Final Five

Final Five will be completely on Twitter this year!  You will be able to see the Final Five on the front page of our blog, or if you are on Twitter you can follow our class at @ToddAbbottYES and get the Final Five delivered to your phone or portable device every day right around 3:00PM.  The Final Five is a great way for you to get keyed in to what we were working on each day, and is a great way to start conversations with your student.



October 25, 2013
1. Gym - Tennis!
2. Planting Bulbs for the spring - alliums and tulips
3. The Great Erosion Race!  And the winner is...
4. Daily5
5. Math - Sunrise/Sunset Chart
Homework Update: Discovery Math, Home Link 2.10, Reading Logs, Have a Great Weekend!

October 24, 2013
1. Book Fair - Time Two
2. Volcano and Layers of the Earth displays
3. Time for Kids - Bats are getting White Nose Syndrome
4. Math - Assessment, Progress Check
5. Guidance - Superflex!
Homework Update: Reading Log, Spelling Sheet

October 23, 2013
1. Art - Collage
2. Extra Library!
3. Cyberchase Quest
4. Math - Trades-First Subtraction and Multi-Number Addition
5. Great Erosion Race! Continued...
Homework Update: Reading Log, Home Link 2.9, Self-Assessment, Spelling Sheet (Friday)

October 22, 2013
1. Book Fair
2. Finishing our Leads and Hearts (for publishing)
3. How Water Beats Rock
4. The Great Erosion Race
5. Pic Collage: Climbing
Homework Update: Reading Log, Home Link 2.8

October 21, 2013
1. Rock Climbing with Mr. Simms
2. Writing - Thank You Cards
3. Music - Pumpkin Jack
4. Daily5 - Get into the Characters' Shoes!
5. Fire Drill
Homework Update: Reading Log

October 18, 2013
1. Gym - Two-Square with Mr. Walker
2. Finished examining our crystals
3. Listen to Reading and Read to Self
4. Target 50
5. XtraMath and Sumdog
Homework Update: Discovery Math, Reading Logs, XtraMath and Sumdog, Have a Great Weekend

October 17, 2013
1. Time for Kids - Parent Helpers
2. Guidance - How to Fill a Bucket
3. Partial Sums Addition
4. Lockdown - Went Great
5. Geology Diagrams - Printing!
Homework: Reading Logs, XtraMath/Sumdog

October 16, 2013
1. Went to Maine State Museum
2. Went to art and collaged and pictured
3. We had yellow jackets or German hornets visit at lunch
4. Read to self
5. We got little rubber mice from a pumpkin
Homework Update: Reading log, sock erasers, XtraMath

October 15, 2013
1. Library - Book Fair
2. Daily 5 - Characters
3. Illustrate Layers of the Earth or Volcano
4. XtraMath - Parcial Sums
5. Read to Self - Characters
Homework Update: Home Link 2.7, Reading Logs

October 10, 2013
1. NECAP
2. Guidance
3. Listen to Reading - Anchor Chart
4. Geology - Water or Rock? (raindrop or Katahdin?)
5. Math Facts Practice
Homework Update: Math Sheet, Reading Logs

October 9, 2013
1. Art - Two Times
2. Word Work - Anchor Chart
3. Daily 5
4. NECAP
5. Fact Practice
Homework Update: Math Sheet, Reading Logs, Climbing Permission Slip

October 8, 2013
1. Morning Share - Headlines!
2. Library
3. Google Docs with Mrs. Wolinksy
4. Read to Self - Anchor Chart
5. NECAP
Homework Update: Math Sheet 2.5, Reading Logs, XtraMath, Permission Slip

October 7, 2013
1. Roman Dance Party
2. Crystal Experiment
3. Music - Quaver, Folk Songs
4. Daily 5
5. Firefighter Demonstration
Homework Update: Home Link 2.5, Reading Logs, XtraMath, Permission Slip

October 3, 2013
1. Ryan Paper Plane Party
2. Guidance - Manners
3. Tech Time
4. NECAP
5. Reading NECAP over!
Homework Update: Home Link 2.4, Reading Logs, Spelling Sheet, Sock Eraser, Lids!

