Monday, March 23, 2015

¡Aventuras en el salón de Maestra Perez!

Maestra Perez’ 1st graders took their THANKFUL GIVING seriously for their Thanksgiving celebration.


Instead of having a big feast for themselves.. all of Lincoln's first graders gloved-up and assembled & bagged over 700 turkey, ham, pastrami and chicken & cheese sandwiches with grateful love in their hearts and smiles on their faces.

They seriously got into their sandwich making!   Many were asking if they could sample the meat and cheese… and others were begging for MORE MEAT!  MORE CHEESE.. and MORE BREAD when their supply plates got empty!   They had a great time…

While we could not take the entire 1st grade to Dorothy’s Kitchen to deliver the Thankful Giving Sandwiches… we took pictures and presented a slide show later that same day so the kids could see where their sandwiches went and who they were helping to feed.  

They felt proud to be able to do that.

It was a great experience

If anyone would like to volunteer to help out at Dorothy’s Kitchen you CAN!   and you can bring the kids too!  It’s a great community service for a wonderful cause.

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In addition, Maestra Perez' students have been working in the garden.  They have harvested kale and weighed and measured their leaves.  Along with the benefits of being outside in a beautiful environment, the students used the ruler for the first time and learned about measurements.  If any parent is interested in helping Maestra Perez' with garden time, please email her for more information on how you can get involved.

Also, be on the look out for information regarding the Recycled Art Project.  Maestra Perez along with her colleagues Kelli Hemenway and Yesenia Ruiz have been working on a school wide art project.  Students and their families will be asked to be specific items to school to help make a recyclable art piece.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

¡Aventuras en Salón 2!

Maestra Santos' 1st and 2nd graders are loving their Just Run time.  On Friday, February 20th, Just Run coach, Stacey Wilson,  took the first graders  out first while the second graders did some benchmark testing with Maestra Santos. After 30+ minutes of stretching, jumping jacks, sprints, sit ups and more stretching, they switched with the second graders. The photos below show each group showing their strength and their loud "roar"!! They love getting outside and pushing their bodies so they are ready to get inside and push their minds!

In the classroom,  Maestra Santos and her students have been working on Dr. Seuss' birthday activities.  Be sure to walk by their classroom and check out all the beautiful artwork and bulletin boards.  Lincoln has some very talented artists.  We owe a big thank you to parent, Tracy Russell, who decorated Maestra Santos' bulletin board and lead the students in the "All the Places You Will Go" art project, shown below.   Tracy is so creative and talented!  You can see more of her work down the hall at Maestra Rios' class. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

!Aventuras in Salón 6! Maestra Gonzalez' 1st graders

Students in Rm. 6 are learning about presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (since our school is named after him). They learned a fun fact that Lincoln would hide things under his hat. You can check out the Lincoln's displayed outside the classroom and see what students would hide under their hats (just flip the paper on the hats to find out).  To read more about Lincoln's hats click here:

Students celebrated Valentine's Day by passing out friendship cards for their classmates and creating a gift for their family by placing a family portrait inside a decorated Mason Jar as a symbol of their love for them.

Students are currently learning about life cycles of butterflies, bees, plants, and next is frogs through nonfiction books.

A big thank you to Jose Saucedo's father, Jose who has volunteered in the classroom daily since school began!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

¡Aventuras en el Salón! Adventures in the Classroom


What I've realized, after three years of blogging, is that it is difficult to get non-bloggers to write posts. I think it's because most people don't like to write, or more appropriately they HATE to write. Sadly, it leaves just little ol' me to write for this blog and, unfortunately, I don't always have a ton of time (who does) nor do I have all the information.

So, I hope I've found the answer to my dilemma.  I've decided to simply ask parents to tell me what's going on in their kid's classrooms - that includes YOU.  Wow-how simple is that?  I know,  it's a really novel idea and it only took me 3 years to figure it out.

Seriously though, I want to make this as easy as possible for all of us busy parents.  All it needs to be is basic information once a month (or every other month).  It can be about a field trip, a special project/unit, activity, art, or whatever is worthy of sharing with the rest of our Lincoln DLP community.  The point is, I think we'd all love to celebrate what's happening in and around our school and this just might be the way to do it (I'm crossing my fingers).  So, if you have something to share please jot it down; it can be bullet points, two to three sentences (or longer), or you can call me and I'll transcribe it.  Any way you want to share, I will formulate the content and post it.  You can reach me at

I've already gotten two replies.  Yay!!! So here's the first of what I hope will be many posts on ¡Aventuras en el Salón!.

Maestra Rios
Maestra Rios 3rd class will be celebrating Día de San Valentín on Friday, February 13th.  This year, her class has opted not to do a traditional classroom party.  Instead, they are celebrating by making Oobleck...

UPDATE as of 2/9/15- Class project has been changed.  The Oobleck project will be done during Dr. Seuss' birthday in March.   Stay posted for more info....

According to the, "Oobleck is a classic science experiment that's perfect for entertaining both kids and adults. If you haven't seen it in action it's very fascinating stuff and before too long you'll have your hands covered with it, happily making a mess that can be washed away with water.

Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid. That is, it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it. You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. Make enough Oobleck and you can even walk on it!

Oobleck gets its name from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck where a gooey green substance, Oobleck, fell from the sky and wreaked havoc in the kingdom. " (

It sounds like Maestra Rios' little scientists will be having a lot of fun! 

For those of us whom haven't had a chance to peruse through the hallways as of late, Maestra Rios' bulletin board is looking very festive. 
XOXO - Special thanks to Jodi Delgado for contributing to the content of this post.