February 2012

Cougar Pride Winners

Winners for the Cougar Pride Club are: Kaitlyn Mikesell, Carter Moffitt, Ada Broadbent, Taylor Ford, Adam Johnston, Jentry Barker, Logan Wride, Bryan Brawn, and Adilene Vasquez. The Prize that was drawn was a Candy bar.

Happenings in Art at Orchard Hills

      In the month of January, the students at Orchard Hills spent a four week unit discussing Leonardo DaVinci.  We talked about some very usual facts, his talents, paintings and studied some of his inventions...on week four, it was the students (grades 3-6) turn to build some miniature inventions with their team.  Some pictures are hanging in the hallway in the "Art Gallery" of these inventions and the teams.

Discovery Gateway Comes to Orchard Hills

Kelly Zopes from Discovery Gateway came to Orchard Hills Elementary School as part of their Outreach Program.  She did a Reaction Time presentation to our fifth graders.  She discussed physical changes and chemical reactions with the students.  Our fifth graders had the opportunity to see several experiments demonstrated as well as doing some experiments in small groups as well!

How to Listen

The Social Skill for February is:

   How to Listen

1.  Look at the person

2.  Think about their words

3.  Wait for them to finish

4.  Say what you want about the topic

   We have reviewed and practiced these steps at school, but we hope that you will also review and reinforce them at home.