Friday, November 25, 2011
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
It is hard to imagine that Christmas is so near and we are already entering December. This month we will work on social studies and literature units focused on “The Gingerbread Man” and holidays around the world, as well as some traditional holiday stories and crafts. We are in need of a variety of donations to help us with our activities throughout the month. If you are able to donate, please check off the item(s) you are willing to contribute on the sheet sent home. I will confirm with you in case of duplicate offers. Or you may sign up online through SignUpGenius.com. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
I want to thank all of the parents for your support this week. I am looking forward to working with each of you and getting to know you better this school year. I would also like to thank you for all of your generous donations to the class. Each donation will be put to very good use this year.
For parents who are interested in volunteering and chaperoning field-trips, please make sure you have an up to date CORI in the main office. They do take several weeks to process.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I will be working on updating some of the things on our classroom website. If you have any suggestions on things that would be helpful to you, please let me know.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Burns :)
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Nevins Library:Check out the Methuen library for lots of reading fun all summer long!
Barnes and Noble:Kids earn a free book when they read 8
Borders:Read 10 books and earn a free book
Chuck E. Cheese:Fill out a reading calendar and earn 10 tokens.
National Amusements Movies:Every Wednesday morning at 10am from July 6th-August 10th just bring a book report with you to select bookworm Wednesday’s movies and that’s your price of admission!
Pizza Hut Book It Program:Read five books and enter for a chance to win a Book It! prize package.
Scholastic:Log your reading minutes for a chance to win a Klutz Book Pack.
T.D. Bank North:Earn $10 in a young saver account
Sunday, May 15, 2011
learning during read-alouds: making connections
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I have added our reading log to the classroom website under parent and student spot. I would love to add more things online that would be beneficial to our classroom families. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The class has been working very hard on their weather unit with 8th grade science teacher, Mrs. Nugent. In this past week's lesson, the students talked about how wind affects temperature. They thought about ways to measure the wind and what effects it would have. Mrs. Nugent gave them the task to create a wind anemometer in groups of 2. The kids were given 2 pieces of cardboard, a block with a small wood bead attached, a pencil, 4 small cups, putty, and small pins. They were given no direction or model to follow. The students worked as partners to draw their plans and to create their anemometer. They were then able to test their tool with the help of a fan. If it did not work, the kids went back to work on a new plan. The kids did an amazing job and it was amazing to watch them work through the task.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Our St. Patrick's Day board. Everyone wrote down 3 wishes. It is always fun to see the range of wishes everyone comes up with! We painted our shamrocks with corn syrup with green dye. Clearly we should have let a few of them dry for a few more days. I think some passing kids had a little bit of fun too . :)
Our spring picture creations. We used scraps of colored paper to create our own spring scenes. Lots of creativity!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
In the spring time, I will host a pizza party for every child who has successfully read 100 books or more! Keep Reading! :)
This will be my 5th year teaching enrichment classes and I am very excited!!! I will be teaching 6 classes over the summer:Fun with Dr. Seuss, Summertime Crafts, Adventures Down Under, Teddy Bear Picnic, Ocean Explorer and Safari Adventure. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions about the program.
Methuen Unified Talents Enrichment Program
Friday, March 25, 2011
This has resources for both families and teachers. It offers many great articles on a variety of topics for families, but also has some wonderful activities. Check out the activities and worksheets at the top. There are some creative hands on crafts and games and printable board games under worksheets.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
March has blown in very quickly. The children have been working so hard over the past few months as we went through our biggest round of assessments of the year. And the results were outstanding!
You may have recently heard your children coming home and telling you about going to the computer lab. The children are using a program called Lexia twice a week. Lexia is a researched based reading program for kids. As they work through the various fun learning games, Lexia is able to track their progress and individually challenge each student. It also allows me to look at each student’s progress and see where he or she may have difficulty. This is a program that they will continue in 1st grade.
We are also very fortunate to have a guest teacher come in twice a week. Mrs. Nugent, an 8th grade science teacher will be coming in over the next few weeks to do weather lessons and experiments with the students. She has some fantastic hands on lessons for the children planned.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
What the Teacher Wants!: Valentine's Day Activities
This is a such a cute activity and a great way for the kid s to save their cards. A perfect activity to work on over vacation.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
We counted snowflakes by 5's to use 80 snowflakes to make our creations.
"We use our mittens to make a snowman"