October 2, 2013
1. Math - What's My Rule?
2. Art
3. Technology with Ms. Wolinsky
4. NECAP
5. Reading Choice - Word Word, Listen To Reading
Homework Update: Home Link 2.3, Spelling Sheet, Reading Log, Bring a Lid

October 1, 2013
1. Math - Fact Extensions
2. Library
3. Spelling - Long /a/ sound
4. Writing - Seed Ideas
5. NECAP
Homework Update: Home Link 2.2, Bring a Lid, SLEEP!  EAT! Reading Logs, XtraMath

September 30, 2013
1. Music
2. NECAP Practice - Making Recycled Paper
3. Word Work
4. Fact Triangles
5. Crystals Preview
Homework Update: Home Link 2.1, Bring a Lid, LOTS OF SLEEP AND GOOD BREAKFAST, Sock Eraser, Reading Logs, XtraMath

September 27, 2013
1. Ethan Monster Art Party
2. Starburst Cycle
3. P.E. - Partners practice 2-square
4. Word Work - Block Writing
5. First Science Writing - Layers of the Earth
Homework Update: Reading Log, Discovery Math, Xtramath

September 26, 2013
1. Guidance - Being Part of a Group, Social Detective
2. Time for Kids - Food Allergies
3. Math Progress Check - Unit 1
4. NECAP Prep - Starfish!
5. Sumdog and Extramath
Homework Update: Home Link 1.14 (mom and dad), Reading Logs, Patterns Sheet, Sock Erasers, Discovery Math, Spelling Sheet

September 25, 2013
1. Music - Puff the Magic Dragon
2. Math - Sumdog, Xtramath, Open Number Line
3. Jobs and Applications
4. Reading - Read to Self
5. Art - Rings around the Word (geometry)
Homework Update: Home Link 1.13, Self-Check, Reading Logs, Discovery Math, Spelling Sheet

September 24, 2013
1. Read to Self
2. Word Work: Rainbow Writing, Spiral Writing
3. Library - Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary
4. Sumdog and Xtramath
5. Fire Drill (loud)
Homework Updates: Home Link 1.12, Reading Logs, Sock eraser,

September 23, 2013
1. New Snack Read-a-Loud: The Twits
2. Music - "God Bless America"
3. Reading with Feeling, Read like a river, Don't be a robot, Speed isn't best: Stone Fox
4. Spelling Achievement
5. Geology: Online Geology Detectives at Work!
6. Read to Self & Word Work
Homework Update: Home Link 1.11, Reading Logs, Sock Erasers, Xtramath

September 20, 2013
1. Alex Origami Birthday Party
2. The Crayon Cycle (kinda like the rock cycle...)
3. Ms. Pachuta - Kickball
4. Onion Harvesting and Estimating (63)
5. The Dot by Peter Reynolds
Homework Update: Reading Log, Sock Erasers, Xtramath

September 19, 2013
1. Hans Birthday Dinosaur Art Party
2. Guidance - Whole Body Larry
3. Listen to Reading - Tumblebooks
4. Math - Greater Than and Less Than: Don't Guess, Point Less!
5. Sumdog - Class practice
Homework Update: PICTURE DAY TOMORROW, Home Link 1.10, Reading Log, Spelling Sheet, Sock Eraser

September 18, 2013
1. SumDog
2. Listen to Reading
3. Reading Gooseberry Park
4. Art - Handprints
5. Team Hour with Ms. Pachuta - Kickball Rules
Homework Update: Home Link 1.9, Reading Logs, XtraMath, Sock Erasers

September 17, 2013
1. Explore our rocks with magnifying glasses
2. Coloring bookmarks: Faster, longer, stronger
3. Library - Beverly Cleary
4. Read!  (Read to Self)
5. Morning Message - Classroom full of teachers
Homework Update: Home Link 1.8, Sock Eraser, Reading Logs, Xtramath

September 16, 2013
1. Music - "You're a Grand Old Flag"
2. Model of Layers of the Earth
3. Writing Notebook covers Revealed
4. Brain Breaks - Empty Breath
5. Reading - Just Right (Goldilocks) Books
Homework Update: Home Link 1.7, XtraMath, Reading Logs

September 13, 2013
1. Math Games - Addition Top It, Subtraction Top It
2. P.E. - Cardio Game and Fitness Buddies
3. Bill Nye - Earth's Crust
4. How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the Earth
5. Class Book to the Other Side
Homework Update: Find a Rock, Reading Log, Scholastic Book Orders, Xtramath, Sock for Eraser

September 12, 2013
1. Brain Breaks: Sit-Ups, Frog Jump
2. "Guess Who?"
3. Math Assessment - Little bit hard, little bit easy
4. Guidance - The Rabbit that Lost his Hop
5. Writing - Expert Writing
Homework Update: Reading Log, Find a Rock, Writer's Notebook Decorations, Scholastic Book Orders (?), Xtramath (?)

