PTA Request

June 1st, 2011

The PTA wants to offer the children Rita’s watermelon ice for field day.  They did not raise enough during the Rita’s Nights to cover the charge.  They are requesting monetary donations so that they can do this for the kids.  If you want to donate send in a check or money marked Rita’s PTA.  Thank you.

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Famous People Notes

May 11th, 2011

FAMOUS PEOPLE

GEORGE WASHINGTON

FIRST PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES

FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY

WAS A GERNERAL IN THE FIGHT TO FREE OUR COUNTRY FROM THE BRITISH DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN THE LATE 1700’s

LEADER OF CONTINENTAL  ARMY 

MT VERNON   IN VIRGINIA WAS HIS HOME  

SERVED  AS PRESIDENT TWO TERMS

THOMAS JEFFERSON

WROTE THE DECLARATION  OF INDEPENDENCE   

                THIS GAVE THE PEOPLE CERTAIN RIGHTS to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness

THIRD PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES

FOUNDED UNIVERSITY OF VA

BORN IN VA 1743

HIS HOME WAS CALLED MONICELLO

SENT LEWIS AND CLARK WEST TO DISCOVER NEW LANDS

HE DIED 15 YEARS AFTER SIGNING OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

HE WAS AN ARCHITECT, FARMER AND INVENTED MANY THINGS

THIS WAS DOING THE TIME OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN LATER 1700S

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

16TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

HE BELIEVED   THAT EVERY BODY, RGARDLESS OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, HAD THE RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

HE HELPED TO FREE SLAVES – WROTE THE EMANCIPATION DECLARATION

BORN IN KENTUCKY; HE WAS VERY POOR

HE WAS ASSSASINATED BY JOHN WILKS BOOTH WHILE ENJOYING A PLAY

HE WAS PRESIDENT IN THE CIVIL WAR ERA

ROSA PARKS 

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WHO REFUSED TO GIVE UP HER SEAT ON THE BUS

 SHE HELPED FORM THE NACCP THAT HELPED GET LAWS PASSED FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

SHE WAS ARRESTED FOR TAKING A STAND FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS.

THURGOOD MARSHAL  

AFRICAN AMERICAN LAWYER

FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN JUSTICE  OF  US  SUPREME COURT  

FAMOUS CASE:  BROWN VS BOARD OF EDUCATION    

LAWYER OF THE NAACP 

BORN IN 1908  

MARTIN LUTHER KING 

AFRICAN AMERICAN MINISTER   FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF HIS FELLOW HOMAN BEINGS     

ARRESTED MANY TIMES

 HE WAS BORN IN 1929   

FAMOUS SPEECH:  IHAVE A DREAM

DIED 1968 AFTER BEING ASSIANATED

 HE WON NOBEL PEACE PRIZE TWICE

 CESAR CHAVEZ 

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WHO WORKED TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS OF FARM WORKERS

 BORN ON A SMALL FARM

  HIS FAMILY WAS POOR

 HE WAS FORCED TO QUIT SCHOOL IN THE EIGHTH GRADE TO HELP IN THE FIELDS

 HE STARVED HIMSELF FOR 36 DAYS TO PROVE HIS CAUSE

 HE HELPED MIGRANT WORKERS (MOST WERE MEXICAN-AMERICANS)

MIGRANT WORKERS:   PEOPLE WHO MOVE PLACE TO PLACE TO FIND WORK IN THE FIELDS

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

WIFE OF FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT

WORKED FOR CIVIL RIGHTS DURING THE 1930’S, 1940’S, 1950’S AND 1960’S

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Social Studies Essential Knowledge

April 25th, 2011

Let the essential knowledge that the students have in their INB (interactive notebook) be your guide as you go through the next 4 weeks.  There will be more notes but much has already been covered and can be explained by the essential knowledge.  Please make sure that it comes to school each day.

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Upcoming Testing

April 25th, 2011

 We are STAR testing this week.  I am also retesting the second and third times for children who did not pass all of their local assessments in reading and math.

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