Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November Notes

It's only November 6th, but we are busy!

Two students decided to write a collaborative reading response on the whiteboard:




And we participated in the National Mock Election -- grades K, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8 voted. Did you see their "I have voted" stickers?




 And we created posters and essays in honor of those who protect us to keep us free:




Thanks to Kylee, Kamiakin, Shihiya, Taylor, and Trevor for creating our Veterans Day bulletin board for the Intermediate Hallway.  You'll see their pictures in the slice slow.





*** HONOR ALL VETERANS ***
 

Veterans are women and men who serve in the arm forces. The Arm Forces are the Army, Navy, Air Forces, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Veterans usually join the war to protect and fight for our freedom and to bring peace to our country and other countries. On November 11 every year we honor that day because its when our veterans put down their guns at 11th hour. The soldiers for each one train for about six weeks to get in shape for whatever they are in.

We must honor all veterans by celebrating Veterans Day. We can honor the Marines by learning more about them like the way the Marines protect the country from any one who try to use weapons of mass destruction against the country. The Air force will guard the skies from terrorists or any other enemies in our country. Also the Coast Guard watches the borders or the country. I thank all of the veterans. If you don't have a relative or don't know someone that served in the military then you can go to a nearby military cemetery and honor the graves of the fallen troops. I think that we must honor all veterans because they have helped us in many different ways. Lastly if you are related to a veteran you should spend time with him/ her during Veteran Day.

Why must we honor our veterans? Well first off they are here to help us when certain people that hate our country are trying to take over it. Second , they help our country stay an independent country, the home of the free and brave and they give us our freedom. The Marines help people in our country by defending from the other countries and people that are against our country. They go to war and some lose their lives to fight for our freedom. Our freedom means so much to them that they let their blood shed in place of ours.The Navy fight out on the sea, Air Force protect us up in the sky, the Marines go on land,water,and in the sky to fight for us. They all are brave people who we all should honor. So this Veterans Day take the time out of your life to honor our veterans that served our country.

People who served in the military are also called Veterans. There are five branches of the military. The Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, The Army, The Air Force. Many men and women from across the country are fighting for our country’s safety. There have been many wars that The United states have been in. When the soldiers are at war, they see things that some people will never forget. Sometime the things that they see make them go crazy. Some of the people, after they leave the military, they drink, and do drugs, they try to forget the things they seen. The soldiers see their friends die, men screaming calling for help. Body parts blown off from the others. We must honor our veterans because they went through all those horrible moment to help protect the United States. We must honor them because they did it for us.

We all must honor the Veterans that fought to keep this country safe with its freedom and to protect the red, white and blue flag, that Terrorist want to take it down for their own right.The Air Force protects the skies and watch over us; The Marines fight for our freedom; The Army train others to fight for this country by fighting in Afghanistan to eliminate this worldwide threat; The Navy protects the coast and seas of our country and the seas of the world and to make sure that we’ll stay safe. People that honor the ones that has fought for us and gave us the right and freedom to this very day are called Veterans and they fought in past wars like World War I and World War II. Some still have days to come and teach others and little one’s about what they did in the battlefield. I honor the veterans by showing that I care about the things that they have done for us and to keep us safe from any Terrorist threats and other natural threats . How do you honor our veterans?

WE MUST HONOR ALL VETERANS. On Veterans day we honor our troops that fought in the services. For example, our Army fought in Afghanistan to for freedom. We depend on our troops to fight for our country. Soldiers endure many weeks of training to protect our flag and our country. The Army has many weeks of training before they go into war. Our Army learns how to use weapons while training.The Army, Navy, Marines, Air force protect our country. The Army is on the ground fighting. The Navy fights on the seas. The Marines go on land, sea, and air. The Air Force flies up in the air. There are many different ways the troops work in the services. For example, the men are on the front line, the women are the nurses or the helpers, and many more. We people honor the Army,Navy,Marines, and Air force on Veterans day every year on November 11th. Thank you and have a wonderful Veterans Day!!!!!

We must honor veterans, but why? We must Honor our Veterans because they fight for our freedom. They help our Country stay strong and brave. The Marines defend our country from the other countries. Yes some may die but they die happy because they know that they died for our Country the United States of America. They're the ones that give us our freedom. The Navy fight over seas they fight against the ones who dislike The United States of America. They’re the ones that make sure the sea is safe for us. So this is why we must honor our veterans November 11 th. We honor The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard because they fight for our freedom, protection, etc. We honor them by thanking them; for that we welcome them home.

Why and how do I honor your veterans? Why and how do I honor my veterans? Well I can’t console every family member, but I can say thank you. I can give respect to them. Imagine what it would be like if we had no one to fight the battles we try to forget today. We try to forget the battles, but NEVER forget who fought them. Veterans risked their own lives for us to have a joyful and happy life, while their family thinks about them, worries about them, Prays for them. So, to me they are my heroes. They are what give me pride every day because I know without them, the world would be a place where people would not like to be. To honor the veterans, I can’t shake every hand, but I can Thank them. I’m glad that at my school we have an assembly to honor them, we take away our class time to honor the veterans. Which I think is a good thing to do.

What we do to honor our veterans is by talking about it in class did you know that on November 11 is when the world war got over they put their guns down and now we honor them for what they did for our country to keep us safe with our families. We also have a veterans day assembly at are school with people in our community that was a veteran come to our school and talk about being a veteran/ what they had to do. Another way my family does to honor the Navy,Air force, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard is we go and spend time with are family/friends that was in the marine corps and army and we have a dinner with them altogether Another thing is we will go to the graveyard and we will see are family members that didn't make it :)

To honor my veterans, I can’t shake every hand or can’t put flowers on a grave. Or maybe I can’t even console every family member, just because they feel bad for what happened to the person that is gone. But I can be kind, and respectful. But after it’s all done I can say Thank you. Every once in awhile I could also think of them if it was their birthday or their own memorial. Just as long as it’s something nice to do for that person. For another nice thing to do is sometimes if you're not doing anything you could go to their grave and say a few words. I would always do something nice or respectful to honor my veterans. The 11th hour , and 11th day they would put their guns down to honor the ones that died. That would be the most respectful thing I would do to honor my veterans.

