Computer Favorites

Teachers all over Texas are already thinking about how they will engage 25+ students simultaneously once school begins again in August. I came across this site of Computer Lab Favorites by Scholastic and thought it might be of use to some of us. As stated in the subtitle, this site provides 50 one-stop learning activities that last 15-30 minutes each.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

Reading Should Be Fun



Mrs. Dickson recently read an article in US Weekly which featured author, James Patterson, and his views on the process of learning to reading and the development of the love of reading.  The article, similar to an article that appeared in Publishers Weekly, voiced his opinion that the task of challenging children to love to read falls upon us, the adults in their lives.

The staff at White Oak Elementary accept this challenge, and in order to promote this goal, we are adding links to our left sidebar under the headings “Reading” and “Math”.  We want to encourage each of you to explore and practice these important skills.  Watch for new links to be added.

Readers are Leaders!


And these readers will be leading the pack on their new bicycles. The Knights of Pythias Longview Lodge #26 sponsored a reading contest for the 1st and 2nd graders.  Each night that the students read a book, recorded it on a reading log, and returned it to their teacher, they received a ticket for the drawing.  The Knights gave each participating student a certificate, and the boy and girl winning readers from each grade level received a bike plus a helmet.

The winners were 1st graders Andrea Y. and Alex R.  Second graders were Lindsey C. and Sam B.

This was our third annual contest, and we hope to be able to participate again next year. Congratulations to all the winners!

First Grade Author’s Tea

author's tea
The White Oak Primary first graders will host an Author’s Tea on April 29th at 11:30. Invitations will be sent home to parents with your children, so please be watching for it.  Each student will read a book that he/she has written sometime this year. The readings will be followed by the serving of tea and cookies by our students. The program will take place in the first grade classrooms and does not last long. We want to encourage you to come and participate in this special event.

Chocolate Bunnies Come Hopping In


The Primary Chocolate Bunnies will be arriving tomorrow and the office staff will be rushing to get them sorted and ready for parent pickup. Watch for information to come home with your child regarding times and place. Thank you so much for a successful fund raiser. Our primary students are the best!