Chalk Talk


Here are some alliteration poems by Andrea Slack’s third-graders:

One wailing wombat wondered why
Two t-rexes tackled two tiny turtles.
Three thresher sharks thought that
Four fantastic
frogs fought on Friday.
Five fearful ferrets fought for their lives because
Six soaring seagulls saw supper.
Christian Nicholson

One wimpy walrus waddled whimpering while
Two turkeys talked trouble.
Three thorough thresher sharks thought
Four flaming flamingoes failed.
Five flattering foxes fought
Six smug slugs and salamanders.
Sequoia Swindler

One waltzing wombat wondered why
Two ticked turtles twitched during the tango.
Three thoughtful thrushes thought that
Four flaming ferrets failed flying.
Five fast flamingoes fled from
Six scary snakes squirming in the stream.
Lauren Andrews

One whimsical walrus wobbled while
Two tiny turkeys tangoed and turned.
Three thresher sharks threw thermometers, then
Four frightened flamingoes found flutes.
Five funny frogs frolicked on Friday because
Six sleepy slugs snored a lot.
Nathan Whittle

One wild wolf waltzed while wondering why
Two tiny turtles tangoed in tutus.
Three thresher sharks thought
Four flea families flew to Florida.
Five fabulous foxes forgot
Six slow snakes slithered to
South Dakota.
Lesae Pfeffer

One whiney walrus wondered why
Two tickled turtles tangoed together.
Three thieves thought that
Four flying flamingoes fought fleas.
Five flat fearless foxes forgot
Six snoring slimy slugs in South Dakota.
Kynsie Richardson
— Andrea Slack, teacher


Cheep, cheep, cheep! The sound of new life filled our second-grade classroom as we waited, watched and learned about the development of a chick from fertilization to hatching. Utilizing an incubator from the Washington State University 4-H organization, the students tracked developmental stages on a calendar and excitedly welcomed a little brood of chicks in a variety of types and colors. This spring, our class has researched and observed the life cycles of plants and animals, including worms, insects, chickens and frogs. These hands-on learning experiences are engaging and help students make connections across the curriculum. We have read many books, written research reports, stories and poems. Besides, there is nothing sweeter than a little peep!
— Renee Mullikin, teacher


Parents and honored students will attend the Honor Roll Breakfast on May 16, for last names beginning with A-K, and May 23, for last names beginning with L-Z. Breakfast begins at 9:20 a.m. Students on the honor roll have a 3.0 and higher grade-point average.


• First Teacher:
Friday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. — Kathryn McCready talks about childhood allergies.
Monday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. — Reading Time with retired school counselor Lynne Sharp. Each child attending Reading Time will receive a free book!
Tuesday, May 17 – WIC (Women, Infants and Children). For more information about the WIC program, contact Pam Walker at 417-2275.
— Cynthia Martin, director, Nicole Brewer, parent coordinator
• Sequim Community High School — Congratulations to the following students whose artwork was chosen to be in this year’s Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts: Jake Bonifazio, Laura Quinones, Kayleigh Spray and Jordyn Sutterby. These four students deserve to be recognized for the efforts they have shown in their art this year.
— Martha Rudersdorf, art teacher


Congratulations to the following Sequim High School students whose artwork was chosen to be in this year’s Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts over Memorial Day weekend at the Vern Burton Center in Port Angeles:
Jesh Anthony, Patrick Carpenter, Jaiden Dokken, Alex Durant, Mercedes Meyer, Julie Miller, Miranda Robertson, Amber Tuttle, Sarah Necco, Kasey Anderson, Elora Meeker, Dan McMurray, Dylan Foxlee, Idris Ostovsky, Camille Himmelberger, Melissa Gonzalez and Annie Christie.
— Jaye Hall and Martha Rudersdorf, art teachers

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