September 11, 2013
1. Maddie's Birthday: Dance Party!
2. Art - Sketchbooks
3. Extra Library for Team Hour
4. Stamina Reading
5. XtraMath
Homework Update: Home Link 1.6, Reading Logs, Find a Rock, Writer's Notebook Decorations

September 10, 2013
1. Portfolio Covers - Clickerpaint
2. Brain Breaks - Pitch Perfect, Windmills
3. Library - Exploration
4. Math - Data Collection
5. Predictions beneath our feet
Homework Update: Home Link 1.5, Reading Logs, Find a Rock, Writers Notebook Decorations

September 9, 2013
1. Math - Toolkits and Whiteboards
2. Music - Sang
3. Geology - What is it?
4. Brain Breaks - Skips and Clicks, Frankenstein, Chair Balance
5. Writing - Hopes and Dreams
Homework Update: Home Link 1.4, Reading Logs, Find a Rock

September 6, 2013
1. Self Portraits
2. Physical Education - Cardio Game and Stations
3. Team Games with beach balls on the field
4. Brain Breaks - Samurai Swing, Upward Dog
5. Student Reference Book (math)
Homework Update:  Home Link 1.3

September 5, 2013
1. Guidance with Ms. Spellman - Greeting
2. Brain Breaks! (Marching Band, Belly Breathing)
3. First Math Assessment
4. Third Grade Swimmy Puzzle Masterpiece
5. Reading - Time For Kids
Homework Update: Home Link 1.2

September 4, 2013
1. Math - Numbers Everywhere
2. Number Line Squeeze
3. Brain Breaks: Moonwalk
4. Computers Introduction
5. Art: Sketchbooks

NEW CLASS IN THIRD GRADE!!!!

June 13, 2013
1. Fourth Grade Send Off!
2. Royal River Park Picnic
3. Ocean Life and particularly PLANKTON
4. Pictures on the wall... how far we've come
5. Tomorrow is last day of 3rd Grade

June 12, 2013
1. Mr. Corbett and the Solar System
2. Thank Yous for Mr. Hansen
3. Finding Dory
4. Last Art
5. Getting Ready for Summer

June 11, 2013
1. Oliver's Paper Plane Party
2. Rockets Red Glare
3. Tale of Despereaux
4. Freaky Friday Schedule
5. Defoliating Desks of Daily Demands 

June 10, 2013
1. Last Week of School
2. Flying Kites
3. Rocket Preparation
4. Cleaned out Math Boxes
5. Book Bin Organization
Homework Updates: MMF, Reading!

June 6, 2013
1. Cleaned cubbies!
Homework Updates: MMF, Prepare for Learning Celebration Wax Museum (costumes, speech, and so forth)

June 5, 2013
1. Planetarium - Moon may have had water?
2. Mark's Origami Party (Diamond, Crown)
3. Field Day June 11th - RED
4. Art - Take home and optical illusions
5. Ms. Smith Helped out in Afternoon
Homework Updates: MMF (V), Practice Speech (costume)

June 4, 2013
1. Library - All Books Checked In
2. Tomorrow is Field Trip to Planetarium
3. Junior Achievement - Last Day :(
4. Computers
5. Math Assessment (mini)
Homework Update: MMF, practice speech!

May 31, 2013
1. Video about not-Space
2. Chris Hadfield in the International Space Station
3. Bill Nye - The Moon!
4. Ethan Monster Art Party
5. Two More Weeks to Go
Homework Update: Home Link 11.1, MMF "S", and Read read read!

May 30, 2013
1. Nick's Dinosaur Art Birthday Party
2. Planetarium next week
3. Collaging
4. Patrick the Bird
5. Rehearsed for concert
Homework Updates: MMF (R is for Reese), Home Link 11.4

May 24, 2013
1. Not a lot of students (after lunch)
2. Grandparents' Day!
3. Finished "Because of Winn-Dixie"
4. Galileo was undaunted
5. No Math
Homework Updates: Enjoy the weekend and read a book!

May 23, 2013
1. Grandparents Day TOMORROW
2. Rehearsal for Grandparents day tomorrow, TODAY
3. Speeches
4. Music - Rehearsal for June 3rd
5. Gym - Hockey
Homework Updates: MMF, Speech!, Costumes and Change of Clothes!

