October 30, 2013: Math Menu

This week we started doing Math Menu. After doing a 15-20 minute math lesson, students rotate through 4 rounds of Math Menu. The rounds are: lesson pages, iPads, practice pages, and math games. So far, the students really seem to be enjoying it! Here are a few pictures from this week.

October 29, 2013: Classroom Weebly

I have set up a classroom weebly to showcase our work that we are doing on the iPads. It is kind of like a blog or website. So far, we have done two projects this year. A few weeks ago, students made a Screen Chomp of their favorite place in their communities. This week, they made an “All About Me” Popplet. If you would like to visit our classroom weebly and view our projects, just click on the picture below and it will take you there. On the weebly, there are tabs at the top, click on “Student Work 2013-2014” to get to the page where our projects are. I have also include a link to the weebly on the right hand side of this blog. Just click on the blue box that says, “Weebly”, and it will take you there.

 

October 28, 2013: Harder Mad Minutes

Today we started our harder mad minutes. These are addition problems with sums greater than 10. Many students are struggling with these. Please consider purchasing some addition flash cards and have your child practice a few minutes each night. I have also found a fun game to practice these harder facts. To play the game, just click on the picture below. Once at the website, click on “practice facts 1-10.”

October 28, 2013: Spelling~Unit 8

This week we are working on Unit 8 in spelling. Your child should have brought home their pretest today. Please help them study for the test on Friday. The spelling homework should have also come home today and is due by Friday. This week’s skill is working with antonyms (opposites).  If you would like to practice this week’s skill, antonyms, just click on the picture below to get to a fun game.

THIS WEEK’S SPELLING WORDS:  no, than, hear, make, been, first


October 27, 2013: Weekly Reminders

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

SUNNY D LABELS: Just a reminder, we are still collecting Sunny D labels. If you drink Sunny D, please save your labels and bring them to school. We are trying to collect 20, so that we can get 20 free books for our classroom. We only need 3 more! Don’t forget that I am giving out Eagle Bucks to everyone who brings them in. THANKS!!!

HALLOWEEN PARADE: Please make sure your child brings their Halloween costume to school in a bag on Thursday. They will be changing into them after lunch. Parents are invited to come watch our parade @ 1:30.  The best place to watch would be around the bus loop. Because of limited space, only our room moms will be able to join us in the classroom for the party. If you are sending in treats for our treat bags, we have 22 students in our class.

NOVEMBER SELF-ESTEEM PROJECT: The November self-esteem project, the turkey feather, is due by Friday. We will be adding the feathers to a big turkey out in our hallway.

 

October 27, 2013: Book Treasure Book

This week our Book Treasure book was Stellaluna. On Friday, your child should have brought home their retelling sheet, envelope, and a bat ring. The bat ring should go in their treasure chests to help remind them of the story. The retelling sheet and envelope are due back to school by Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again before you do your written retelling just click on the play button below.

October 21, 2013: Spelling~Unit 7

This week we are working on Unit 7 in spelling. The pretest and homework sheet should have come home today. Please help your child study for the test on Friday. This week our tests will go from 10 words to 12 words. This week’s spelling skill is working with the endings; s, ed, and ing.  If you would like to practice this skill, you can click on the picture below to go to a game called, Fish ‘Em Up.

THIS WEEK’S SPELLING WORDS ARE:     like, him, see, time, could, your

October 19, 2013: Weekly Reminders

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

MATH TEST: We will be finishing Unit 2 in Math on Monday. We will review on Tuesday and Wednesday and the test will be on Thursday. Please help your child study for the test by going over the review sheets and focusing on skills that they are having a hard time with.

EARLY RELEASE DAY: Thursday will be an Early Release Day, dismissal will be at 1:30.

FUN RUN: The Fun Run is Friday. We will be going out from 9:45-10:25 to walk/run. Please feel free to join us, we would love to have lots of parent support. Also, don’t forget to have your child wear orange to school to show their team spirit!!

PARTY FUND: We are busy planning our first party for Halloween. We still have almost half the class who has not sent in the party fund money. If you are able to, please send $10 for our party fund, if you have not already done so. The money will be used throughout the year for parties, our Polar Express Pajama Party, the end of the year celebration, and more.

SUNNY D LABELS: Just a reminder, we are still collecting Sunny D labels. If you drink Sunny D, please save your labels and bring them to school. We are trying to collect 20, so that we can get 20 free books for our classroom. Don’t forget that I am giving out Eagle Bucks to everyone who brings them in. THANKS!!!