Dot Day is the start of a reflective journey for my students. It is a time for Peter Reynolds to join our class and introduce my students to the magic of his penmanship. It is not just a day for us. It is a beginning. Oh, the inspiration that transpires! The curiosity that ignites! The true desire for more… “just one more of his books, please Mrs. Nan!” He always leaves a mark on every one of them. Here is an account of the true inspiration that one book can gift to a child…
I will make my mark by being honest. If you are honest, it will make a big impact on the world.You will be a leader. To be honest is a good thing so you get in less trouble. Honest is a good because people will feel you are trustworthy. Honest is good because people will believe you. I will make my mark on the world by being honest. -Roman A.
I will make my mark by being a good friend. Then other people will be kind. So people will want to be your friend. I will do this so other people don’t feel lonely and that they have someone to go to when they have a bad day. -Jayde T.
I will make my mark on the world by being helpful because you could make a lot more friends. Helping friends is fun because they could become best friends for life. It’s really good to help because helping could make you better friends. They can help you and you can help them. -Abby M.
I will make my mark by being kind. It makes others feel good inside. It also helps to make friends. Treat others well because you want to be friends . It is always best if you are kind. -Braydon H.
I will make my mark by being kind so that I can make lots of new friends. The more I am kind, the more my friends will be kind. Being kind can change the world for everyone. If you want friends, be kind like me! -Emma H.
I think that my teacher should be a pirate for Halloween. She has a friend named Dave Burgess. She likes “Talk Like A Pirate Day”. That’s why she has the hat on in the picture. She even had Dave read to us. That is why she has the boat with the sail. Dave even said she was a true pirate! – Michael C.
I think that my teacher should be a donut and coffee because she loves to drink coffee and go to Starbucks. She also likes sweet treats and a donut costume is a sweet treat. She is very silly and always has fun with students that are in her class. I also thought she would like it because it is cute, detailed, and very colorful! -Madeline E.
I think that my teacher should be a unicorn for Halloween. I made this costume for my teacher because she deserves to be a unicorn. Unicorns would not be scared. Unicorns are cute so that is why I picked that costume. Unicorns are pretty because they have blue, purple, pink, and red violet. Unicorns are my favorite animal because they are cute. The costume is going to look good on my teacher. Mrs. Nan would be awesome in the unicorn costume. -Emily D.
I think that Mrs. Nan should be a Pittsburgh Penguin girl. I think that she should be a Penguin girl because she likes the Penguins. She goes to games even on work nights. I picked Penguin girl for Mrs. Nan because I like the Penguins also. I always go to games even on school nights. I picked this costume because the Pittsburgh Penguins are really good. They won five Stanley Cups! If Mrs. Nan wears this costume I think it will look good. -Karsten K.
I think that Mrs. Nan should be a dragon for Halloween. Why? Because dragons are cool, strong, tough, magical, and very sneaky. Yep, I said sneaky. Mrs. Nan always surprises us and she is sneaky about it. Mrs. Nan is strong, like never gives up and when I say never I mean never gives up. Dragons can do a lot of cool things #LikeMrsNan. So it would be cool for Mrs. Nan to be a dragon for Halloween. #Awesome -Emma H.
What is DYW? DYW stands for the most Distinguished Young Woman of Beaver County award. The most distinguished young woman of 2018 was Alexis Ozimok. To win, first you have to fill out a form. If you pass then you’ll have to have an interview. After that you learn a fitness routine for the show. Next, you pick a talent that you have to perform at the show. When the show day comes you do the fitness routine and your talent while the judges rate you and the others’ performances. The second half is for the last year girls’ performance. The following year you get to perform during the second half. Lauren Ostrom won the most Distinguished Young Woman of 2019 award.
I was in the second half of the performance with Alexis Ozimok. She had to pick her little sister, but she didn’t have one so she had to pick someone just like her. I was chosen to be her “little sister” or her little. For the show we did a dance routine to “Count on me” by Bruno Mars. After the performance the girls had to announce the college their going to and their major. Then they announce their little’s favorite color, name, and a few other things. When all that is over, last year’s winner gives a speech which in this case was Alexis.
I like music because the rhythm seems to represent a feeling. For example, when a song is high pitched and fast it sounds happy. When a song is low pitched and slow it sounds sad. When the feeling is mixed, it creates new feelings like anger and confusion. When the words of a song are mixed with the rhythm, the feeling becomes bolder making it easier to identify. I can never stay angry or sad with music on. When music is on I can only feel relief and happiness even when the feeling of the song is anger or frustration. When I play chords on the piano it’s so relaxing. Music stops the silence and sets a mood.
Mrs.Nan has given us an opportunity to do something AMAZING! She has made us who we are now because she empowers us to keep going with our learning, what we are passionate about, and what we love and treasure. She made us believe we could do it and we did. She has made us better learners. When she won this award she inspired us to do something AMAZING! Thank you so much Mrs.Nan!
Mrs. Nan gave us these opportunities:
She let us make our websites to share and help kids who need extra at attention in a certain subject.
She lets us blog on our website, the classroom’s website and as a guest through her website.
She gives us time to use our voice and when we have voice and choice time she always has technology for us to work on all of this.
She inspired us to make our mark on this world and we want you to do it too.
Keep on going, never give up, and make your mark on this world.
I am passionate about the website that I made with my friend Amelia. We have permission to make and create whatever we want on the website. Mrs. Nan had a talk with our computer teacher Mrs. Daley and she said we should use weebly.com because you get to create whatever you want for free. With this website we can create our own style that we want it to be. Also we can make links to stuff that even goes to another website. The topic of our website is math. We can do rocket math and printable sheets too. We can learn the stuff when we set it up so they can be better learners.
We enjoy making this website because it helps kids learn math, reading, and spelling. We want kids to be able to have fun but still learn in an appropriate way.
What can you do on there?
You can play games and print out worksheets to do. If you have any questions you can also gmail us. Just doing this website is something that is passionate to us. It is fun to work with all our teachers. Our computer teacher, Mrs. Daley helped us get this website up and going. She teaches us how to work on our website and organize the icons.
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