Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Hello Family and Friends :)

It's Tuesday.  We are finished up with our practice testing today.  Yesterday we tested Reading and Science and today we tested in Math and Language Mechanics.  Class was great during testing.  I believe that each student worked hard and tried their best - thank you all for your support!

We have had a modified schedule the last two days with testing. 

In Mrs. Thomas's math class we did have homework.  Students need to complete their workbook pages 93-97 tonight.  We're working on area and perimeter and learning how to find both of those of different shapes.

Havea  wonderful evening :)


Thursday, April 12, 2012



The weather is deceiving we found at recess today! I thought it would be warmer outside. Our Living Wax Museum at school was this afternoon - the students really enjoyed getting into "character" for their famous Kentuckians! Thank you for being supportive of this fun project. It has come a long way and we're delighted with the results!

In reading we are using graphics to help understand the text further. Students found different graphics today and explained how that graphic helped to further their understanding of the text.

In math today we began working on vertical and horizontal lines. We learned that horizontal lines are formed on the horizon and can be found everywhere! We found vertical lines are perpendicular to the ground and can be found many places too in our classrooms and outside the school. Students identified these lines during class.

We do not have homework today as the Living Wax museum is this evening (it is OPTIONAL). There are several students from our class participating from 5:30-6:30 in the library.

Thank you all, have a great Thursday!

Monday, April 9, 2012


It's Monday!

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope everyone en joyed their week off and got some much needed rest!  I did some hiking and had some days with my family back home in Maysville, Kentucky.

In Reading this week we are working on using information in charts, graphs, and timelines to help understand text. 

"Read a Sports Schedule" worksheet

In Math we are beginning to work with protractors to measure angles and estimate angles.

Math WORKBOOK pages 49-50.  (This should be in students soft books/workbook).

Enjoy this springtime weather!

Ms. Collins

Saturday, April 7, 2012


...Jack Robert Thomas!!!  
he was born about 12 hours after UK won their 8th national championship title,
so it's only fitting he'd go home in UK getup :)

He's here!  HE'S HEREEEEE!!!
Our sweet Baby Jack was born last Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 11:07a.m.  He weighed 6lbs 4ounces, was 19 1/4 inches long, and had a full head of jet-black hair!  He looks just like his daddy, Mr. Thomas!  He is very "go with the flow", very calm, and is a huge love-bug as he loves to snuggle!  

I miss you all so, so much!  Seriously.  I may or may not have had some days with tears :(  BUT, I am enjoying receiving letters from you!  They help on the days where I'm really needing some quality time with my babes. I hope to get Baby Jack up to see you all as soon as possible (once he's a few weeks old), so here are some more pics for your viewing pleasure to hold you over until then...

first car ride

sunlight snoozin'

hanging out with Mommy :)

"are YOU lookin' at ME?!?"

"seriously, Mommy...NO more pictures"

lookin' at his Daddy :)

going home!

big boy in his car seat

 Jackbaby says he cannot wait to meet you all soon!!!