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Article posted August 6, 2012 at 09:32 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1136

Welcome Parents and Students!!!



Welcome to Parkview Elementary School and to my classroom. I am very excited about the challenges and experiences ahead. My name is Tara Shea. As you may know, I have spent the last seven years teaching at Parkview, and the last six years teaching first grade.



Throughout the year, I encourage you to have an active voice in your child’s education. If any questions or concerns arise, please call me. I can be reached at school at 982-8538. I also encourage you to e-mail me at: tshea@newlondon.k12.wi.us with any problems, questions, or comments. My goal is to positively accommodate all students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and to assist all students in becoming productive citizens.



I am looking forward to an exciting school year!

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Article posted May 31, 2012 at 02:13 PM GMT • comment • Reads 43

I give you back your child, the same child you entrusted to my care last fall. I give him/her back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible and more mature than he/she was then. Although he/she would have attained this in spite of me, it has been my happy privilege to watch his/her personality unfold day by day and marvel at each new achievement, each new success, each new expansion of self.



I give him/her back reluctantly; for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a crowded classroom, we have grown close, have become part of each other and shall always be one another’s friend. We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely, but give him/her back I must.



Take care of him/her for he/she is precious and one of a kind. Remember that I shall always be interested in your child and his/her destiny, wherever he/she goes, whatever he/she does, whoever he/she becomes. I have loved being a part of his/her life.

Thank you for sharing such an amazing child with me!

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Article posted May 30, 2012 at 06:12 PM GMT • comment • Reads 63





Check out our final readnig of the year!

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Article posted May 29, 2012 at 07:56 PM GMT • comment • Reads 40

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Today we made fraction pizza. Students choose to use 1/4 or 1/2. They needed to create a pizza using this fraction. Yum!

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Article posted May 1, 2012 at 02:15 PM GMT • comment • Reads 60





Check out each student's blabberize project on their blog!

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Article posted May 1, 2012 at 01:48 PM GMT • comment • Reads 58

Our message about perseverance!



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Article posted April 30, 2012 at 08:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 52

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Parkview PTO purchased six new ipads for use at school. Thank you!

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Way to go Lexi! She was nominated as the April Bulldog of Character for being trustworhty!

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Congratulations to Sierrah for being selected at the April Bulldog of Character. Way to go!

Article posted April 15, 2012 at 07:31 PM GMT • comment • Reads 51



Article posted April 15, 2012 at 07:28 PM GMT • comment • Reads 60

We had a great time at the Public Library last week. Students learned about the great items avialable at the library and had a chance to check out a book.



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Article posted March 22, 2012 at 07:18 PM GMT • comment • Reads 34

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Congrats to the students above for being nominated for the February Bulldog of Character award. Way to go!

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Please enjoy our Special Friend Reports. The illustrations look beautiful, but didn't scan as well as I had hoped.

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Article posted February 17, 2012 at 08:46 PM GMT • comment • Reads 35

Golden Archer Awards

Kindergarten and first grade students at Parkview School have been learning about the books nomated for the Golden Archer Award with Mrs. Green, the Library Media Specialist.This is an award given to Children's Literature, by students, in the state of Wisconsin. Here first graders hold up their ballots indicating the book they enjoyed the most.



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Students model how to floss using a jump rope.

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This week dental hygienists from Dental Associates in Greenville came to remind students how to care for their teeth. Students were reminded to: visit the dentist, brush twice a day, avoid sugar, and floss.



In the picture shown, Axel is trying to determine if a food is good or bad for his health.

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Article posted February 7, 2012 at 08:19 PM GMT • comment • Reads 50

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Article posted January 20, 2012 at 03:36 PM GMT • comment • Reads 39

I had a chance to post the student's mid-year reading. They did awesome! Students selected a book they enjoyed and worked with Mrs. Green to record on their voicethread. It makes me so proud to see the great progress. Check out Ian's below!



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Article posted January 19, 2012 at 08:18 PM GMT • comment • Reads 40

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Sierrah is shown above using our SMARTboard during Science class. We are using the SMARTboard to compare and contrast reptiles and amphibians. The SMARTboard is an interactive white board. We are very lucky to have such great technology in our classroom.

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Way to go Easton! He was selected as the January Bulldog of Character. He was selected for demonstrating responsibility.

