Thursday, December 7, 2017

Library crew members created book snaps at the Smith PTA book fair today!  They used the Chatterpix App and their creativity.  Enjoy!  More Book Snaps to come in the future!!!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Smith readers are ready to mosey to the library for the SMITH PTA Book Fair!  Teachers had a sneak preview last Friday while the students are browsing for books this week.  There is nothing better to a librarian's ears than hearing students get excited about books.  A special thanks to Susan Eaton and all the PTA volunteers who help in the book fair this year!

Remember, books make EXCELLENT gifts!!!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Students at Smith Elementary have been reading from R.J. Palacio's Wonder and We're All Wonders this year!  Children and staff members will be signing a pledge to Choose Kind and spreading kindness like confetti.  The author inspires students to be like the kinder characters in the story while teaching the students to show compassion for others...similar to the way the characters do in the story.

Smith students have until November 30  to order a SMITH WONDER t-shirt.  Use the following link to order your shirt today!  Parents and siblings are welcome to order also.

The Smith Family and Community honored United States Veterans on November 10, 2017.  The patriotic program began with scouts presenting the colors and leading the pledges.  The third graders at Smith shared three beautiful songs under the directions of Janis Dahl, Smith's amazing music teacher.  The building was showered in amazing artwork inspired for our talented art teacher, Jenni Pitts.  Students at Smith wrote letters and poems about the veterans to thank them for their service to our country.  Several students shared their writing during our program.  Janis Bennett, Clark counselor and Air Force veteran, spoke to students, parents and veterans about her time in the military.  After the ceremony concluded, veterans and their families were invited to a reception in the library.  Honored guests could walk the hallways to read more students' work thanking the veterans for their services.  

Veterans Day is always special at Smith Elementary, and this year was no exception.  Thank you to all who served and sacrificed for our country.  Smith is grateful to you.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fall means it's time for our annual SMITH READS Storybook Pumpkin Patch!  Students in grades 1, 3, and 5 create a pumpkin to look like a character from their favorite book.  This year was the biggest pumpkin patch yet!  Stop by the pumpkin patch before the end of October to see all the wonderful characters on display.  They are everywhere!  Here are a few for a sneak peek into the fun pumpkins students have created.  Thank you so much to the parents who helped out with the literary project.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Students in 4th and 5th grade are participating in an exciting DOT DAY Breakout in the library.  The problem is that someone snuck in the library and hid all the drawing paper...then locked it in a box!  If students are going to create DOTS for DOT DAY, they must solve the puzzles and breakout of the box!

Breakout EDU is an up and coming company which provides challenges of all kinds for librarian and teachers everywhere.  Thank you to the SMITH PTA, the library has several Breakout EDU boxes for students to stretch their brains!

Students were also making their mark in the art room with Mrs. Pitts while painting these fabulous murals!

Our big day ended with the entire school coming together as one giant human DOT!  We made a dot with almost 700 humans!  That's a great way to show the unity at Smith!

Until next year...Make your mark and see where it takes you!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Smith won the to speak!  We are most fortunate to have the famous author, Mac Barnett visit us this fall!  Barnes and Noble is sponsoring this presentation and will have four of Mac's books available for pre-order and autographs.  Students should turn in their order forms by September 14, 2017.  Autographed books make excellent birthday presents!  Get yours today!  See form below.

For more info about this fabulous author, visit his website!  Mac Barnett's Website