Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Little FUN Coming To Van Meter On February 1.....Bubble Gum Day, Author Ruth Spiro, and PBIS Celebration!

We have been getting a little excited about a very special day coming up here at Van Meter.  

On February 1st, we will celebrate Bubble Gum Day again!   

Our dear friend and author Ruth Spiro started Bubble Gum Day in 2006.  
During this special day, students may purchase gum to chew for 5o cents.  The money raised then goes to a charity of the schools choice.  
At Van Meter, we are donating the money earned to LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day, which will be celebrated on March 6, 2013. 


And as a very very special treat for all of us, Ruth who is also the author of Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artisit, is going to Skype into Van Meter and read to our students.   We just love Skyping with Ruth and her little dog too.

To make it even better.....Tarena Toy, first grade teacher, and my sister Heather Fox, who is the teacher associate in Tarena's room, are going to be Skyping in with Ruth and Van Meter from their classroom at Amana Elementary in the Clear Creek Amana School District.  My nephew Carson is also in the classroom.  It is going to be so much fun!
This is the flyer that we sent home with all of the students this week. 

And I almost forgot to tell you....

We are also having our "School Wide PBIS Celebration" on this day too.  It will be fun to be in our pajamas when we Skype Ruth.  :) 
On the Bubble Gum Day website, there is one page entitled  Bubble Gum Day Activity Guide loaded with lots of great activities.

The picture of our second graders is just one writing example that can be done on Bubble Gum Day.  The students write direction to blowing a bubble.  When their directions are done they then see how easy it is blow a bubble.

It is going to be a great week....Lets have fun, think of what we are raising money for, and how lucky we are to have books, nice places to read, and the ability to read as well.

We hope you celebrate Bubble Gum Day with your students, teachers, and school community too!  :)

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