundle up and cover exposed skin! Wind Speed (MPH) = Air Temperature (ºF) = º F When it's verrrry cold outside... Blow bubbles outside, They won't pop when it's -30 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit below zero outside. Brew some birch tree tea. The birch tree grows in much of Alaska and you can make a warm winter time tea by collecting a few small birch tree twigs and gently steeping them in boiling water. (Caution: the birch tree contains the natural form of Aspirin called salicylic acid, and prolonged boiling in a closed container could concentrate the salicylic acid to a level where those with a hypersensitivity to Aspirin may have a problem with it.) Write a poem about the snow and cold. What does the cold feel like? Smell like? Sound like? Write your observations down in the form of a poem. Make peanut butter cookie cutter treats for the birds. Take old bread slices and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Let them dry and harden enough to spread with peanut butter. Cover the peanut buttered shapes with black sunflower seeds and hang outdoors on trees or anywhere birds might come! Use a bird book to identify the birds. The Guide to the Birds of Alaska, by Robert H. Armstrong is a good book for Alaska. See what happens to something plastic in the cold. Take an old plastic soda pop bottle and leave it outside for at least an hour. Then squeeze and see what happens. Why do you think it might have done something different than if it was warm? Cozy up inside and read a book!
Ok Scholars you shouldn't be home just sitting. Here are some ideas for you to try: Ice Candle You will need: 5 gallon plastic bucket or pail nonstick cooking spray (optional) water candle Some nice freezing weather Spray the inside of the bucket with the no-stick spray or rub with a little oil. This helps if you have problems with the ice sticking to the bucket when it's time to remove. Fill the bucket three quarters of the way full and set outside to freeze. Leave overnight (depending on how cold it is!). In the morning remove the ice block from the bucket. On the bottom there should be an area that is still liquid. Drain out the liquid and slush and turn it over. Allow to freeze for at least for four more hours. The pocket where the water was now makes a great place to insert a candle. Light and place outside in your yard when it's dark for a beautiful ice "crystal" candle luminary! Be sure to have an adult help you light the candle!
Kan Co schools closed tomorrow, Thursday, march 5
Our Family Math and Reading Night that had been scheduled for Thursday evening, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. This cancellation is due to the impending snow storm.
Spring Pictures will be taken at the school March 10th.
Preschool Registration Fair for the 2015-2016 school year is March 10 at Gateway Church in St. Albans. Bring a copy birth certificate from vital statistics office and immunization records.
Family Night, Thursday, March 6.
Book Fair next week, March 2-6
Dollar Dog will be at the school Friday, Feb 27.
There will be preschool tomorrow. Report on a two hour delay.
Mrs. Priddy asks that if students have access to a computer or internet and if they are in grades 3,4 ,5 , that she wants them to log in to ST Math and do activities while schools are closed.
No school for Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Scholars please read, practice your math facts and students in grades 2-5 complete Achieve articles as well as ST Math practice.
Here is an announcement from Mrs. Priddy: If students have access to a computer or internet and if they are in grades 3,4 ,5 , that Mrs. Priddy wants them to log in to ST Math and do activities.
NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 16th.