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UNI Up Close

IMG_8371A big thank you to UNI for inviting me to speak at your UNI Up Close event for the 2nd year in a row.  I’m always so honored to be asked to talk about all the great things happening at Lowell, the great education I received at UNI, and inspire students of all ages.

Lowell Ice Bucket Challenge

We did it!  The Lowell staff was nominated to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge and each staff member was able to have 2 of their kiddos pour the water on us at an all school assembly.  This was a lot of fun for everyone involved, the kids loved it, and it was a great opportunity for the kids of Lowell to get involved in a charity event.  Enjoy our video! 🙂


We have nominated everyone down at ESC (Educational Service Center) to complete the challenge next.

I would say the staff at Lowell is pretty darn cool!  It’s a great day to be a Lowell Cougar!

IMG_7313We had a wonderful family event this morning and even though our numbers were smaller, it was great to see those that attended.

IMG_7314Our Flat Stanley’s (and robot) went on an adventure to the Waterloo Public Library during the 2 weeks since we last saw each other and were kind enough to bring us all an application to get our very own library card.  They all wrote us a nice little note on the back saying, “I went to the library.”  Students got to collect their Stanley and were instructed to send Stanley on another adventure and write it on the back.  (We learned one of our 2nd graders has a pony–we suggested letting Stanley go for a ride. We all hoped he wouldn’t fly away.  I guess we’ll have to wait until next time to see where all of our Stanleys went.)

I read Stanley at Bat to the kiddos and we had a fabulous time making predictions of what would happen to Stanley…such as:

  • The bat would fall on Stanley and make him even flatter.
  • Stanley would get a flat bat and be an amazing player.
  • Stanley would fly away playing because he’s so flat.

IMG_7309We had a lot of fun giggling about the book and the silly things that happened.  After we finished reading the book students were able to complete an All Star graphic organizer.  Each base had a task for the kids to complete–character, setting, problem, solution.

IMG_73112nd graders were able to pick out another free book and many stayed around to read their new book and put it in their writing logs.  I was able to go through the student’s writing journal and see what books they’ve been reading and their favorite parts.  I learned that a chicken is actually a living descendant of a dinosaur.  Who woulda thought? 🙂

We missed those of you unable to join us, but please come back for our next family event:

  • Tuesday, July 9th
  • Lowell Library
  • 11:30-12 lunch, 12-1 reading activities
  • Please don’t forget to bring back your Stanley and writing journal.

IMG_7310Also, we look forward to having Irving join us again.



What: Lowell Chuck E. Cheese fundraiser night.

Where: Chuck E. Cheese in Cedar Falls (5911 University Ave–right by Texas Road House)

When: Tuesday, November 6th from 3:30-9.  Come whenever and stay as long as you want.

Why: To raise money for Lowell elementary.  A portion of your purchase that night goes to Lowell.  (Just don’t forget to mention you are there for Lowell elementary!)

*Teachers: Bring your ID badge and you’ll get a FREE soda AND salad bar OR personal pizza.

*Kids: You’ll be getting a sticker from your teacher worth 10 FREE tokens.

*Parents: You can download extra certificates off Chuck E. Cheese’s website for additional free tokens and tickets.  Make sure you check that out so you don’t have to spend as much money on tokens!

I will be there rip roarin’ ready for an awesome time with my Lowell Cougars!  I hope to see you there, too!