Our Dream Jobs

Our class is enjoying our current read aloud, Wonder.

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We are already learning so much and reflecting on the kind of person we are and who we want to be. After we read about August’s teacher, Ms. Petosa, leaving her job on Wall Street to pursue her “dream” of teaching, we started to think about our “dreams.” Listen as we share some of the dreams we have about our future. 

Our Dream Jobs from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

Let It Go! Don’t Stress on the Test

Are you feeling anxiety over state testing? Don’t Stress on the Test, just Let It Go!

Let It Go

We began our state, M-STEP, testing this week. Our class is doing a great job trying to show the best of what they’ve learned. Since they’ve been working so hard, I wanted to make a fun parody video to make our students smile and encourage them. Inspired by my students and my own little “Elsa” and “Anna” at home, here is what we came up with.
(The cutie little dancers you’ll see are my two punkins!)
Enjoy!

Let It Go ~ Don't Stress on the Test from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

THE READING SUPER BOWL!

Are You Ready Sign

This week, the fourth and fifth graders participated in the first ever,

Reading Super Bowl!

Mrs. Yax, Mr. Bohon, and Mrs. Kreller & Mrs. Moore’s classes all competed to see which grade level could score the most points by reading. For every 10 pages read, the students scored a six-point Touchdown. Every 10 pages read at home required a parent/grandparent signature. Each student scored an extra point for their team by returning their Tuesday reading homework with a signature on Wednesday. The winning team got a popcorn reward.

Congratulations to the 4th graders for winning the Reading Super Bowl!

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 With an astonishing 895 Touchdowns, the 4th grade secured their victory!

Well done, 4th graders!

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Both teams had a fun bonus activity and we wore football jerseys and sports shirts, too.

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Super Bowl Collage

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Make a paper football with us!

Mr. Bohon’s class recorded their own Super Bowl commercials.

Super Bowl Commercials from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

This week, we were all cheering, “Touchdown!”

Idioms

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Figurative language is fun. We love to find similes and metaphors as we read and use them as we write. Lately, we’ve been having fun with idioms.

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She spilled the beans.

You’re pulling my leg.

Step up to the plate.

He let the cat out of the bag.

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Idioms are phrases that have a different meaning than the literal meanings of each word by itself.

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Listen to this fun song that helped us understand more about idioms.

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Share your favorite idiom with us.