Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Fun at the Sweetheart Dance!

Here are some pictures taken at the Sweetheart Dance last Saturday! It was so fun to see everyone dressed up and having such a fun time!
If you have any pictures I can add to our blog, please email them to me! 

 Mira and her dad busting a move! 

Last dance of the night for the Herzbergers.

Mr. Englehardt enjoying some laughs with Audrey!

          Hayden and Mrs. Duclos enjoying a mother-son dance.

My little hugger, Mia!
Mia and Abbi showing off their flexibility.

This young man was such a gentleman all night long with his Grandma!
So lucky I get to spend my days with this little guy! 

I am not sure I can even come up with a caption for this picture! 😂 They keep me on my toes.

         Good friends since 1st                             grade!
So proud to have this group of students this year! They sure are a great group! 

Beautiful girls and friends! 

Never a dull moment with these boys around! They are growing into such gentlemen! 

Got them to pause for a moment while waiting in line to get family pictures taken.

Snow day fun!

I would love to see all of your fun snow day pictures! Email them to me at msmith@bethlehemsaginaw.org and I will add them to our blog!

Happy 10th birthday to Aiden - he got his wish of a snow day for the 2nd year in a row!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Welcome back!

I sincerely hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas break! It sure was a nice break spent with family and friends! The kids have entered 2019 with a renewed attitude and ready to learn! It has been a long week, and the kiddos are tired. It is showing more and more as the week goes on. It sure is hard to get back into a good routine after staying up late and sleeping in for a few weeks!

As most of you know, we had 6 of our 4th graders transition over to Mr. Paveglio's now 4th and 5th grade room.  Joey Domson, Connor Dzuba, Iain Beemer, Ashlie Wagner, Emilee Scherzer, and Rayne LaPlant have moved over there.  It is a really different atmosphere in our room without them in here.  We sure do miss them! It is so great that they are all still together during specials time.

Again, welcome to 2019! I am looking forward to great 2nd half of the year!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Chapel Jubilee Awards

Congratulations to our October and November Chapel Jubilee awards recipients.

Left to right: David, Brayden, Ashlie, Emily, Grace, Caleb, Alex, Audrey, Kayla, Noah

Energy Resources Lab

We are continuing to learn about energy resources and how energy is transformed. Today we did an activity to introduce renewable and non-renewable resources.  Each team of 4 included 2 energy suppliers and 2 energy users.  One energy supplier received 10 "energy units" after each turn, while the other supplier did not receive any additional "energy units".  The energy users rolled a die to see how many units they used on each turn.
After the activity, we talked about which supplier was renewable and which was non-renewable.  They were able to decide which one was more reliable over time based on which one added units each turn.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

What happens to energy when cars collide?

The students have been working really hard learning about kinetic and potential energy. At the beginning of the week, the students chose a variable, some aspect they wanted to change, in order to test what happens when 2 cars collide. Their options were to change the height at which the cars started at, the speed at which they traveled before colliding, one car moving or two cars moving, or the size of the cars (small, medium, or large combinations).

Each group had to design their own way of testing to see what happens when their cars collide based on their variables.  Afterwards, each group shared out their results! It was so exciting to hear them using their vocabulary words, kinetic energy, potential energy, transformed, transferred, speed, and gravity to describe their findings!

Enjoy the pictures of their collision lab! They sure had fun!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Chapel Buddies!

Third and Fourth graders have the privilege of being the "bigger" buddies this year to our 4 year old preschoolers! They have taken this responsibility very seriously and are LOVING this role! They have had the joy of getting to know their buddy through interaction and play time in the preschool room! Their smiles speak volumes!