January 31, 2010: Weekly Reminders

1. LIBRARY: Don’t forget, we have library tomorrow!

2.WATER CYCLE/WEATHER TEST: We will be having our test on Monday. Don’t forget to go over the review packet that came home last week.

3.FEBRUARY SELF-ESTEEM PROJECT: The “Love Hearts” are due back to school by Tuesday. I can’t wait to see how everyone decorated them!!

4.UNIT 5 MATH TEST: We will be having our test on Geometry on Wednesday. Watch for review sheets to come home on Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure to review the names of 2D and 3D shapes.

5.HAITI BAKE SALE: We will be having a bake sale on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to help Haiti. Don’t forget your money!!


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January 30, 2010: Make a Snowflake

Well, we sure haven’t had very much snow this year!! So, since the snow won’t come to us, I thought that we would go to the snow.  I found this really cool site where you can make your own snowflake. Just click here on  Snow Days, then click on “Create your own snowflake”, and use the on-line scissors to cut out your own individual snowflake. Please remember our on-line safety rules. Only add your first name and your city and state. Leave a comment here and let us know what you thought of the site. Have fun!!!

January 29, 2010: Math Club

Mrs. Laidlaw and myself had another great meeting of the Math Club after school today. Today we focused on money. We began with Mrs. Laidlaw reading a story called Pigs Will Be Pigs. It was a really cute story about a pig family who turn their house upside down looking for money, so that they can go out to dinner. Each child was then given a baggie of change. They had to sort  and count out their change. Then they had to show 3 different amounts to a partner to buy candy from the “candy store.” We then moved into some centers. Today’s centers included: Show & Solve Money Sliders, shopping at a pet store, money wallets, matching money puzzles, and a money game.

January 29, 2010: Mystery Reader

This week we were surprised when Ashley’s mom and brother knocked on our door after lunch. Mrs. Dmytryszyn read us a book called Giraffes Can’t Dance. They also brought us some yummy Smarties to munch on after the story. A great big thank you to Ashley’s mom for coming in and reading to us today. We have the next several weeks open for Mystery Reader. If you are interested in coming in and reading to us, just drop me a note or an email.

January 27, 2010: Homophones

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As part of our spelling unit this week, the skill that we are working on is homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same, but are spelled different. An example is, ate and eight. After discussing what homophones are, we read a book called, Dear Deer, by Gene Barretta. Each page used a set of homophones in one sentence. After reading this funny story, we each chose a set of homophones, and wrote a sentence for them. Then we each made a page for a class book. It included our sentence and a picture. Here is a slide show of our pages. Hope you enjoy them!

January 26, 2010: Tacky The Penguin

As part of our Tolerance unit, we read a book called, Tacky the Penguin. Tacky was an odd bird, he was different than all the rest. One of the things that made him different was his wild hawaiian t-shirt. Each student made their own “Tacky” at school. Then they took home a plain, white t-shirt to decorate and make it their own. Here is a slide show of our “Tackys”.

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