Sunday, January 11, 2015


Bloggers this week:  Atticus and Colter


We started Unit 6 which is all about geometry.  We made acute and obtuse triangles using twist ties and straws.  If it's been a while since you studied geometry,  acute triangles are smaller than 90 degrees. Obtuse triangles are greater than 90 degrees.


We are learning how to write realistic fiction.  These are stories that didn't happen, but could--so no flying saucers or space aliens in these stories.  We're developing our characters for these stories by listing their inside and outside characteristics on T-charts.


As you know, we've been reading mystery stories. The latest was "Mystery Of The Lost Pearl" by Olive Blake.  Ask us how the sleuths found Mrs. Piper's lost pearl!


In our geography unit,  we're learning where Yarmouth is in relationship to the rest of the world. Ready?   Yarmouth is in Maine. Maine is in the United States. The U.S. is in a North America and North America is in the world.

We are also beginning to work on our Heritage projects. We're reading books about our native countries and talking to our relatives about "the old country."

SPECIAL VISITOR. As part of our mystery unit, Detective Bianchini, a real sleuth, is coming in to talk about how he does his job.

BRRRRRRR!!!! had to have indoor recess for most of the week. We REALLY missed going outside.

DRAWING IS BACK. Before break, Mr.  Abbott had to take this choice away from "Read, Rest, Draw" time because the artists were getting a bit rambunctious.  We're glad to have this option back.

PARTY!  Rufus's 9th birthday is coming up and he's invited the whole class to his house. The invitations are in our folders.

SUPER SHARP.  Our awesome volunteer Papa fixed the blades on the pencil sharpener.  Now it runs like a dream.  The class pencil sharpeners are very grateful.


SUBSTITUTE.  Mr. Abbott had to take care of Hazel, so we had Mrs. Garneau as a substitute for Friday afternoon:

Just some guys from our class...

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