May 21, 2013
1. Junior Achievement
2. Math Assessment
3. Substitute Tomorrow
4. Two more weeks of library books
5. No computers
Homework Updates: MMF, Home Link 10.11 Family Letter

May 20, 2013
1. Speeches - Worked on, Printed, Practiced Outside
2. Math - Coordinate planes and ordered pairs
3. Mr. Hansen rescheduled (our fault again)
4. BioPoem about US
5. Music - Third Grade Concert
Homework Updates: MMF, Home Link 10.10, Half-Sheet of Ordered Pairs, Self-Assessment, Optional: Practice Speech if you printed it

May 17, 2013
1. Gym - Mr. Walker - Quidditch
2. Math - Median, Mode, Range, and Mean
3. Oscar is a math Genius! (Ask about Memory Recall)
4. Biography Speeches (practice if you're done)
5. Ella Dinosaur Birthday Party
Homework Updates: MMF, Home Link 10.9, Calculator Math, Discovery Math, Missed Spelling Words

May 16, 2013
1. Ms. Pachuta - Outside - Video! (we got an hour and a half!)
2. Biography Speeches are coming along
3. Brayden's Brother Substitute for Music
4. Math - Calculator Memory
5. DRAs continue
Homework Updates: MMF - K, Home Link 10.8, Spelling Sheet

May 15, 2013
1. Teacher Lunch for Good Sports
2. 4th Grade Concert
3. Schedule was all wonky today
4. Speeches for Wax Museum
5. Skipped Math Message: Median, Mode, Mean and Range

May 14, 2013
1. Leah's Monster Birthday Party
2. Kevin Hawkes: Helped us with drawings and characters and making stories (Gregor)
3. No Math (still have MMF and spelling words for homework!)
4. Computers: Biopoem
5. DRAs in Progress

May 13, 2013
1. Biography Portraits
2. Math - Measurement - Volume - Gall-o-bots
3. DRAs on the move
4. Picture Art Fiction Writing
5. Kevin Hawkes coming tomorrow!

May 10, 2013
1. Lock Down!  (room for improvement...)
2. Biography Wax Museum Research
3. Math - Volume and units of measure
4. Ryan Monster Party
5. Homework = Extra Time

May 9, 2013
1. Gym - Quidditch
2. Math - Volume
3. One Rotation for Daily5
4. Music - Orph Ensemble
5. iPads and iMovies in Computer Team Hour

May 8, 2013
1. Art - Wrapped Project and Portfolios Home
2. Junior Achievement - Construction, Blue Prints, and Town Planning
3. Math - Weight
4. Lunch Recess - Field
5. Narrative Nonfiction - Disasters

May 7, 2013
1. King Tut at Teacher Table
2. Library - Browse Kevin Hawkes Books
3. Kevin Hawkes is coming next week!
4. Computer Lab - Country Presentations Presentations!
5. Math - Partner Groups and Volume

May 6, 2013
1. King Tut Biography in Teacher Table
2. Story Fiction Art Paintings
3. Math - Volume
4. Climbing to the Top results
5. Music - Practice Song on Little Instruments

May 3, 2013
1. Wax Museum Assignments
2. Four Rotations - More Houdini!
3. Gym - Hockey Games!
4. Concert on June 3rd
5. Almost 4th Graders (working on getting ready)

May 2, 2013
1. Gertrude Ederly - Time and Place
2. Mrs. Lane - Guest Professor
3. Math - Measurement
4. Behind the Scenes - Biography potential?
5. 3rd Grade Hour - Kevin Hawkes!

May 1, 2013
1. Math Test, Round Two!
2. Harry Houdini - Characteristics
3. ACES Day - A big success!
4. Art - Glazed our pottery
5. New seats, modified "L"

April 30, 2013
1. Math - Power Hour Review
2. Computers - KidBlog
3. Library - Kevin Hawkes (he's coming to visit!)
4. Daily5 4 Rotations
5. Math Test Tomorrow

April 29, 2013
1. Biography of Alexander Graham Bell (Somebody Wanted But So Then)
2. Math Assessment (Will ride again!)
3. Spelling Preview
4. Wednesday is ACES Day
5. Daily5 FOUR rotations

April 26, 2013
1. Math Games (Almost Done!)
2. Qualities and Achievements of Famous People
3. Computers - Math Practice
4. Attempted to do a Group Closing Circle... Not a Success :(
5. Gym - Hockey Skills

April 25, 2013
1. Fire Drill
2. Achievements and Qualities in Biographies
3. Ms. Spellman - Compliments
4. Spelling - Silent "e" words and word cards
5.  Math - Partial Products for 2 numbers
                 TIE-Fighers, Butterflies, Bowties, 1X1

April 24, 2013
1. Paige Art Party
2. Further work on Spring project
3. Partial Product coloring for multiplication (do NOT do lattice)
4. Art - Clay Wall Hangings
5. Teacher Appreciation Day

