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Hello! Please note homework due dates have been adjusted to accommodate the 4 day school week. The details are in the newsletter. Our spelling test will be given on Thursday. The link below will take you to the newsletter. Have a great week:-)
This week’s book is The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss. It’s one of my favorites! The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. I am trying a new (easier) online form. Please click on the link below. This will send me an immediate e-mail and I will be able to quickly print the responses at the end of the year.
Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts tomorrow. If you have any questions, please let me know:-)
Digital Learning Day was February 5th. We did many fun things in class, but the students also had opportunites to participate at home in the evening. I was so happy to have 16 of our students chose to extend this project to home. They had the option to go on IXL, read on RAZ kids, practice math facts on Xtra Math, research a topic (like our Wonder Wednesdays) or have someone record them doing a How-To (like we’ve been working on in writing). I asked for the parents to send pictures and videos if possible. Great job, students!!! I was excited to receive each one of them:-)
Here are the movies I received:-)
In class we did some fun activities as well. We participated in our first Mystery Number Skype with a class from New Jersey. We met this class via Twitter. During math time we connected with Skye. Using number grids and clues (like the Guess Who game) we had them guess a number and they had us guess a number. It is a great activity to help strengthen number skills. Some of the questions asked were “Is it an odd number?” and “Is is larger than 65?”. The students loved it!
Our other big project of the day was utilizing the class iPads to access the Snapguide app. The students worked with partners to put their How-To writings into the app so they could share them digitally. Here are the links for each child’s Snapguide.
Our story for the week is The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. Once again, you have the option to type your child’s response (and leave it in the comment area of this blog post). If you choose to submit the homework via blog, just send back the homework sheet and write “blog” on it so I know it was completed. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts tomorrow. If you have any questions, please let me know:-)
We had a great time with our in-school field trip last week. We had High Touch High Tech come to school. Each class had a scheduled time with the scientist. The program goes along with our current science unit of Sorting Things Out. We will be learning about properties of matter. During the program there were four different experiments. Each child completed each one. The students created a mixture that formed sidewalk chalk, they watched a balloon rise after displacing air from a chemical reaction, we experimented with sinking/floating, and experimented with water. Here are some photos from our program. A special thank you to Mr. Nixon and Mrs. Messenger (our intervention asst.) for helping with the program.
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I have added a section on the blog with some of our favorite brain breaks. The kids love our daily breaks to get our bodies moving!
This week’s book is The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. The students will be bringing home their souvenir bits today. Just like last week, you are welcome to leave your child’s response as a comment under this blog post. If you choose to submit the homework via blog, just send back the homework sheet and write “blog” on it so I know it was completed. Please make sure the post is submitted by the time school starts tomorrow. If you have any questions, please let me know:-)
Here is a video of the story. I have also included a little quiz (just for fun) for your child:-)
There has been a lot keeping us busy in class! Please click on the link below for our weekly newsletter.
Today I am sending an IXL report home. It show all the standards your child has completed so far and how many minutes spent on each one. A special congratulations to Noor and Christian for having the most minutes on IXL!!
Another congratulations goes to Kiley and Emma for completing 30 Mad Minutes in 2 minutes last week! Great job, girls:-)
This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week. I attached this idea sheet to the newsletter coming home today.
We’ve been trying to keep active in this cold weather. For indoor recess, we’ve started doing some Just Dance videos. I was excited at how many kids got into it! Click on the link to see a quick video.