Monday, March 23, 2015

Spelling This Week

Hi Families,

This week spelling looks a little different. The kids will be responsible to 20 words because we are looking mainly at irregular verbs. For the test, I will say the present tense and students will be responsible for spelling that AND knowing the past tense of the verb and spelling it.

Let me know if you have questions!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Native American Reservations

This week we wrapped up our learning about Maine's first people, the Native American's.  We had a great discussion about how their population deteriorated and how they started being treated. The following pictures really demonstrate their great thinking about Native Americans being forced onto reservations!

From here, we will learn more about the Europeans who began settling in Maine. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Author's Celebration

Hi Families,

We are wrapping up our persuasive essays and invite you to join us in celebrating a big success!  Everyone has finished their draft and this week we are working on polishing them into published pieces!

We will be having a publishing celebration THURSDAY, March 19 from 8:15 - 9:00.  We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

If you are able to bring a breakfast snack in to share, please sign up here!
For students:

scavenger hunt

Friday, March 6, 2015

A peek into our room!

This week was no exception -- we were busily working our way through the week! Here is a snapshot of a few other activities we did:

Throughout our last math unit about area and perimeter, students engaged in a zoo project where the creatively planned out space to include different animals and other items found in a zoo (i.e. park, restaurants, bathrooms, etc.).  We wrapped up the unit today by presenting in small groups.  With a planning sheet, small groups allowed for their skills to really shine through! It was a great where for them each to share their math skills about area and perimeter, their creative additions, and fun ideas they gathered through the project.

Mrs. March, a former YES teacher, came to read to us this week to celebrate Read Across America.  She has a beautiful way of capturing her audience as she shares her love of books.  We are excited to invite her back in the future!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Read Across America!

Hi Families of room 306,

We are celebrating Read Across America throughout this week and today we did a museum walk in the hallway where we read different quotes by Dr. Seuss.  We each wrote down a few of our favorites.  We came back to write blog posts (found on Kid Blogs - link is on this blog) about our favorite Dr. Seuss quote and explained why that quote mattered to us or stood out.  We finished up our activity by having a socratic seminar with different statements and questions about reading.  It was a fun way to think about reading and how it fits into our lives!

Tomorrow, Mrs. March, a former YES teacher, will be in to read to us!

Happy reading!