April 23, 2013
1. Biographies: Cause and Effect
2. Math - Multiplying 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers (number with a zero ending on top!)
3. Book Orders came in and new ones due on Monday
4. Library - Granite Baby
5. Spring Art Projects

April 22, 2013
1. Earth Day!
2. Bill Nye the Science Guy: Pollution Solutions
3. Music - Singing with TWO classes
4. Math - Building Bridges with fractional folds and triangular area
5. Earth Day Art Project

April 11, 2013
1. Semi-Read-A-Thon-Tastic
2. Monster Art Party for the Birthday Girl! (Elena!)
3. MeeGenius for Listen to Reading
4. Biographies: Ben Franklin
5. Trogdor Art-tastic

April 10, 2013
1. Semi-Read-a-Thon Tomorrow
2. Reports from Special Teachers
3. Art - Scratch art and Mandala art
4. Math - Cuisinaire Rods
5. Computers - Kids Blog

April 9, 2013
1. Painting
2. Computers - Kids Blog and Student Surveys
3. Math - Calculators and Remainders: Round up or Round down?
4. Library - Read a Book!
5. Fix it! Add it! Sort it! Finish it!

April 8, 2013
1. Junior Achievement: Zones!
2. Music: Hand Motions to 21st Century
3. Bagpipes!
4. Somebody Wanted But So (Biographies)
5. Math - Sharing Equally (Division)

April 5, 2013
1. Poppy Birthday Party!
2. Packages in Gym Class (now they're in our bags!)
3. Morning Meeting Greeting: Braid
4. Computers - Finish Presentations!
5. Math - Factors and Factor Bingo

April 4, 2013
1. Clancy's Birthday!
2. America's Champion Swimmer
3. Screaming llamas goats
4. Relaxing with Ms. Pachuta
5. Math - Shopping and two-stage problems (with parentheses)

April 3, 2013
1. The Cactus Hotel
2. Art - Sewing
3. Fiction Art: Finding Skies
4. Biographies: Reading as a Narrative
5. Arted through lunch

April 2, 2013
1. Getting deeper in Biographies
2. KidsBlog - Started our First Post!
3. Substitute in Library - Story and Pick out Books
4. Math - Exploration with Rectangles as Products
5. Extra HW: Exploration

April 1, 2014
1. Marbleizing
2. Beach Day!
3. New Reading: Biographies
4. Discussed and prepared Daily5 Schedules
5. Morning Meeting! (For those who are ready!)
6. Tests, quizzes, and assessments all day long!

March 29, 2013
1. Juice Pouch Learning
2. Two Days to Easter
3. Gym - Cardio Game
4. Computers - XtraMath
5. Two Snacks
6. Morning Message - We Made Greetings

March 28, 2013
1. Heritage Night!
2. Heritage Gallery Walk
3. Computer Lab - iMovie Trailers
4. Re-arrange classroom for Heritage Night
5. Short Daily5

March 27, 2013
1. Spelling instead of fun share
2. Independent writing time
3. Painting for Fiction
4. Presentations (almost) done
5. Math Assessment (with AWESOME mathemagician hats)

March 26, 2013
1. New Jobs
2. Math - Homework Review, Assessment Tomorrow
3. Daily5 Choices
4. Addition and Subtraction Algorithm Practice
5. MMF - Daily Now!

March 25, 2013
1. New Jobs
2. Painting
3. Questions for Reading
4. Messy Hands
5. Mean, Median, Mode and Range

March 22, 2013
1. Fiction Painting
2. New Jobs
3. Talent Show at Lunch
4. Math Mixed Fractions
5. Too Busy Socially for Fun Activities

March 21, 2013
1. Library - Browsing Non-Fiction Call Numbers
2. Fraction Card sort based on size
3. Sharing Heritage Posters!
4. Techno-Testing in 2014
5. Vision Screening with Ms. Sanford

March 20, 2013
1. Sewing in Art
2. Writing - Country Presentations and Research
3. Worked on Flags
4. Read about New Pope in Time for Kids
5. Fiction Story Paintings (Mrs. Colfer's spoilers)

March 18, 2013
1. Almost got Bagpipes :(
2. Heritage Night postponed
3. Teresa's Monster Birthday Party (Monster Fish!)
4. Country Flags
5. Math - Fractions and Frame and Arrows

March 14, 2013
1. Pi Day (and Tau!)
2. Fractions and Squares and Pieces
3. Vi Hart and Tau
4. Ms. Spellman - Big Problems and Small Problems
5. 3-Day weekend

March 13, 2013
1. Word Searches with /long e/
2. Finish the Non-Fiction Assessment
3. Clean the fish tank
4. Teacher Table - Mini Rotation
5. Math - Chance!

