October 26, 2014: 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 26, 2014: Writing Celebration

Last week we finished up our first writing unit on Small Moments. We picked one of our finished stories to fix up and fancy. We had our writing celebration on Friday. We took turns sharing our favorite part with the whole class. Then we got into groups of 3 and 4 and read our entire story. In our small groups we gave some feedback. We gave a star and a wish. A star is something that we really liked about the story and a wish is something we wish that they had done (something to improve on).  When we were done, we had some cookies and juice. Take a look at our slide show below to see some of our celebration.

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October 26, 2014: Weekly Reminders

HALLOWEEN PARTY & PARADE: The Halloween parade will be at 10:00 Friday morning. Parents are welcome to come watch, the best place to watch is out around the bus loop. Children should wear their costumes to school this year! Our Halloween party will follow. Our room moms will be helping with the party, but I am looking for two more parents to help run games. If you would like to come in for about an hour after the parade to help out, please let me know as soon as possible. If you would like to send in treats, we have 22 students in our class.

GYM & LIBRARY: We still have kids who are forgetting to wear tennis shoes to gym class. We have gym on Tuesdays, please have your child wear/bring their tennis shoes on this day. We also had several students who forgot to bring back their library books last Friday. We have library every Friday, please remind your child to bring back their books on this day.

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

MATH TEST: We have finished up Unit 2 in math and will be testing on Tuesday. A review sheet should have come home last Thursday and another one will come home tomorrow. Please review telling time and place value with your child. A lot of the kids are not sure of where the ones, tens, and hundreds digits are placed.

BOOK TREASURE BOOK: Retelling sheets and envelopes are due back to school by Tuesday.

October 26, 2014: Mystery Reader

This past week our Mystery Reader was our principal Mr. Metty. Everyone was really surprised when they found out that he would be reading to us. A HUGE thank you to Mr. Metty for taking time out of his busy day to come and read to us.

October 26, 2014: Exploring Erosion

This week in science, we explored the effect of erosion on landforms. We poured water (rain) down a hill and saw that the dirt moved down the hill with the water. Then in groups, we covered our hill with pebbles, wood chips, and leaves and made it “rain” again. We saw that these items helped keep erosion from happening.

October 26, 2014:

This week our Book Treasure book was, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, written by Linda Williams. On Friday, your child should have brought home their retelling sheet and their Book Treasure envelope. The treasure this week was made by the students, it’s a standing forest with the things that the little old lady saw, glued on in the order that she saw them. They also have a puppet of the little old lady to move through the forest.  Please make sure that the retelling sheet and envelope  are returned to school by next Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story, please click on the video below.  Thanks and enjoy listening to your chid’s retelling of the story.

October 22, 2014: Chatter Kids

This week we designed a pumpkin in an app called, Carve a Pumpkin. Then we put it into an app called ChatterKids. We recorded ourselves reading a pumpkin adjective poem that we wrote earlier this week.  Click on the video below to see a sample of this project. If you would like to view more of our creations, click on the word “Weebly”, below and it will take you to our classroom weebly.