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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Seeing in 3D!

Your superheroes have entered the world of 3D shapes. From cones to pyramids, we are learning about the way things around us are made up of solid figures (3D shapes) that have a variety of attributes. Three dimensional shape names can often be tricky. Practice these shapes daily with your child by pointing to common household objects and having your child name the 3D shape it looks like and why. For example, you might show them a can of soup. They would say it looks like a cylinder because it has 2 flat surfaces (or faces) shaped like circles.
You can also play the following sing-along video with your child to help him or her remember some of the most common 3D shapes:

The websites below also have some great games that help students learn both 2D and 3D shape names. Some of the activities are a little advanced and may require an older sibling or an adult to help out from time to time. Have fun!

Friday, January 11, 2013

School Survey

As we approach the end of the 2nd 9 weeks, please take some time to let me know how you feel your child is doing and what you think he or she still needs to work on. Your feedback is always important!

Mrs. Reese would also like your feedback to help with our school survey. Please read the following letter and help us out by clicking the link to participate in the survey. Thank you!

This year New Berlin Elementary will be renewing our school accreditation.  What is accreditation? Accreditation is the process that schools go through to make sure they are meeting the standards as outlined by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Improvement.  In an effort to improve our practices here at NBE the district is requiring each school to conduct a parent survey as part of this process. We value your opinion and ask that your take the time to complete this survey. The web survey will be available until February 15, 2013.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.
Please Note:  If you prefer to have a paper copy of the survey, please return the bottom portion of this letter to your child’s teacher, and one will be provided for you.  Please submit your request by Thursday, January 17.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Philip Mobley at or (904)390-2016/ (904) 759-6553.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Wanda Reese

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas Fun!

Here are a few pictures from our class Christmas Party and the school's Polar Express night. The kids had a great time making ornaments, holiday picture frames, beaded candy canes, reindeer food, and an edible snowman in class. Our special hotdog lunch was delicious and everyone had a great time finding out who their secret Santa was as they participated in the gift exchange. Thank you so much to all the parents and family members who came out to help and enjoy the special day with us! 

I would also like to say thank you so much for all the kind cards and sweet Christmas gifts you sent in for me. I feel so blessed and I hope each of you had a relaxing and fun-filled holiday break! We will be wrapping up our second quarter in just a few weeks. Please help your child prepare for the many upcoming assessments by practicing basic concepts with them daily. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for test reminders in the agenda so you can help your child do his or her best.