Saturday, September 25, 2010

Week of September 20

What a great week we have had this week! We have been busy with our family research. We have learned how to do a google search to find information. We can't wait to share what we have learned this next Friday at our Heritage Food Festival.

We are also practicing our math facts at home. We are working toward a chocolate party, and if we get 600 practice sheets back, Mrs. Miller has promised to kiss a pig! We are up to 70 practice sheet ---we have a LONG way to go!!!

We continue to work on our reading skills. We have lots of helpers for this. Mrs. Bower works with our fluency and Mrs. C helps us with our phonics skill. Mrs. West also helps us build speed in our reading with timed readings and sight word card practice. Some of us even go to MRs. Kleinbeck and Mrs. Risser. As you can tell, we are VERY busy reading.

We had great time on Friday! We had a camp out in our classroom just like the book Baily Camps Out - complete with smores (thanks to the donations of several parents). We combined that with our marble party we had earned because of our good behavior and bringing back our spelling sheet.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Math, Math, and More Math!

This has been a very busy week, even though we didn't go Monday and we had an early out. We continue to work on our addition and subtraction. We learned a new game this week - tens go fish. Instead of asking for matching cards, we ask for card with numbers on them that make a ten with a card we had. You can see we had a really good time. Mrs. West comes into our room during math time to help us play our math games and get better at our math facts and problems.

You probably have noticed that we are going to be practicing our math facts a lot at home. We are trying to earn a chocolate party like they did in the book we have been reading, Mr. Klutz is Nutz. AND, like the book , the kids thought they would like to see Mrs. Miller kiss a pig! Well...they have to come up with a pig, and they have to return 600 of our practice sheets. Parents, please don't forget to sign it or it won't count.

We are going to begin our family research soon. Remember, unless you are an Indian, your relatives probably came from a country across the ocean - although it was probably many, many generations back. We are so excited to do our research on the internet, and we get to use some of the new books we are getting for the library.

Monday, September 6, 2010

We had a very busy week this week getting back in the routine of school. We have reviewed addition and subtraction (keep practicing those facts at home). We have reviewed our daily 5 routine and are ready to begin our groups this next week.
We had cheesy snacks and did M&M division.

One thing some of us did to make our writing more personal was to add pictures to our writing journals.
You can see we have wonderful pictures to show special things about us!

Happy Birthday to Katie who had a birthday this last week. Thanks for the cupcakes!

During our next week or two, we will be doing some research about where we came from. All of us have distant relatives who came from other countries, and we will be researching information about those countries. We will be sending home information about this very soon!