Tuesday, May 28, 2013

X-Day May 28th

This morning we had lots of fun at Field Day!  We played many games and ate a few snacks.  This afternoon we silent read.  Then, we learned four cursive letters: T, F, J, and Q.  We also completed a geography packet.  Then, we went outside for extra recess day.  At the end of the day, we raffled off the Washington, D.C. projects and several random class projects as well. 

Please send an extra bag with your student tomorrow as we will be cleaning out our desks.

Friday, May 24, 2013

W-Day-May 24th

We had some Wacky Hair going on today!  Thanks for having fun with us and sending your child to school with wacky hair-dos! 

Today we learned about dental health.  We spent a good portion of the morning on a dental project and working in a dental packet.  We also had centers/guided reading.  This afternoon we had music and gym.  After, we added poems about the human body to our poetry binders. Please send them back to school on Tuesday!  We'd like to have some time to read our poems to each other next week!  Then, we took our final Science test on the human body and dental health.  At the end of the day, we learned the capital cursive letters I and X.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

V-Day-May 23rd

This morning we worked on our human body projects.  They are looking great!  The students also made organ flipbooks to study tonight for their test tomorrow.  They have two packets of information to study as well.  The "fun packet" can stay at home...it does not need to be returned.  We also had Book Buddies and we took our Social Studies test.  This afternoon we watched Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for V-Day.  The children enjoyed his exaggerated characters, as are in the book Matilda we read earlier this year.  At the end of the day, we finished the human body projects and read some books on the human body.

Tomorrow is Wacky Hair Day!!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

S Day-May 20th

Today was Sidewalk Chalk Day!  We had a great time being creative with our drawings like Ali did in our story Cool Ali.  They looked great!

We covered a lot of Science today!  We reviewed last week's lesson on solids, liquids and gases.  Then, we learned about physical and chemical changes.  We explored with oil and water mixtures and how apples can be changed chemically when exposed to oxygen.  Tomorrow we will have a test on matter, solids, liquids and gases, and changes (chemical or physical).  In Social Studies we learned about landmarks in the United States and all over the world.  It was very interesting!  We will take our Social Studies test on Thursday of this week.  We took a math timed test and went to the computer lab this afternoon.

Tomorrow is T-Shirt Day!  Everyone should wear a T-Shirt to school.

Friday, May 17, 2013

R Day-May 17th

We have been so busy this week that I have not updated the blog!!!  Our field trip was a total success on Wednesday....the children had a wonderful time and learned many things about Science. 

Today we squeezed in a lot of things.  First, we worked in our ABC books.  Then, we reviewed contractions and completed our DLP. We went to the computer lab.  We took our Reading and tests.  Then, we had guided reading/centers.  This afternoon we read "Z is for Moose" to go along with our ABC Countdown Theme.  The children went to gym and music.  In Science, we learned about the three states of matter.  We are covering this unit very quickly.  There will be another Science test next Tuesday.  Talk about solids, liquids and gases at home.  Some students have a page of Science for homework over the weekend.

Monday, May 13, 2013

N Day-May 13th

We had fun wearing neckties and necklaces today!  In the beginning of the day we wrote about our weekends in our journals.  Then, we learned words with aw, au, augh.  We introduced our spelling words.  This will be our last week of Spelling due to Theme Testing next week.  We completed our DLP, talked about giving/following directions, and helping verbs.  Then, we learned the cursive letters H and M.  In Social Studies we started our last unit.  We learned about Ellis Island today.  If your family immigrated here through Ellis Island, please share your family history with your child!  In math, we learned how to find the area of a shape.  We also reviewed for our Geometry test tomorrow.  We do have homework to finish tonight.  In Science, we learned about Sound.  Mrs. Prieboy has been helping us teach the lesson on sound in music class.  We will have our test on heat, sound and light on Thursday.  We plan on seeing exhibits about all three at the Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday.

We are changing pajama day to THURSDAY.  Please do not send your child to the museum in their pajamas on Wednesday!

Friday, May 10, 2013

M Day-May 10th

Today was Mystery Day!  First, we each wrote a mystery and shared some with the class.  We had to include characters, a setting, problem and solution.  Then, we had a mystery box.  Every half our the children received another clue as to what was in the box.  They wrote down their guesses based on the clues throughout the day.  At the end of the day it was a ????????????????????????????  Ask your child!

We reviewed words with ew and ui sounding like oo.  We completed our DLP and a contractions activity.  Then, we had centers/guided reading.  Some groups got to read books about Amelia Earhart.  They loved them!  We also took our Reading and Spelling test.  This afternoon, we went to gym and music.  Then, we presented our Native American dioramas.  They looked fabulous, as you saw last night.  We set up our Poetry Binders and turned in our book bags. 

Coming home to you this weekend is the last sheet of spelling/vocabulary words.  There will be no story the following week because we will be theme testing. 

Thanks to all who attending Celebration of Learning Night!  It really was a pleasure to show you all of the things we have been working on in class!  The children were so proud to show off their learning!