Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fun reading game!

From PBS- "Between the Lions"
Practice reading easy words with your child.
http://pbskids.org/lions/games/pounce.html

Friday, March 27, 2009

March 23-27

We had another wonderful week in room 6. On Wednesday we had a 2nd day of 100% homework being returned. A few more puzzle pieces were earned this week. We are only 4 pieces away from our popcorn party. We are hoping we can accomplish our goal this coming week!

This week we read the story of “Elmer” the elephant that is a bit different then his other elephant friends, but loved by all. We enjoyed making our own “Elmers” for the classroom and worked on the beginning, middle and end of the story.

On Tuesday we read “It Looked Like Spilled Milk”. We made our own paintings to go along with the story, while working on symmetry and writing. Our paintings are displayed in our hallway.

On Wednesday and Thursday we worked on the story of “Make Way for Ducklings”. We made many predictions as we read the story and discussed how ducks get around. Students had their own challenge packet for the story. We all did some first grade level work! Many students brought their packets home this week and the rest will bring them home on Monday. Be sure to check out the incredible work they did!

Today we sang the poem of “Five Speckled Frogs”. We talked about rhyming words and subtraction. Students created an interactive book to go along with the poem. These came out really cute! Students were asked to share their books with their families this weekend. Here are some fun online things to go along with the poem:
http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/previews/frogs.htm (cute interactive cartoon)
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/paint/rhymes/coloring/Speckledfrogs.shtml (online coloring)
http://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/frogs/index.htm (coloring page, crafts etc.)

Next week we will be talking more about ponds and the animals that live there.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 16th-20th

We had a fantastic busy week!

On Monday, we had some very impressive Leprechaun traps set up for St. Patrick’s Day…but our Leprechaun was just too tricky! He set off all the traps and made a mess of our room! Chairs were turned upside down and tracks were left all over the room! He left special treats in everyone’s traps but still managed to escape!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and to get ready for our fieldtrip, we made Green Eggs and Ham. We also got to sample green milk, compliments of Mrs. Y.

On Wednesday, we had a fantastic time on our fieldtrip. Seussical was a blast! We had the perfect seats to enjoy the performance. We even had a few sleepers on our way back home.

On Thursday and Friday we worked more on our orange words. Many students earned more raindrops this week! On Friday we also had 100% homework turned in! We earned another puzzle piece for homework and later earned a 2nd puzzle piece for having everyone stay on green! What a great way to end the week.

Happy Birthday to Robert and Timothy who both celebrate their birthday this weekend!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring is near!

The ice is finally melted away and we are thrilled to be back outside! Spring is almost here! If you drive by the pond next to the high school, be sure to keep an eye out for the 2 ducks that have moved in!

With the weather on Monday and a ½ day on Tuesday our week started off slow. But on Wednesday things were back in full gear! We created a leprechaun and practiced our addition with his gold. We also created mini leprechauns to display on a bulletin board. We continued reading many stories from Dr. Seuss. And on Thursday, we created our own Seuss like creatures and had Mr. Miller read, “Fox in Sox” to us. We ended the week with our new rainbow word, “look”.
This coming week we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and set up our Leprechaun traps in hopes of catching the famous Timony School Leprechaun. On Wednesday, we will be off to Lowell to see Seussical!
http://www.uml.edu/centerforarts/starts/performances/Seussical9.html