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Welcome! Please visit regularly to keep up with classroom news!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sidewalk Chalk Fractions

We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather this week.  Both 3rd grade classes used sidewalk chalk to practice fractions.  Students drew a shape, divided it into sections, then wrote the appropriate fraction for each section.  It was a fun way to practice our fraction skills outside of the classroom!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Visit to City Hall

On Tuesday, March 6 the third grade students from Washington and Libertyville Elementary Schools visited City Hall in Fairfield.  Mayor Ed Malloy and City Administrator Jeff Clawson explained to the students a bit about how our city government works and the responsibilities of our elected city officials.  The students were able to take turns sitting in the council members' chairs and go through a mock vote.  One student asked the council to consider a request.  Then a "council member" motioned and seconded the motion to approve the request.  The "City Clerk" called each student to vote on the motion.  The "mayor" then announced the results of the vote.  

After a short question and answer period we went outside where Fire Chief Scott Vaughn explained all the parts of the fire truck.  Students were allowed to get inside the truck to look around.

A big thank you to Mayor Malloy for a great visit to City Hall!

Mayor Malloy addressing the students.

City Administrator Jeff Clawson explaining his responsibilities.
Quint Stark making a request of our mock council.
Mayor Logan Nelson and City Clerk Abby Schaefer
City Administrator Jose Mendoza and Mayor Clare Else
Fire Chief Scott Vaughn showing the students the parts of the truck.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Congratulations Jenny!

Jenny Giles was recognized at our February awards assembly as being a leader in 3rd grade.  Jenny's certificate reads:

Jenny is a great example of Habit 5 "Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood".  She has a kind and gentle heart.  Jenny has compassion for her classmates and is a friend to all.  She is careful to treat students and adults with respect and kindness.  Jenny truly "listens with her heart!"