Saturday, May 26, 2018

Reality Hits

Just taking a walk around my neighborhood last night, so many people were out on their front porches. My neighborhood feeds in to Noblesville West. People were just talking, wondering what to do. Shaking their heads. I stopped and talked to a few of them, and heard their first-hand stories of their kids running across the field, into nearby businesses, and into the woods. The chaos as they waited to pick up their loved ones. 

As soon as I got home yesterday afternoon, my neighbors came to see if I was okay because a couple of them thought that I may have worked there. As recently as yesterday morning, I had played out in my mind what I would do in a school shooting. This was before anything happened.

I guess maybe it was inevitable that this would one day happen right here in our backyard. It shouldn't have been, of course, but perhaps that's just what it was.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


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Tomorrow is Black and White Spirit Day! Everyone dress up as your favorite racing flag. 

Clean Out the Fridge Time!

Hello everyone it’s that time of year for the cafeteria to use up what we have left in the freezer. So here is the menu for next week. We will not be having salads; we will only be having hot lunch and peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Tuesday 5/29 Chicken smackers, mashed potatoes w/gravy or PBJ

Wednesday 5/30 Pizza or PBJ

Thursday 5/31 Hot Dog or PBJ

If you have and question, please just send me an email or stop by the cafeteria.  J

Beverley Allen
Cafeteria Manager
Woodbrook Elementary

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Surfing Into...Sniffle...

5th grade 2017-2018

5th Grade party - "Surfing into 6th grade"

It's time to celebrate graduating 5th grade.
The party will be at North Beach at Northview Church. Food will be provided. There will also be Basketball, Gaga ball, Table shuffle board, hanging out with friends, photo booth, and dance party.

We need to know if your child will be in attendance.  We also need an emergency contact number to be provided in the comments.

If you have any questions please reach out to Tina Fleming @

Date: 05/30/2018 (Wed.) Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT Location: North Beach at Northview Church

Mr. C here: This is also on Sign-Up Genius (I copied and pasted from there). Here is a link.

Driving It Home

Well, the kids are as ready as they'll ever be for the math test tomorrow (my math class, that is--I think the other classes actually had their this morning).

Plug for the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive! Woodbrook is trying to help stock up the Hamilton County Summer Lunch Program. If you're at the store, don't forget to buy an extra peanut butter and/or jelly. I need to do that tonight, because the drive ends on Friday! (Although it would be pretty heartless of them not to accept it later on, but you get the idea.)

Now we're gearing up to work on our essays, our radio dramas, and to learn about Lewis and Clark! Everyone have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Happy Birthday to Kiarra!

I've been waiting all school year to type this post, because Kiarra has a near-adult sense of what is fair and honest. She also has a deep compassion for the Lifeskills kids that is almost unequalled.

Kiarra is, in my opinion, the best ref for silent ball. Why? Because she is fair to everyone. Almost all of the other students are a little too nervous about counting anyone out, but with Kiarra, she cares only about whether or not you have broken a rule or missed the ball. The amount of "re-do"s goes down sharply when she is in charge.

Also, as I said above, I love watching her work with the Lifeskills students. She makes sure they are doing what they have to do, and she doesn't talk to them like they're babies. She speaks to them in a grown-up manner that shows them how they ought to act. I remember laughing inside to myself when I would listen to her read to Liam in the hallway about the Colts or dirt-biking or anything else that Kiarra wasn't the most interested in. I'm sure she learned a thing or two from reading those books, and Liam has always loved it.

I haven't even mentioned how accomplished she is in swimming for the Carmel Swim Team. All those smarts, her giving and fair character, and athletic ability--Kiarra is the total package.

Happy Birthday, Kiarra! You definitely deserve a great one!

Packed Like a Clown Car

We are not taking it easy and just coasting in to the end. The kids have been working hard on their persuasive essays, math, finishing up some grammar items, and practicing our radio dramas.

This afternoon, we will be looking into the "current" social studies stuff such as the Industrial Revolution, women's rights, and World War I, or at least as much as we will be able to fit in. This isn't a necessary part of the curriculum, but I do want to give the kids some context for the things we have learned throughout this school year.

Plus, we're going to try to squeeze in a look at the four spheres of the Earth--which we have talked about already, but I'm just looking to solidify it in their minds. It's an easy standard to fulfill, so it shouldn't be too hard. It's just trying to get everything packed in.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Perfectly and Abundantly Deficient

Today, we studied up for our Math tests on Thursday, we practiced our radio dramas, we did some work on our persuasive essays, and I just may have changed my mind on the whole social studies project thing.

Still not sure about anything else on the whole end-of-year graduation/party deal. I'll try to do some more digging tomorrow and see if I can't get to the bottom of it.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Just In Case It's Still In Your Kid's Backpack

I've heard from a few parents that they didn't have any information on the end of the year party and graduation. I do apologize, because these were sent home a couple weeks ago. I tried to copy and paste it directly from the emails I had received (the only info I have), but it doesn't seem to have worked out too well. I hope this helps!

Drama, Controversy, and Government

This week, we will have a Math test on Thursday! (Study guide coming out tomorrow...)

We will have our final week of spelling.

The kids are practicing and performing radio dramas!

They will be finishing up their persuasive essays regarding the controversies of chocolate milk in schools.

Lastly, we will be doing a quickie social studies unit on the president's cabinet.

Happy week!

One Last Chance at Normal

As wonky as this last week was--between the choir show, Ruth Lilly, and track and field day--I'm glad to say it's over. Luckily, this next week we get one last chance at a normal week.

I'll be back later with an update before the week gets started, but in the meantime, I hope everyone enjoys a fantastic Sunday.

Friday, May 18, 2018

All They Do Is Watch Us

Hold your kids close tonight. No words for the time we're living in.