The reason we honor our veterans is because they fought for our country, they risked their lives, and they fought for freedom. On the eleventh month of the eleventh hour all of the soldiers put their guns down to stop World War One. Soldiers train for six weeks long so they can serve in the armed forces. A coast guard is a person who guard the coast. A navy force is a water force that is kind of like coast guards. Air force are the people who fly the jets and drop bombs and dog fight. Happy Veterans Day.

I honor our veterans. Each soldier endures many weeks of training to protect our flag and our country. They learn to fight in different ways, to use many weapons. The navy guards the sea. They also protect the coast, and they fight on the sea to protect from people that have guns from coming into our state. The army always defends the country that we live in and at least we know we’re free. All the six different army’s fight on ground, water, and in the air. On a special day November 11 mostly everybody stop’s to honor Veterans Day, the day that they stop having war.

Soldiers had to learn the many ways to fight and be able to not get seen.If they do they might not come home to see their friends, family, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles.And they will be missed a lot but they tried their hardest for us. Each and every November 11th we honor our veterans and pray for our fallen soldiers.



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Happy Halloween




Happy Halloween

Enjoy images from the 5th - 8th grade hallway!

Enjoy the poetry of grade five!



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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Off to a Popping Start


Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students started off with popping great time. "When we blow a bubble it’s like a brain full of knowledge,"one student commented.  You can read more and see more pictures on our teacher's (Ms. Edwards) blog.

Students in grades K-8 attended Rachel's Challenge at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School to learn about starting a chain reaction of kindess, a ripple effect when when we treat others with respect and kindness.


Students who chose to accept the five challenges from Rachel's life signed Nespelem's Banner to accept the pledge.



Students in Grades 5 6 7 and 8 are carrying that pledge further by participating in International Dot Day.  We will make our mark and make it matter. Kindness is a focus and pledge we make to make the world a better place. How? We've been learning about local people who have made a mark that mattered, and using lessons learned from their lives to choose to make a mark ourselves.

We hope you stop by to see our "Dot Gallery," and ask us how we are making a mark in the world.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Get Connected


It's August 1st and you may be *thinking* about the new year.

Did you know the Department of Education is sponsoring "Connected Educator Month?" Starting today FREE online learning events are scheduled just for you as an educator: http://connectededucators.org/cem/

Look around and try something. Dare to jump in and learn. Enjoy meeting and learning with educators just like you from around the US.

Try one thing. Enjoy!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Wrestling Coach of the Year


Our wrestlers proudly held the mat for our Nespelem Wrestling spirit under the fantastic direction of Coach Victor Camarena. 

This year at the District Championships, the high school and middle school coaches voted on the Coaches of the Year.  

We are honored that they selected our Coach Victor as the Middle School Coach of the Year. 

Congratulations, Victor!


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Ski in Style

Kolapore Ski Trail Through the Pines
We thank our  wonderful our 5th graders for their great citizenship on March 9, 2012 on our field trip! Be sure to see the Nespelem School Newsletter for the photo.

Loup Loup offered a free ski day for 5th graders which included lift ticket, rental equipment and lessons. Out of eleven 5th graders eight went skiing.

It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and the excitement was high. 

 They were all told they would have to wear helmets and they did so ALL day without complaining. 

They had lessons for one and half hours. We then had a lunch break.

The school provided lunch plus hot chocolate. The kids also brought money and could buy at the concession stand. 

They were on their own for the rest of the afternoon. Some stayed on the Bunny Hill, some went to the Junior Hill and one went to the top of the hill.

These students were helpful to each other, helping each other up when they fell down or just offering encouraging words to each other. They stayed outside practicing all day and we were there from 9 am to 4 pm. They had a blast, with lots of exercise and lots of fresh air.

Thank you for making this possible!

~ Mrs. Dickey


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Monday, January 23, 2012

Volunteer Honors


In the Grand Coulee Dam Area, The Star Newspaper encourages volunteerism by sponsoring a peer-reviewed campaign to honor one person others have deemed as  especially giving throughout their lives. 



This year the community voices selected our own Nespelem School Board Director,  Jeanne Moon. 

Nominated by Jolene Marchand, another Nespelem Board Director, Jeanne received recognition for her years of giving to the community not only through her forty-three years of school board work, including serving as advisor in Native American History for the Washington State School Directors Association, but also as the “go-to person” for “culture, tradition, religion and education,” says Colleen Leskinen. 

We thank Jeanne Moon for all her community work, and especially, for her continuous support of education at Nespelem School.




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Holiday Spirit


Thank you, Mrs. Armstrong-Montes!



For thirty-seven years, Nancy Armstrong-Montes has led the Nespelem School students in music and spirit for assemblies and especially for the Christmas program. Her piano and guitar accompaniment guides our voices in celebration of the holidays, providing us with joyful learning.









At the Christmas Program on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011, Nancy was honored for her years of service in not just music, but also in teaching by our Nespelem School Board of Directors, The Colville Tribes, and The Parent Education Committee. As Mary Richardson stated, “She treated everyone fairly.”
Finally, Mrs Montes asked all her previous and current students to take the stage to join in singing “Little Drummer Boy,” a song she has taught all her students to sing.




We thank Mrs. Armstrong-Montes for lifting our knowledge and our spirits.

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