Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Field Trip Video - ACE Career Fair

South Carolina Book Award Club

Each year our media specialist, Mrs. Kelley, puts together a book club for third, fourth, and fifth graders (and any teacher who wants to join), based on the South Carolina Book Award Nominees for the year.

The expectation for members is that you read at least six of the twenty-one titles within a six week period (a book a week!). As she says...the club is not for wimps :)

While everyone had a good time and read a lot of books the above picture shows the ten students left standing at the end. We gave them a round of applause (as well as a pizza party and auction) for setting and reaching their reading goal in the club.

The South Carolina Book Award Nominees for 2009 are... (click on the comments to read some of the student/teacher reviews).

Attack of the Turtle by Drew Carlson
The Aurora County All-Stars by Deborah Wiles
Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It by Sundee Tucker Frazier
The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech
Dragon’s Egg by Sarah L. Thomson
Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis
A Friendship for Today by Patricia McKissack
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Leepike Ridge by Nathan D. Wilson
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
Me and the Pumpkin Queen by Marlane Kennedy
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy by Diane Stanley
No Talking by Andrew Clements
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan
Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins
Swindle by Gordon Korman
Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mrs. Heaton's Homeroom

Where in the world is Mossy Oaks Elementary School?

We have a lot of visitors to our site and in the spirit of a new school year I thought I would highlight where our school is located (geographically).

Mossy Oaks Elementary School is located in Beaufort (pronounced bwe-fort), South Carolina on the coast between Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.

Beaufort is a picturesque town that features a historic district with antebellum homes, quaint shops, and moss draped oak trees as well as modern developments and shopping. It is situated on the Beaufort River, which is part of the intercoastal waterway, and is only minutes away from the Atlantic coast.

Welcome Back To School

Students across the county will be heading back to school Monday, August 17, 2009 after a nine week summer break. We have several changes in our school from increased security to implementation of a new uniform policy.

Our questions for incoming students are…What are your first impression of all these changes? How do you feel about entering the fourth grade? What do you hope will be different this year? What are you looking forward to? What are things that about yourself that you want to work on this year?

Please pick two of these questions to answer using complete sentences. Before publishing your comment run through the following checklist:

  1. Did I answer two of the questions asked?
  2. Did I answer in complete sentences (reread your post)?
  3. Did I put spaces after periods and commas?
  4. Did I post my name (remember first name only)?

We ask visitors who are commenting to also note where they are from. Welcome back to school and we look forward to reading your replies.