Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday News

        At Indialantic Elementary thoughts of helping others in need is a tradition of our holiday. This year the plight of the coastal New Jersey residents, victims of the powerful Hurricane Sandy, is on our minds. There are some similiarities in our communites. Most obvious is the fact that we know hurricanes and the damage they do. Through our teacher community we learned of a school in Monmouth, New Jersey which experienced heavy flooding that destroyed books and materials, along with damage to buildings.
           Our school is adopting Monmouth Beach School to assist in replacing the damaged supplies and library books that are parts of the teachers' collections and not replaced through school district insurance. Other beach schools are joining the effort to restore classroom materials.
           Informtion came out through Mrs. Jones, our Guidance Counselor and our PTO. In our classrroom, room mothers are providing a coin jar for change from the students and anyone who wants to give. Indialantic is always generous, and I know we will join in the effort to help. We have all seen how small donations can grow to accomplish a lot when everyone is involved in some way. Our Room Moms are standing by to wotk with PTO and help us with our role in the process.

Holiday Class Party
Mrs. Donovan’s class will be pairing with Mrs. Whitner’s class to make penguin cookies and have a hot cocoa bar with a movie following in both rooms. If you would like to send in the hot cocoa and/or any bar items, please email me at and let me know.  Mrs. Donovan will take care of the penguin cookies.
Items we would need:
Hot cocoa mix

Monday, November 26, 2012

Congratulations to another Rocket Math Star!

Congratulations to Hagen!
She worked hard and passed the last level of Multiplication Rocket Math.

Monday, November 19, 2012

We're Blasting Off With Math Facts!

Congratulations to Danny! He made it to the top...Way to go!
He is also the artist who added bling to our X necklace.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Another Rocket Math Champ!
Here's what Cassie has to say about Rocket Math!
Rocket Math is a great way to learn multiplication. It was really fun and I enjoyed doing all of the multiplication facts. I don't really know what else to say! (Giggle)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Science Plant Lab Videos

Thank you for sending in flowers for our flower dissection today. We had a blast cutting them apart to identify the different parts we've been learning about. Please take a minute to watch the videos that we made today. Thank you to Jane, Cali, Jack and Gwen for helping to make them possible. Nice work of editing everyone!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Science You Tube Video

Spelling City Update

Friday, November 9, 2012


Our newest member of the Rocket Math Club to finish all of his multiplication facts.
Our guest blogger will now tell you about Rocket Math:
I like how you get to practice your multiplication. I can actually see how much I know too. I felt extraordinary wearing my X all day and to actually finish it! Good luck to my friends I hope you get the X too.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Multiplication Fun!

Visit for math practice at home. Please go on this site and log in 20 minutes this week and write it in your planner with a parent signature. Learning multiplication facts can be fun with the games on this site. My favorite is the Dirty Diaper Derby.

More Duck for President Plays!

Election Day Plays!

Reader's Theatre Duck for President!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Duck for President!

We had a fun filled day celebrating Election Day! We had a mock vote and did a play to go with the story Duck for President!
Here are some of the highlights along with some photos!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Rocket Math Super Star!


I asked Raahil to be our guest blogger and tell you a bit more about Rocket Math.

Rocket math is fun and challenging because you get timed for 1 minute and you have to finish a certain amount of  multiplication problems. My goal was 54 and I had to get 54 questions right to pass but if I didn't I would have to do that level again and again until I passed. I was the first one to finish all levels from A to W.

Guest Blogger
Raahil Imami