Monday, February 23, 2015

Welcome Back from Vacation!

Welcome back to class!  It was a nice winter break for many of us and winter-y for sure!  We've returned to school with below zero temperatures again, but have no fear, our brains aren't frozen yet!  There's still lots more to learn!
We had a FABULOUS lesson today from our Four Winds parents Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Morgan.  We talked about insulators and types of insulation and even conducted an experiment on the best insulators.  In case you are wondering, of all of our choices, bubble wrap was the best insulator.
In Daily Five we started our discussion on making connections.  We started reading the book Mrs. Mack by Patricia Polacco while Ms. Allen modeled making the three types of connections all good readers make when they read.  They are text to text, text to self, and text to world.  Then, the students began reading NEW books in their literature circles!  Titles include: Socks by Beverly Cleary, Rules by Cynthia Lord, The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman, The Secret Tree by Natalie Standford.  Just like an adult book club, students will be reading a common book and discussing the events with their peers.  Be on the lookout for assignments that might pertain to their literature circle assignments!
We've had a great day and a good start to the week!    Keep up the good work KIDS and PARENTS!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Team Building

Today we played All Aboard in morning meeting. The object of the game was to get all of the students' feet into the two foot by two foot square. They did it!