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.