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Article posted December 15, 2011 at 08:22 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 46

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Congratulations to Evan, our December Bulldog of Character! Evan was selected for displaying respect in our school and classroom. Way to go Evan!

Article posted December 15, 2011 at 08:22 PM GMT • comment (1) • Reads 46



Article posted December 12, 2011 at 09:56 PM GMT • comment (4) • Reads 52

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Watch at your own risk! Below is the practice session of our Holiday concert. My recording is a little choppy, but you can still hear the beautiful singing!



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We have worked on a lot of fun Thanksgiving projects. Below you can see the project displayed outside of our classroom. Each student wrote about something to be thankful for and it is posted next to their picture. We have a very thankful bunch. I am so thankful to have a job I love and work with such great students everyday. Happy Thanksgiving!





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I am a little behind posting our Bulldogs of Character. Kendal was recongized in October and Zong was nominated in November. We are very proud of both students. Way to go!



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Today my dad was able to visit our class and help us make ice cream. He taught us about the history of ice cream and all of the ingredients. We have been reading about ice cream all week, and this project was connected to our literacy curriculum. We had an awesome time. Thanks Dad!!! Enjoy the video below!



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In Science, we are learning about plants and the parts of plants. Above, Axel drew a plant on the program Paint. Notice that he included the leaves, stem, roots, and flower. Way to go Axel!

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Almost all students have created an equation that has been posted to their blog. In math we are working on addition and subtraction story problems. Below is Katelyn's equation. Way to go!



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Students "Sock it to Drugs" on silly sock day!

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During math, students have been working on many addition strategies. Below four students model two of the strategies.

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Thanks to all the grandparents who were able to make it to breakfast today! It was a very special day!



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At school we are still practicing learning our school rules and expectations. All of our rules revolve around three main concepts:

Be safe

Be respectful

Be responsible



Here Percy and a few friends display these expectations!



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Article posted September 29, 2011 at 03:28 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36

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Congratulations to Grace for receiving our first Bulldog of Character Award. She was selected for using self-control in our school and classroom. Way to go Grace!

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Often times at school when we are working quietly, a few students can't help but sing. One of their favorite songs to sing while they work is called “Replay” by Sean Kingston--it must have been popular over the summer. We changed the words to help us remember the short a sound. Enjoy!

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Clara works hard as she types on her blog about her weekend!

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We have computer every Monday. This Monday we worked on a program called Inspiration. On this program students connected what they are learning in math and created AB patterns. Check out Evan's below!





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Many students posted a link on their blog this week. Students practiced reading a story and then were recorded. They will do this again in January and at the end of the year. I am so excited to see all students grow as readers.

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Sierrah and Grace work hard in art class (below). Today was our first day in art. Students had a great time!



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What a great first day! We worked really hard and were so excited to learn about first grade and meet new friends.



Below is a picture of our class in the library. Mrs. Green is teaching us the library rules and showing us how to use a shelf marker. We will check out TWO books next Thursday.





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Article posted July 25, 2011 at 01:58 PM GMT • comment • Reads 37

Welcome Parents and Students!!!



Welcome to Parkview Elementary School and to my classroom. I am very excited about the challenges and experiences ahead. My name is Tara Shea. As you may know, I have spent the last six years teaching at Parkview, and the last five years teaching first grade.



Throughout the year, I encourage you to have an active voice in your child’s education. If any questions or concerns arise, please call me. I can be reached at school at 982-8538. I also encourage you to e-mail me at: tshea@newlondon.k12.wi.us with any problems, questions, or comments. My goal is to positively accommodate all students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and to assist all students in becoming productive citizens.



I am looking forward to an exciting school year!

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Congratulations to Jenna and Leo Jacob for receiving our citizenship awards. Way to go!



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Check out student blogs to hear a sample of their awesome reading skills. We have come so far! Over the summer, keep reading!



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This week we practiced our measuring skills. We made pancakes. This activity also connects to the stories, If you Give a Pig a Pancake, by Laura Numeroff and Pancakes Pancakes, by Eric Carle.

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This month we were nominated for the Class of Character. We were nominated by Ms. Pruno for demonstrating the trait of trustworthiness.

Sophia was recognized for being this month's Bulldog of Character.