March 12, 2013
1. Non-Fiction Assessment Part 1
2. Mini-Rotations at Teacher Table
3. 20 Minutes for Daily5
4. Computers - Country Presentations
5. Letters "I & J" for lunch

March 11, 2013
1. Math Assessment!
2. Ivy and Bean books!
3. Spelling Preview
4. SumDog
5. Writing Workshop - Computers and GoogleDocs

March 8, 2013
1. Wormformation
2. Unit 6 Assessment Review (it's in the Take-Home Folder!)
3. Gym - Basketball
4. Non-Fiction Writing
5. Math - Three Explorations and Making Games

March 7, 2013
1. Girl Scouts (Reese) Donated Supplies!
2. Music - Musician Biographies
3. Venn Diagrams (plants/animals/minerals)
4. Gym - Tag?
5. Math - Multiples of 10

March 6, 2013
1. Teacher Table - Got to see worms
2. Computers - SumDog and NonFiction
3. Art - Realistic Value Paintings
4. Fix it! Add it! Find it! Finish it!
5. Teacher Lunch!

March 5, 2013
1. Computers - Slideshows and SumDog
2. The One and Only Ivan - New elephant!
3. Wormformation and Worms at Teacher Table
4. Ms. Wetmore's class visited
5. Math Homelink Review (How to score in basketball)

March 4, 2013
1. Worms and Wormformation
2. Basketball Points - Using Parentheses in algebraic expressions (you heard right!)
3. Spelling Preview
4. Spelling Practice Book - oi, oy
5. Chose Countries for Research

March 1, 2013
1. Spelling Test (It's in the take-home folder!)
2. Lots of volunteers! (Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Muir, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Prinn!)
3. Heritage Project Introduction
4. More information about worms
5. Math - Parentheses

February 28, 2013
1. Ms. Pachuta in Mr. Reidman's Room
2. Pic Collage - Only 5 more!
3. Spelling Crossword - Homophones
4. Titanic - Finding Inferences
5. Page 63 - Again! :(

February 27, 2013
1. Rock Climbing
2. Inside Recess
3. BK + TC = Inference!
4. Daily 5 Rotations
5. Bus Ride
6. Words and Text Features

February 26, 2013
1. Computers - Country Research
2. Math Multiplication Patterns - Even and Odd Factors
3. Multiplication Facts Survey
4. Spelling - Homophone Crossword
5. States - Introductory Research

February 25, 2013
1. Math - Square Numbers
2. Writer's Workshop - Boxes and Bullets into Google Docs
3. Spelling Preview
4. Titanic - Making Inferences [BK + TC = I]
5. The One and Only Ivan Read-Aloud

February 15, 2013
1. Mini-Read-a-Thon
2. Creating Math Games
3. Spelling Test - Ms. Jenkins - Going home today!
4.  Almost Break
5. Boxes and Bullets Non-Fiction into Google Docs

February 14, 2013
1. No Time - Too much chatter
2. Valentine's Day
3. Computers - Google Presentations
4. Origami Hearts
5. Math Assessment

February 13, 2013
1. Rock Climbing after Break!
2. BK + TC = I (Background Knowledge + Text Clues = Inference)
3. Math Explorations B and C (8 Point Drawing, Decimal Diagrams)
4. Titanic - Reading for Inference
5. Writer's Workshop

February 12, 2013
1. Valentines Wordles
2. Time For Kids: Prize-winning Books!
3. Octopus - Big Box Ideas and Bullet Details
4. Word Preview a day late
5. Scholastic Books Arrival

February 11, 2013
1. Worms!
2. Scholastic Books Handout
3. XtraMath Code: QKMUUJ
4. Closer to Yarmouth (County)
5. Choosing a State to Research

February 7, 2013
1. Getting Closer to Yarmouth
2. Even more MAP
3. Job Applications
4. Math - Solid Figures
5. Snow Storm Coming! (Blizzard!)

February 6, 2013
1. Trevor has recovered
2. Conferences - Portfolio Share
3. We got even closer to Yarmouth - Northeast!
4. Computers - MAP Testing
5. Read to Someone - Zane's Mom!

February 5, 2013
1. Word List for Valentine's Day Wordle
2. Scholastic books arrived... Now to sort!
3. Some mid-year testing!
4. Made our own choices for Daily5
5. Angle-o-Trons!

