Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Year's End - Rain or Shine

Our Third Grade picnic will be on Tuesday, May 31st.  The students need to bring a sack lunch for the picnic including something to drink.  We will play on our playground the hill and baseball diamond. 
All library books are due back in the library today.  Mrs. Peek and Mrs. Reeder need to inventory the books before Razzle Dazzle book check out.  All Sibley students may check out 10 books for summer reading. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Warblers Continue their Flight

Baybreasted and Canada Warblers are feeding on insects in our wooded back yard. We also have redstarts, orioles, rosebreasted grosbeak and indigo buntings!  Life is good in Oakwood.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ornithology - Spring Warblers

 It is the time of the migration of most incredible colorful birds in the world.  May is when warblers make there way from Central America to Canada.  We are lucky to have them migrate through Freeborn County.  Please keep your eyes open for the wonderful feathered creatures.  Here are some websites to view of few of the many kinds of warblers.  It is my favorite week of the year and I get to share this with you!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Looking for books? Try: Better World Books

Here is a website for new and used  books.  This none profit company's purpose is to recirculate books so they do not end up in a land fills and any profits the company makes goes to world literacy.  There is no shipping costs so the books are really inexpensive compared to bookstores or book sellers.  I buy my own book club books here and also find great books for our classroom library. Since there are thousands of inexpensive adult to children books, it is better to know the books you would like to purchase. Then you type it in.  Very popular books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid are available but not the newest books of a series.
 Happy Book Hunting!      New and Used Books sold for less than store prices:
Bargain Books 3 for $10:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Muffins in the Morning and Spring Break

On Wednesday, April 20th Sibley will host Muffins in the Morning.  You and your family are invited for muffins, bananas, and juice in the gym from 7:30 until 8:10.  The PTO is sponsoring the event and are hoping you will join them Wednesday morning.

Our spring break will begin Thursday, April 21st through Monday, April 25th.  Tuesday, the 26th will be the last day to prepare for our MCA Math computer testing.   MCA Math tests will be Wednesday, Thursday, April 27th and 28th.  The students did so well on the MCA reading tests this week.  They worked slow and steady and proved their answers by looking for the evidence.  They need to stay focused and work out the problems on their paper before they choose the best answer on the math test.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Wow!  What hard workers we had today on the first day of MCA reading.  Everyone went back  to the text for the answers (to find the evidence).  This class spent more time than any other class on this test.  The students were proud of how hard they worked.  I am very pleased too and so is Mr. Williams.  Have a good night of sleep and be ready for testing tomorrow again.  Remember everyone is routing for you!

Monday, April 11, 2011


The third grade  MCA Reading tests will be on Thursday and Friday.  (fact)  It will seem long or short depending on your child's stamina. (opinion)  They need a good night sleep and a good breakfast to help them do better on the test.  (fact)  If they look back and find the evidence for their answers they will do better. (fact)  I think everyone is ready for the testing.  (opinion)  Mr. Williams spoke to the students about working hard and doing their best. (fact)  He believes everyone will do their best.  (opinion)  We have an awesome school (opinion) with awesome parents and students (opinion) that will do there best.  (I hope this will be a fact.)  YOU CAN DO IT!   YOU CAN DO IT!    YOU CAN DO IT!   You can do it!  You can do it!  You can do it!