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Monday, February 25, 2013

posted Feb 25, 2013, 7:19 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Feb 25, 2013, 8:19 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is Monday, February 25, 2013 and welcome to the start of Read Across America Week. The theme for today is to create and use a Dr. Seuss-inspired word. My word is Vocabulate, which means to put something into terms that someone else can understand. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of around 65 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning, we have a group of college bound roadrunners from Mrs. Conner and Mrs. Dias' class to lead us with the pledge. 

Announcements:

Next week we will be joined by Ms. Roberts/Ms. Martinez's class for the pledge.

February 25th is officially, "National Chili Day".

On this Day in History:

On this day in 1870, Hiram Rhoades Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Mississippi, is sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in Congress.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:

One of the world's fastest snakes, the black mamba, slithers up to 7 miles an hour.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:

The Pillar of the Week is Trustworthiness, our first Pillar of Character, represented by the color blue. Remember to think "true blue"

This is the Season of Non-violence:

Your word for the day is Dreaming
Martin Luther King, Jr., had a great dream. What is your own dream for peace? Write it down. What is one thing you can do to honor your dream? Do it today.

Hearts for Huntington's Disease

Rock Springs students have raised a total of $725.

Read Across America Week

Once again, this is Read Across America Week. This week is dedicated to the love of reading. Your challenge for today is to create your own word in the spirit of Dr. Seuss. Mrs. Riley shared her word with me this morning. It is Clopen. Clopen is when a store is closed, but it looks open! Write your own word and definition down, give it to myself or Mrs. Frank, and I may read it on the announcements.
Don't forget that everyday this week at 9:45 we will have D.E.A.R. Time. That means we Drop Everything And Read. 
Tomorrow we will have guest readers visting classrooms to share some Dr. Seuss books with you.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!”
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