Friday, March 10, 2017

The Cat in the Hat and The Fox in Socks: Read Across America

This week our Blog is brought to you by 
Antonio and Logan

This week in Writing we started Informational writing. Topics include waxing skis and biking. Mr Abbott shared his knowledge of PB&J and dirty diapers as examples.

This week in Reading we are focusing on Informational books which ties into our writing.
We continue to read The BFG during snack. We are at the part where the BFG gives the Fleshlumpeater a Trogglehumper.

This week in Math we are learning how parentheses work in math problems to show the order of operations.

This week in Science we finished our geography unit and started learning about the Solar System.
Note from the Country projects: We need to go home!

Last week we celebrated Dr Seuss's birthday and Read across America by reading in the gym as a whole school for 10 minutes.

This week we celebrated Joe's birthday with a Dance Party! And a Limbo line!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Big Storm-Little School (Title and blog post by Hakon with help from Katya)

In Math this week we learned the game Math Baseball.

For Writing we have been focusing on our Google Slides for the country reports. We wrote about location, food, holidays/traditions and other interesting facts.
We also have been working on Opinion writing such as convincing readers that cats are good and discouraging the use of Puppy Mills.

In Reading we just transitioned out of the Mystery genre and are switching to Non-Fiction books.

Mr Abbott started reading The BFG by Roald Dahl.

We have been touring the world in our classroom and can't wait to share with families on Thurs. March 2nd.

We were visited by Yaeko from Japan. She taught us about some Japanese traditions including the New Year. Yaeko said that in Japan the New Year is a big celebration.

We celebrated Josh and Antonio's birthdays with dance parties.

Genius Hour Begins!

Hello Friends and Family!

March is off to a fantastic start. There's lots to talk about, but for now I just want to share a video we made today about Genius Hour. Between now and April vacation we will be spending about an hour a week becoming a "genius" in an area of our own choosing. This is a super exciting project! Today we talked about passion and time, and will be planning on doing more "10 Minute Work" instead of just "10 Second Work."



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Beginning of February News

Last week our Bloggers were Jude & Josh!

And introducing this week's  Bloggers of the Week....Emi & Colby!!!

This week in Math we did a Cumberland County Contest in SumDog on our computers.
We started working on Math Facts using the app Extra Math.

In Writing we have been working on Opinion/Persuasive writing. This week we started typing up our persuasive pieces and will be finishing up and starting a new unit soon.

In Reading we have been listening to the book Holes and are close to finishing this exciting tale.

In Science/Social Studies we continue to work on our countries. This week our focus has been Post cards and learning about the Holidays of our countries.

In Other Exciting News we celebrated Colby's birthday Wednesday with a DANCE PARTY!!
*For Morning Meeting this week we did the Stinger greeting, ask your child what this means.
*We got a new addition to the classroom furniture...A BALL CHAIR!
*We also did some seat swapping for a new perspective.

Mrs. Dirusso lead us in a Mindfulness lesson.
Our Happy Thoughts Mantra is:

May you be healthy and strong
May you be happy
May you be peaceful