February 4, 2013
1. Computers - Non-Fiction Google Docs
2. Spelling Preview - homophones!
3. Portfolios
4. Music - The "F" note
5. Teacher Table - Time for Kids "Inauguration" and Non-Fiction Features

February 1, 2013
1. Gym - Stations
2. Fiona's Art Party
3. 568 Juice Pouches
4. Getting closer to Yarmouth
5. Job Applications

January 31, 2013
1. Math - quadrilaterals/quadrangles
2. Differences between non-fiction and fiction
3. Ms. Spellman - Ricky Rabbit and self control
4. Portfolios!
5. Ms. Troy substitute in music

January 30, 2013
1. Sugar Free Friday
2. Spelling: Contractions
3. Getting Closer to Yarmouth
4. Writer's Workshop - Non-Fiction on Google Docs
5. Teacher Lunch on Friday! (2x?)

January 29, 2013
1. Mastering Math Facts! S!
2. Computers - Google Docs Inserting Pictures
3. Sugar Free Friday!
4. Daily5 - Quiet - Choices Next Week?
5. Geography - 7 Continents

January 28, 2013
1. Computers - XtraMath and Writing
2. Music - Play on the Bells
3. Working on Getting the Gist
4. Math - Parallel and Intersecting lines
5. Finland - Lots of Winter Games

January 25, 2013
1. Teacher Table: I'm Finnish!
2. Check the Blog, see our picture!
3. Spelling Test
4. Gym - Self-Motivated or Self-Directed?
5. Mask- Get the Gist

January 24, 2013
1. Computers - XtraMath and TimezAttack
2. Outdoor Recess!
3. Masks - Get the Gist
4. New Seats
5. Music - iPads!

January 23, 2013
1. Pictures of Edward!
2. Line Graphs in Math
3. Addition and Subtraction and Grading
4. Geology Assessment
5. Indoor Recess - New Boardgames

January 22, 2013
1. Spelling Pre-Test
2. Math Sunrise/Sunset Line Graph (Started)
3. Bats! NonFiction Writing
4. Google Earth - Country and State
5. Daily5 - NonFiction - Unwanted Animals!

January 18, 2013
1. Gym - Let if Fly - Being Self-Directed
2. Trevor's Origami Party
3. Computers - Math Practice
4. Spelling Test - How-To
5. Read with POWER! (Non-Fiction)

January 17, 2013
1. Erosion Investigation Video
2. Ms. Pachuta - Character Education
3. Snow!
4. Math - Decimals to the Thousandths
5. Spelling - Fix It!

January 16, 2013
1. Sideways Stories from the Wayside School at the High School
2. First Book Orders Home!
3. Art - Movie about Van Gogh
4. Letters to Martin Luther King, Jr.
5. Field Trip to High School

January 15, 2013
1. Ms. Debbie and Water Erosion/Pollution
2. Computers - Google Earth Fundamentals
3. 100-Grid Names (Hundredths)
4. Soil Story
5. Library - Non-Fiction Books and Treasure Hunt

January 14, 2013
1. Grizzly Bears - Finding Facts in Non-Fiction
2. Music - iPads
3. Teacher Table - TFK
4. Math - Decimals!
5. Learned about Bats and Grizzlies!

January 11, 2013
1. Rain comes from a spray bottle
2. Glaciers come from the freezer
3. Wind comes from a straw
4.  Learned about whale scat (Time for Kids)
5. 360 Juice Pouches in all
6. Trees removed from playground!

January 10, 2013
1. Features of Non-Fiction and their Purpose
2. Predictions about Wind, Water, and Ice
3. Computers - 3rd Grade Hour - Webonauts and Internet Academy
4. Math - Units of Time - Hours watching TV or listening to Parents!
5. Stickies? Tomorrow?

January 9, 2013
1. Science Investigation Day 2: Ice, Wind, Water
2. Non-Fiction Features
3. Art - Painting What We Want to Do
4. Math - How Many Minutes Old Are We?
5. Time For Kids!

January 8, 2013
1. Library - Nonfiction Books!
2. Read more Because of Winn-Dixie
3. Geology Investigation: Air, Water, and Ice
4. Computers - Geology ClickerPaint
5. Computers - Google Earth Volcanoes

January 7, 2013
1. Spelling Preview
2. Computers - XtraMath and TimezAttack
3. New Books on Display Shelf
4. Better Answers - Little Red Riding Hood Self Assessment
5. Time for Kids - Freedom Tower

January 4, 2013
1. Substitute in Gym again!
2. Geology in the Kitchen
3. Rock Detectives
4. Collected 269 Juice Pouches
5. Math Computers

January 3, 2013
1. Weathering Experiment from Mt. Everest
2. Art - Kandinsky
3. Math Game - Ten-Thousand Top It
4. Page 125 - Number Lines
5. Substitute in Gym!

