Monday, December 22, 2014

Sing-a-long fun

Thank you for everyone who joined in the sing-a-long fun!  Happy Holidays!

Students reading to their favorite stuffed animals

Students read to their stuffed animals on pajama day.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Polar Express Magic

Parents and students had a visit from Santa at the Polar Express on our classroom field trip.  The movie was a magical experience for all!   

Monday, December 15, 2014

Students show off their snow globes

Our class read a book called The Snow Globe Family and book helped students to think about what they might do if they lived in a snow globe and what it might be like to have winter all the time.  Right now, the kids are missing that snow and this activity was fun to remind us of what adventures are to come as the snow falls.  

Ready to Ship

We adopted 5 soldiers this year for our Service Learning Project.  Here are the packages all set and ready to go to the post office.  Our class will track the shipping as they make their way across the United States to New York, then to Germany and finally to Afghanistan.   

Friday, December 12, 2014

Learning about Number Bonds

Students explore number bonds in a variety of ways, they used cubes, scales, white boards and paper and pencil.  They do independent exploration, pair share, group discussion and independent practice.  Be sure to ask your child what they know about number bonds.  

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Peer Accountability

Partners give specific advice for improvement and elaboration

Partners share their all about _______ books

Students hold each other accountable for their role as a peer mentor in writing by recording their advice for their partner on a sticky note.  This not only provides accountability but also help their partner remember what their next level of work is as a writer.  Students are learning to really listen to their partners and not just wait for their turn to talk.  It is also an opportunity to push each other as thinkers and writers to try something new with their non-fiction writing.  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Making a BIG Difference

The Power of words....


Our PROUD friends making a Big difference with small acts of kindness!

Our Service Learning Project

Students wrote Christmas letters to the soldiers in Afghanistan to let them know we are thinking of them and how proud we are of them.  The goal of this lesson was to have the students think about a problem larger than themselves and think of a way to make a small impact.   We will be mailing M&Ms, Paydays, magazines and more....