26 April 2010

This is just a quick little update on our class goal to reach 1000 Box Tops this year. As most of you know, we surpassed that goal and currently have 2231 Box Tops in our collection. When we reached our 1000 goal, we decided that if we got 2000 Box Tops we would go bowling.


Getting to the bowling alley costs the big bucks. Provo School District charges an arm and a leg to rent, especially with only one class going. It would cost around $250 just for the bus. In the past, we have been able to have parent volunteer drivers. That wouldn't cost us anything. But, of course, our district has instituted stringent regulations that make it way too much paperwork for our dear parents.

SOOOO.....we talked it over and have decided on a different 2000 Box Top reward.

We will be going to the Provo Ropes Course. It is perfect. Why?
1. The owner's son, James, is in our class.
2. We will have pizza (part of the original goal) delivered to the course.
3. We are able to walk there. It is about a mile. We'll take it slow and it won't cost us a dime to walk.

If you are reading this and you are a parent of one of our students AND you would like to take a nice long on May 18th, let me know!

NOW...to thank you for saving your Box Tops for us all year. I think you'll like this video. It's cute, just like your kids!

21 April 2010

Our Friend From Louisiana!

Anyone who is familiar with our class knows our obsession with Box Tops.
Our mission this year was to collect at least one Box Top from every
state in the union.
we have done pretty well. We still need several more states.

Mrs. Anderson has several friends (about 100) that she met on a favorite
website where they gather to visit and share stories.
She happened to mention our class goal while chatting one day.
Let me tell you that things have gotten out of hand!
Many of these lovely friends have sent postcards, letters, coins, pictures, cards, stickers, toys, and (of course) Box Tops!

On Monday, we received a large package from our new friend named Barbara. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She sent us all kinds of information about her state. She sent each child a Mardi Gras flag and a rubber alligator to match the ones found in the swamps of Louisiana.
She also sent pictures along
with a very nice letter telling us
all about Louisiana.

Here we are in these pictures waving our Mardi Gras flags and giving a smooch to our rubber alligator.

It's nice to know that there are such wonderful people in this world.

07 April 2010

Our BYU Student Teacher

I feel badly that it has taken so long to introduce you to our student teacher. Her name is Ms. Brooke Bergeson. SHE IS FANTASTIC! We love her. She has done a lot for the children. They adore her

The worst part is this...she is all finished next Friday. We will be sad to let her go but know that she will make an outstanding teacher to many lucky children in the future.