Thursday, April 14, 2022

UMS made a Red Clover quilt!

 Students at UMS have been reading this year's Red Clover books. In honor of Nana Akua Goes to School, the students each created a square for our school quilt. Nana shares symbols that are important with her granddaughter by making a quilt. 

Students thought about what is important to them and decided on symbols to represent that on their squares. We have a colorful quilt full of heart!
Keep reading! Ms. Hebert


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Spring Book Fair March 21-25, 2022!

 Here is the link to our book fair homepage:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/unionmemorialschool1

This link is for shopping, eWallet, payment info, and the Scholastic fair flier.







UMS Book Fair March 21-25, 2022!

Students: shop in-person March 21st-25th

Payment methods: cash, check (to UMS PTA), eWallet

Families: shop digitally March 21st-April 3rd

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/unionmemorialschool1

Payment methods: credit, eWallet

Thank you for supporting reading!

Here are a few of the new titles we have added to the collection:

 If you would like to read any of these, come see Ms. Hebert in the library.






A book about food got us thinking...

 We enjoyed the book, Every Night is Pizza Night, by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. The main character, Pipo, believes that pizza is the best food and should be eaten every night. Her parents send her on a quest to try other foods in the neighborhood to see if her favorite stays the same. 


Second graders started thinking about their favorite foods, where they enjoy them, and who shared with food with them. We then made a goal of creating a book of their favorites where everyone has a page to share about their food. Here are a few examples:








Friday, December 3, 2021

Hour of Code

 The Hour of Code is happening across the world during the week of Dec. 6-10, 2021. The goal is to introduce computer science to students all around the world and give them time to code.

Click on the picture to try coding in the game Kodable. We are going to play without saving online for this experience.

  • Click the link
  • Play online
  • Play without saving
  • Click Playing at School (if at UMS) or Playing from Home (if you are not at UMS)
  • Click your grade level (Kindergarten, First Grade or Second Grade)
  • Follow the tutorials (videos tell you how to play)



Monday, November 22, 2021

Making Magical Yets!

 We read the book, the Magical Yet, by Angela DiTerlizzi. In the story, a girl wants to give up on learning to ride her bike after a fall until she discovers her magical yet, who knows she can get it!


The students then made their own yets! Here are a few to enjoy:







Thursday, September 30, 2021

A UMS Book Fair

 We have a Book Fair Coming!



The Fall Book Fair will be online and in-person. Students only may shop for books at school. Families may shop together online Oct. 11-24, 2021. Our Book Fair is to support reading and to make sure each classroom has access to BookFlix (which is a database to hundreds of read alouds). Our fair will run October 12-15, 2021. Soon you will see a flyer coming home highlighting a few titles found at the fair. I will also be putting together an order form with pictures of the book cases. Families can look at the order form, circle what they want, send the order form with payment to school, and the order will be sent home in backpacks (or special arrangements for surprises can be made). Thank you for supporting reading! 

Book Fair Homepage with info, shopping link, and eWallet link:

Here is a copy of the order form that was sent home on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 if families want to purchase from the in-person book fair happening Oct. 12th-15th.