APS Express 11/17/2022
November 17, 2022
Thank You, Veterans!
Students from both Altenburg Public School and United in Christ Lutheran School joined together last Friday to honor the Veterans in our community. It was our privilege to say "thank you" to all of America's veterans, for your quiet courage and exemplary service--to let you know we are grateful and acknowledge your many sacrifices and accomplishments.
At the Veterans Day Service, we recognized the veterans in our lives by thanking all those among us who, despite the risk and sacrifice, raised their hand to serve and defend this beautiful country—our veterans, active-duty service members, guardsmen and reservists. We know that their service has helped keep our country and its citizens safe and free. We also acknowledged those families of service members and veterans who help shoulder the weight of war and the burdens of sacrifice. To the mothers, fathers, spouses and children of our military men and women—thank you. Your love, support and resilience are the backbone of this nation, and that must never be forgotten. Through music, public speaking, and prayer, our students were able to honor our heroes.
Thank you to all our veterans who served in war and in peace. God Bless America.
Balancing your Online and your Offline Life
For kids, digital life is real life. It's where they build friendships, take a stand on issues, and do so much more. In school, we encourage kids to reflect on their media habits and build digital citizenship skills. Check out what students at APS think about finding that balance between life on a screen and life beyond one.
How do you balance your online life with your offline life?
I think that a good way to balance my online and offline activities is to make a schedule. Setting a schedule is a great way to stay organized, be online, (but not for too long) and get everything that needs to be done done.
-Adalyn, 6th Grade
I balance my daily activities with screen time by making sure I'm happy with what I'm doing and making sure not to get an overload of one thing or another. The activities that make me happy include cheer, piano, and board games. I feel generally happier offline.
-Sarah, 6th Grade
There are three things that I will do to change my activities and digital habits. First, I will stop when I feel the need to. I get headaches easily, so I take breaks much more frequently. Secondly, whenever I feel like I have something that I could be doing, to stop and get it done, which makes me feel productive. Lastly, I can limit my time on my phone, especially when it is very nice outside! (which isn’t going to happen much anymore.)
-Hailey, 6th Grade
Sleep, don’t stay up all night on a device. Stop after a bit and read a book if you don’t want to go to bed yet.
-Jackson, 6th Grade
To change my digital habits I go and bake, play with my little sister, and make schedules for other days. To balance out my screen time I normally go outside and play for the time I was on my IPad.
-Bailey, 5th Grade
I balance my screen time by following my dad's rules. I feel better on are the days with less screen time.
-Cohen, 5th Grade
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Family Reading Night
First Girls Basketball Game - January 6th!
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Ms. Tessa Burroughs
Sing it with me—”It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”
Christmas is just 38 days away!
Time really does fly when you’re having fun and that is our goal in Preschool, well and learning!
Even though the Christmas season is my favorite, I can’t forget about Thanksgiving. We are just a week away from enjoying some special family time and focusing on what we are thankful for. I am thankful to spend these school days with all 13 of our Preschool students, soon it will be 15!
We recently did studies on Community Helpers, Fire Safety, and Fall. On Halloween day we enjoyed our class Halloween party and dressing up in our costumes. The past two weeks we met and learned about 8 shape friends. We have also gone through all the colors, learned their songs, and found them all around our classroom. This week our focus is Thanksgiving and what we are thankful for. If you are needing a new turkey recipe for your Thanksgiving meal, be sure to see how some of our 3 & 4 year old’s would prepare a turkey, it might just become your new recipe!
Merry Christmas…oh and Happy Thanksgiving from Preschool!