WOW!! What a whirlwind of a start of the new 2016-2017 school year!! Room A3 and its teacher tenet have been super busy!! Causing mass chaos in its wake, Room A3 has been host to Spotlight classes, Art classes, Volleyball meetings, Chess Club meetings, and EF Tour planning. But without a doubt, Mrs. Roehm will make this school year the best!
I have found that the more years I teach, the more I allow to climb onto my plate. I have always been one to give my all in every endeavor in my classroom and in every regard of my students. I have so many things going on in my classroom; and I would love to share it all with you!
In SPOTLIGHT, my students are learning to be entrepreneurs by starting friendship bracelet companies. They had to apply for their jobs for Vice President of each department and for CEO. We have 9 companies competing to manufacture the “next big thing”. Each company has gained money from the venture capitalist to start the design process. During the design stage, “employees” sketched out their own bracelet design idea and then built a prototype. Each company had to decide on which bracelet to manufacture. Students are learning the entrepreneurial cycle and how to keep finances. Of course, the final goal is to make a profit! Each of the 9 companies still will have to manufacture, market, and sell their bracelets. Look for our Sales Bizarre coming to LMS soon!
In ART, my students have recently studied the artist Peter Max. He is actually one artist we study who is still alive! Thanks to Peter Max, we have the psychedelic art coined during the 70’s. Did you know he helped with The Beatles’ album art? Peter Max has actually painted a cruise ship, which I got to see in the Bahamas last year. He has painted one of Dale Earnhart’s cars and a Boing 77 jet! He also has painted the posters used to advertise many events around the world, for example, The World Cup, The Olympics, The Kentucky Derby, several Super Bowls, and World Series.
Boy! OH BOY! Our Lady Patriots are on FIRE!! Your 8th grade volleyball ladies’ record is 5-0! Your 7th grade volleyball ladies’ record is 4-1! Huge Thank You to Coach Bob and Coach Lisa for all their hard work and dedication! Also, huge thank you to our Children of the Corn, Jr. Student section!! LMS has the BEST student support this year!! And a special thanks to the “sports castors” from “ESPN” for game coverage last night!!
COSTA RICA! A3 has been preparing for summer 2017 already!!This year, I and a group of students will be traveling to the beautiful country of Costa Rica in June. We will be traveling through the company EF Tours. We will be gone 10 days adventuring all over the Arenal region taking in the beauty of the Arenal Volcano, kayaking, relaxing in the heated pools, and seeing the La Fortuna waterfall. We will travel to Monteverde and walk in the clouds in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest. We will also leave a piece of Lewisburg behind when we plant a tree in the forest. Along with visiting a local school, touring the rainforest canopy, enjoying an alligator boat cruise, and white water rafting the Sarapiqui River, we will immerse ourselves in the Costa Rican culture during an authentic folklore evening. The adventures will be here before we know it!
Chess Club meets in A3 every other week on Thursdays from 3-4pm. Anyone interested in playing chess is invited to come. Mr. Louie Smith will be here giving lessons and supervising those special chess moves. Those who are interested in competing in the District Chess Tournament are encouraged to come to chess club to practice their skills. Only the top 10 players from 6th grade and the top 10 players from 7th and 8th grade combined will be able to compete. The tournament is planned for November 17, 2016 at Longview Heights Baptist Church.
WOW!! With that all being said, 2016-2017 school year is going to be PHENOMENAL!! I pray that all our students, faculty, staff, and administration have a BLESSED year!!