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We have been learning about shapes that are symmetrical. We used the program "Paint" to create symmetrical butterflies.





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Please come and join us for Family Literacy Night. This event is held on Thursday, March 24th from 3:30-6:00. All students will have work displayed in the gym. Students were able to select any kind of fish they liked. The then researched the fish on World Book for Kids. Finally, they used the facts to form a report. We also created an image of the fish to go along with our reports.



We also created a voicethread project based on these same reports. Students were able draw a picture on the computer using the program paint. Next they read their stories. You are able to view the picture and listen to the story. This project will be posted next week.



Enjoy!

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Some students have posted their animal reports. We used a fun website: blabberize.com. Check out all the great projects. Sophia's is below. Make sure your sound is on!



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This month Andrea was recognized as our Bulldog of Character. Andrea has been working very hard to become more and more responsible in first grade. We are so proud of her!



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Before break Evey was recognized as the Bulldog

of Character. Evey was recognized for

demonstrating respect in our school and classroom.

Way to go Evey!



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Article posted December 10, 2010 at 03:16 PM GMT • comment (2) • Reads 32

Today was Sammi's last day at Parkview. Good luck at your new school!



Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

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Shown above are the most recent Bulldogs of Character. Jenna was recognized in October for being caring and Leo Jacob was recognized in November for demonstrating cooperation. Congratulations to both students. Thanks for being great role models!

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Student bloggers working hard!

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Many students have been creating wordles during our computer time. We use this site to practice our word processing. After we are finished this program turns our work into a word cloud. You can visit this site at wordle.net. Many wordles are posted on student’s blogs. The one shown was created by Jenna.

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To celebrate Veteran’s Day, Parkview staff and students gathered around the flag pole for a moment of silence and to say the pledge. This has become a tradition at Parkview. Thank you to all our servicemen and women who protect our country. Happy Veteran’s Day!



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This week we have been studying ET words and other words that have the short e sound.



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This week during our computer time, we worked on a program called Inspiration. Using this program, we created a pattern four ways. Many patterns are posted on student blogs-check them out!







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This week at one of our centers we are making fruit kabobs. Students are working with Mrs. Moeller to create a fruit kabob using a pattern. This connects to our patterning practice in math. After they finish, students enjoy this treat. Finally students evaluate. In reading, we evaluate the books we read by deciding if we like the book or not, and always give a reason to support our answer. We can do this with the food we like too. Students did a great job creating their kabobs. Their evaluations will be on display in our classroom. Check out student blogs to see pictures.

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Stop by and check out our door. It displays book evaluations we completed last week.

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This week Carver was recognized at our character education assembly. Carver was recognized for using self control at school and in our classroom. Carver is an amazing role model who works hard and does everything with a smile. I love having Carver in class and I am so proud of him. Way to go Carver!

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This week we read a story about two best friends. The best friends had a lot of things in common, but a lot differences also. We spent time comparing and contrasting the friends--a challenging skill for a new first grader, and we also made beautiful pictures of our own best friends. As we create our classroom community we are spending a lot time talking about what it takes to be a good friend. In first grade we say, if you want a friend--be a friend!

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Practice Practice Practice!!!

What a great week! I am so excited for the year to come and all of the learning that is taking place. This week we really focused on classroom routines. We practiced and practiced and practiced!



Each night students will bring home a “Take Home” folder. This will have completed projects and items that can be kept at home. Each day the folder should come back to school. Students will also bring home an agenda book. Students have written a message about their day, please review the message, sign the agenda book, and return it to school each day. We are working hard on organization and responsibility!

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Welcome back to school! I am so excited to grow and learn with your child this year. Please notice the "Ms. Shea's First Grade" tab on the side of this blog. If you click this link, a class list will be displayed. If you click your child's name, you will view their own blog. Through the year this blog will be updated and serve as an online portfolio. I am so excited to watch each student progress as the year moves forward! You may also comment on any blog post by clicking the "comment" button. See you soon!

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Welcome to first grade! I am so excited to be working with you and your child this school year. My name is Tara Shea. I began teaching at Parkview Elementary School in 2005. I have taught both first and second grade. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2005 with a degree in Elementary Education and English. In December of 2009, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Master's Degree in Professional Development.

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