Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Make Yourselves Comfortable!

A few of our girls have made themselves comfortable during read to self. We are glad they have made themselves feel right at home!  

Friday the 20th, we will be out and about.  We will sing at Brookside Nursing Home, Skate at Campion Rink, and have a reading celebration and book discussion about the book, Buddy at Kilton Library.  We need a few chaperones to help with the singing/skating and we need volunteers for set up and take down at Kilton.  If you can help, email me!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snowflake Bentley

Yesterday, we read the book, "Snowflake Bentley" by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.  Using this Link, you can read it too. We also watched a short video about Snowflake Bentley online.  With black paper we caught snowflakes and looked at their crystal shapes.

Today, we read a play on Bentley and watched a quick you tube video on the formation of snowflakes. Here is a picture or two from today:

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Newsy Notes

Hi there!  It's been a long while since we made our last entry.  We've been busy little bees and it is only going to get busier! Take a look below to read about what we've been doing in each subject area.

In math, we've been studying double digit division (say that ten times fast!).
In science, we've begun our study of electricity.  To introduce electricity, Ms. Allen had us watch a Brain Pop! video.  Do you know why you get shocked after walking across a carpeted room?  Ask your fourth grader, they can tell you!
In social studies we've been reading about the typhoon in the Philippines using our TFK magazines and news broadcasts online.  A typhoon is the same thing as a hurricane.  The name depends on which part of the world you are in - we call it a hurricane, Filipinos call it a typhoon.
In Daily 5, Mrs. Stone has been reading us the book Buddy by M.H. Herlong.  It's about a three legged dog who has to weather Hurricane Katrina in the bathroom of his family's home in New Orleans.  We've also been working on reading fluency by listening to two different read alouds of The Ugly Duckling and then we read the play using our best reading voices.  Handwriting has been BIG in Daily 5, we're almost done with our Zaner Bloser books.  We're also becoming SUPER SPELLERS!  The last spelling test we had six students in the one hundred club.  Some of the words this week include discernible, camouflage, mistletoe, cranberry, and oasis.
Our school is running a food drive and we are taking part in the organization of it!  The food collected will go to The Haven.  Our class has a goal to collect fifty cans.  We have seventeen so far.

Here are a few field trip dates:
December 13th - Lebanon High Concert
December 20th - Christmas Carols @ Brookside and Skating @ Campion