Chalk Talk

Here are more Diamante poems from Andrea Slack’s third-graders:

Glittery, Fluffy,
Sledding, Snowshoeing, Skiing
Sled, Hot Cocoa, Snowflake, Stars
Walking, Falling, Running
Creamy, Soft
Isabella Gawley

Rainy, Cold
Running, Jumping, Juking
Drinks, Shirts, Hotdogs, Soda
Tackling, Eating, Cheering
Chilly, Slushy
Matthew Mahlum

New Year
Big, Dark
Yelling, Celebrating, Cheering
Sparkling Cider, Fireworks,
Horns, Temple
Drinking, Eating, Thinking
Fun, Cool
New Year
Sara Minty

Silky, Chilly
Sledding, Snowboarding, Ice Skating
Snowflake, Snowman, Carrot Nose,
Black Hat
Caroling, Dreaming, Caring
Peaceful, Kind
Nathan Whittle

New Year
Super, Exciting
Running, Jumping, Playing
Fireworks, Lights, Colors, Family
Stirring, Collecting, Greeting
Heroic, Awesome
New Year
Michel Himmelberger

Fluffy, White
Snowball Fighting, Ice Skating,
Snowboard, Ice Skate, Sled, Ski
Walking, Caroling, Dreaming
Icy, Peaceful
Sequoia Swindler

Cold, Freezing
Snowboarding, Sledding, Ice Skating
Snowflake, Cocoa, Snowman, Scarf
Caroling, Walking, Shopping
Grateful, Pretty
Maggie Thayer

New Year
Tired, Dark
Laughing, Funny Dancing, Cheering
Little Go-Kart, Fireworks, Corks, Late
Playing, Walking, Running
New, Happy
New Year
Ridge Armstrong

Fluffy, Cold
Sledding, Skiing, Snowshoeing
Snowflake, Hat, Snowman, Hot Cocoa
Caroling, Skating, Watching
Icy, Glittery
Erin Dwyer

New Year
Awesome, Exciting
Jumping, Yelling, Looking
Fireworks, Balloons, Streamers,
Space Needle
Playing, Walking, Running
Fun, Funny
New Year
Kynsie Richardson
New Year
Colorful, Exciting
Celebrating, Drinking, Eating
Fireworks, Apple Cider, Popcorn, Movies
Enjoying, Relaxing, Laughing
Fun, Joyful
New Year
Megan Turner

Icy, Cold
Sledding, Falling, Snowboarding
Ice, Snowflake, Leaf, Snowman
Playing, Walking, Dreaming
Freezing, Wonderful
Jameson Burns

New Year
Dark, Late
Watching, Cheering, Yelling
Pop, Fireworks, Brother, Friends
Exciting, Helping, Waiting
Fun, Cool
New Year
Makenzie Walla
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Claire Hallinan’s third-grade class held a readers’ theater for parents and other third-grade classes, featuring excerpts from Dr. King’s famous speech. Every student was responsible for reciting their own line. Students also sang two patriotic songs, “Separate but Equal” and “He Had a Dream,” set to karaoke music. The class learned multi-syllable vocabulary words and their meanings and reasons why our nation celebrates the life and work of Dr. King.
— Claire Hallinan, teacher

■ Children in Patty Sullivan’s kindergarten class shared their thoughts on how they would make the world a better place:
I wish the world would shake hands and be nice. Madison White
I wish the color of our skin did not matter. Logan Endicott
I want people to be kind to one another. Sammy King
— Abby Hare, secretary

■ Got Math? Greywolf Elementary is offering an open invitation to all staff, students, administrators, board members and the community for an evening of math games and an ice cream social gala event in the gym. Be sure to mark your calendar for 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Student experts will guide you through math games that are part of our curriculum study. We look forward to seeing you at this annual enjoyable event!
— Pat Quinet and Monique Brasher, teachers and Math Night coordinators

■ Drum Circle meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Dave Luebbert is the very capable Caribbean/African drum circle instructor. He also shares his talents with the Snap program and the Boys & Girls Club in Sequim. The students are learning to “speak their drums” using fundamental rhythmic patterns in unison, echoing and dialogue. Cross-brain networking, coordination, focused concentration, listening skills and keeping the steady beat with eventual layered ensemble playing all come together in drum circles.
— Gini Wuebold, music teacher

First Teacher:
Monday, Jan. 31 — First Teacher closed for Records Day
Tuesday, Feb. 1 — WIC (Women, Infants and Children). For more information about the WIC program, contact Pam Walker at 417-2275.
Friday, Jan. 28 — Catharine Foxlee, school birth-to-6 psychologist, concludes a three-part series on Sibling Rivalry at 10:30 a.m. Child care is available. Please call 582-3428 or 681-2250 to reserve a spot.
— Cynthia Martin, director and Chase Hill, VISTA volunteer

■ SHS Band Boosters are sponsoring a rummage sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in the cafeteria to help raise money for the spring trip to the Heritage Festival in Anaheim.
— Kathy Moore, Band Boosters

■ Once again this year, students in German II and III completed visual and written presentations of a city in a German-speaking country. Their presentations were partly to totally in German. The quality of work was outstanding this year, and four students were chosen by their peers for the best visual presentations.
This year’s winners were: Brenna Moore for her presentation of Bern, Switzerland; Stephanie Laurie for her presentation of Muenster, Germany; and Allison Seeber-Lestage and Sarah Stoffer for their presentation of Essen, Germany.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated and especially to the winners for their extra effort. Sehr gut gemacht!
— Dale Nesse, teacher

■ SHS is proud of seniors Kim Duce and Sage Brown for making the all-league bowling team for the year! Four members of the team, including Duce, Brown, Danyelle Wilson and Mikayla Ahlin advanced to compete in the district tournament to be held in Tacoma on Jan. 29. We will be looking for more female students to come out for the bowling team next year!
— Randy Perry, bowling coach

■ Senior play: ‘One Hundred Years of Comedy’
In celebration of Sequim High School’s 100th year, the senior class will present a special night of comedy entitled “Senior Night Laugh-In: One Hundred Years of Comedy.” A large cast will entertain the audience with sketches from such famous comedians as Red Skelton, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Laurel and Hardy and even the Three Stooges. In the mix will be some original sketches for a night of laughs for all ages.
The show opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave., with additional 7 p.m. performances Feb. 5, 11 and 12, and one at 4 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets are available at the door one hour before each show. Admission is $7, $5 for students with ASB cards, children 12 and younger, and senior citizens. For more information, call 460-7517.
— Christy Rutherford, senior play director

■ Parents of seniors — Senior ads that will appear in the yearbook may be purchased for $50 at the high school office. The deadline is Jan. 28. A quarter-page ad includes a baby photo of your senior (which you will need to provide) and a short parent sentiment (less than 50 words). Send photos to or bring the photo in to be scanned.
— Jim Heintz, teacher
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