January 30, 2013: Measuring Unit

Last week we began our new unit in science called Measuring Matters. Today, we began our lesson with a book called, How Big is a Foot? We talked about standard and non-standard units of measurement. We then went on a Measuring Scavenger Hunt. We went around our classroom with a tape measure and a partner looking for items that were certain lengths. We ended our lesson by watching a Brain Pop Jr. video on measuring. Here are a few pictures of us working with our partners.

January 29, 2013: Spelling~Unit 16

This week we are working on Unit 16 in Spelling. Today, your child should have brought home their pretest and homework sheet. Please remember that spelling homework is due back by Friday each week. This week’s skill is working with compound words. If you would like to practice this week’s skill, just click on the picture below, and it will take you to a game.

THIS WEEK’S WORDS ARE: man, too, any, day, same, write

January 29, 2013: Simile Video

Today we learned about similes and how to use them in our writing. We read a book called, Crazy Like a Fox, a Simile Story and watched a video on BrainPop Jr. We also wrote a simile and put it with a picture in an app called Skitch on the iPads. Watch for a slide show of them coming soon.  Here is a cool simile video I found last year.

January 28, 2013: Snow Day Survey

Hello Everyone! I hope you enjoyed your day off of school. I was playing around on our classroom weebly and made a snow day survey. Just click on the picture below to take the survey. It is only 4 questions and will only take a minute to complete.  Make sure to type in your name and you will receive 5 Eagle Bucks for taking the survey. THANKS!!!


January 28, 2013: Leave a Comment

Hello Students!!

I would like to see you guys start to leave comments on the blog. I thought I would start with a question. What is one thing that you did over the weekend? To leave a comment, just click on “comments” at the bottom of this post. If you would like to see what I did this weekend, just click on “comments” and you can read it. Don’t forget to leave your name when you leave your comment. Oh, I almost forgot! Everyone who leaves a comment on Monday will receive 5 Eagle Bucks on Tuesday.

January 26, 2013: Weekly Reminders

TACKY T-SHIRTS: Don’t forget to return your decorated t-shirt on Monday. We will be glueing them on our Tacky’s and creating a Skitch with them.

EARLY RELEASE DAY: Monday is an Early Release Day. Dismissal will be at 1:30.

GYM/LIBRARY: We have Gym class on Tuesday, don’t forget to wear/bring your tennis shoes. We have library on Friday. Don’t forget to return your books.

BOOK ORDERS: Book order forms will be coming home on Monday. They are due back February 4th.

January 25, 2013: Book Treasure

Today we read Tacky the Penguin for our book treasure book. Tacky is a total nonconformist who lives with a group of formal, proper penguins. But it is Tacky who foils the plans of three critters with”get-rich-quick plans” that threaten the penguins’ existence. With his un-penguin-like antics, Tacky puzzles the hunters to such an extent that they’re firmly convinced they cannot be in the “land of the pretty penguins.” Your child should have brought home their retelling sheet, envelope, and a little Tacky today. Please make sure to return your retelling sheet and envelope by next Tuesday. Remember…we are working on doing a good, detailed retelling of the story!!! Click on the title below if you would like to listen to the story again.

Tacky The Penguin

January 25, 2013: Video-Conference

Today we had a video-conference with Madison School in New York. We had read the book, Snowmen at Night a few weeks ago. After reading the book we made a chalk and torn paper picture of what we thought snowmen did at night. Then we wrote three clues about what they were doing. During the video-conference, we went up to the microphone and introduced ourselves. Then we read our three clues and the other class tried to guess what they were doing. The other class took turns reading a descriptive paragraph about what their snowman was doing.