Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 10, 2011

By Chris and A.J.
We started our day by watching a movie called "Despicable Me."  We watched it for awhile and then we went to Library.  After Library we did writing.  In writing we did free write.  We watched a Social Studies video about French exploration of Canada.  We had to write three facts in our content notebook.  We read in Social Studies after the movie about other nations exploring.  We came back from lunch and our 90 minute reading block.  Then we had a mini-lesson on point of view.  After our 90 minute reading block it was dismissal.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 5, 2011

By Room 23
We had a guest teacher today - Mrs. Curwick.  Mrs. Lawson was working with the Reading Team at school.
Today in math we worked on problem solving.  We did story problems.  We worked with a dictionary on dictionary skills.  We did our Daily Language Review.   In Social Studies we learned about Marco Polo.  He sailed to Asia and wrote a book about it.  We learned about other explorers too - Vepecci, Balboa, Cabot and Magellen.  While we read in Social Studies we found all the different text features that help us understand reading. During CAFE we worked on Author's Purpose and Making Judgements. 
At the end of the day, we worked in partners using nonfiction books on identifying text structure.
It was also Rashad's birthday.

October 4, 2011

By McKenna and Jadah
Today we had Music and did Acuity testing.  We worked on Social Studies and learned how to use a thesaurus.  After lunch, we did our 90 minute reading block.  We did STAR reading in the computer lab.  We had a great day!

October 3, 2011

By Jade and Cheyenne
Today we did morning work.  It was called Daily Language Review.  Then Room 23 went to Library.  After Library, we did PEP.  PEP is where you work out by running in place and stuff.  Next, was writing.  We wrote about stuff (example: pizza) and not saying the word.  Lunch was delicious.  After lunch was Recess.  Mrs. Lawson read us a book called Peak.  Then we had to leave.  Would you think that was a good day?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

September 30, 2011

By Ja'Nia and Lauren
Today our class did morning work.  Then we went to art and started on a loom.  We did a Time For Kids test.  Then we did Science.  After lunch we did Read to Self and a STAR reading test.  We watched a PowerPoint called "Expecting Great Things."  It's about good behavior, respect, and responsibility.  At the end of the day our class watched a Christopher Columbus video.

Friday, September 30, 2011

September 29, 2011

By Alexis and Harley
Today we practiced our daily skill review for the weekly test on Fridays.  Also, we had a Science test that we've had practice for using experiments.
In math we are starting with dividing four digits by two digits and we are doing these in math groups.  In writing we had to write a story based on show not tell.  That was really fun!  We did plot structure using the Brady Bunch.  In CAFE, we studied, we listened to Peak and Yoko, and worked on story elements.

September 28, 2011

By Hannah and Emily
Today we talked about how scientists work.  We did an experiment on how many pennies a raft can carry.  We had to plan and do all the steps.  Then we had to see if it sank or not.
In CAFE, we read Rumplestiltskin and talked about plot structure.  IN math we talked about dividing by two digits.  That was our day.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

August 31, 2011

By Ariyanna and Harley
We had a math test.
Then we had a spelling test.
We went to PE.  In PE we ran one mile.
Then we did CAFE.
Then we got dismissed.  And we danced around until the buses riders were dismissed.

August 29, 2011

By Klayton
We did morning math.  Did math, writing.  Then we did a Social Studies test.  Lunch, then read to self.  We did math again.  We homework and packed up and left.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 29, 2011

By Cameron and Rashad

Today we had Library.  In math we rounded.  In Social Studies we studied chapter one for tomorrow's test.

After Social Studies we went to lunch and recess.

Then the class came back in and did Readers' Workshop/CAFE.

We worked on homework until dismissal.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Classroom Pictures

This is my desk and where I meet with small groups. 

Two Weeks Down!

So far we've had a great time getting established into our routines!  Our class has been focused on building our reading stamina!

Today I went into school to work, and saw an e-mail from Clutter-Free Classrooms Blog.  She had an awesome bulletin boards - so I decided to create one.  I hope to post a picture soon!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Welcome! - August 17, 2011

Welcome to my blog!  Today was our second day of school.  So far things have been going great!  I hope to post pictures of my classroom soon!  Stay tuned!