January 2, 2013
1. First Day Back
2. Happy New Year
3. First Days with Word Floam
4. Multiplication Baseball: Advanced!
5. Volcanoes!

December 20, 2012
1. Computers - Make our Writing Fancy
2. Patrick Birthday Party - Origami House and Cowboy Hat
3. More people using Word Floam
4. Gym - Played with Ms. Colfer's Crew!
5. Read-a-Thon Tomorrow!

December 19, 2012
1. Art Project - Snowflakes (Vi Hart)
2. Music Field Trip (Concert)
3. Art - Chinese Stairways
4. 4th Grade Orph Ensemble
5. Un Lun Dun by China Mieville!

December 16, 2012
1. Ms. Estabrook Guest Teacher!
2. Fire Drill (In the rain!)
3. Computers - XtraMath, SumDog, Google Docs
4. Mount Everest!  (New Investigation into Weathering)
5. Indoor Recess :(

December 15, 2012
1. First Day of Floam (for some people)
2. Computers for XtraMath and TimezAttack
3. Happy Birthday Zane!  Origami Surprise Party
4. Last week before Winter Break
5. A Whole Bunch of Fluffy White Stuff - What's up with that?

December 14, 2012
1.  Crystals are going Home
2. Happy Birthday Oscar!  Origami Party!  Rabbits and Sampans!
3. Spelling Page - when "y" follows a consonant - change to "i" add "es"
4. Milo found Rhyme and Reason
5. Computers - Spelling Test Finished!

December 13, 2012
1. Rock Types Passing Game
2. Trevor's Cheese (Possesives)
3. Music - Puff the Magic Dragon
4. Maps and Scales
5. Daily 5

December 12, 2012
1. Starburst Rock Cycle Investigation!
2. Art - Bracelets/Necklaces
3. Blind Rock Guess
4. 12/12/12
5. Computers/Google Doc Writing

December 11, 2012
1. Learned More about Sedimentary Rocks
2. Spelling - Compound Words
3. Library - Silver Packages
4. Teacher Table for Daily 5
5. Timez Attack!  (Xtra Math Some to Subtraction!)

December 10, 2012
1. Music - Watched about Peter Tchaikovsky
2. Typing Narrative in Google Docs
3. Teacher Table - Non-Fiction Reading
4. Indoor Recess (KenKen)
5. Crystals are still Growing!

December 7, 2012
1. Spelling Test
2. New Balls on the Playground
3. We Made a Video Presentation for our Science Experiement
4. The Pirate Sound /ar/ like in Yaaaarrrrrrmouth
5. Multiplication Baseball - With Dice!

December 6, 2012
1. New Rock Displays
2. Leah's Mom Helped Reading!
3. Played Beat the Calculator in Math
4. Science - Observed our Crystals Forming
5. Ryan/Ryan's Mom brought/sent pillows for Read to Self

December 5, 2012
1. Making Crystals Experiment
2. Ms. Spellman joined us for It's Ok To Be Different
3. Art - Ornaments out of paper (many colors, like stained glass...cellophane!)
4. Language Arts - How Many Days to America?
5. "Beat the Calculator"

December 4, 2012
1. Chorus Show tonight at 5:00PM!
2. Rock Share If You Find a Rock
3. Mrs. Bray stepped in
4. Library - Black Sand?
5. Harvesting Carrots

December 3, 2012
1. Music - Instruments!
2. Spelling Preview

November 30, 2012
1. Bring a Lid for Crystals!
2. Optional: cut a piece of sponge to fit inside
3. Gym - You Make It, You Take It
4. Bill Nye the Science Guy - Rocks and Fossils
5. Cleaned the Fish Tank

November 29, 2012
1. Substitute for the morning
2. Computers for Third Grade House
3. Music - Substitute there too!
4. New Homework - Fun!
5. Math Message in the Morning

November 28, 2012
1. Children's Museum of Maine!
2. MONEY at the Children's Museum!
3. Art - Wrapped Super Secret Gift ;)
4. Math - Multiplication and Area
5. Condolence Letters to Falmouth Elementary School

November 27, 2012
1. Classroom Magma
2. How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World
3. What is Under your Feet?

November 26, 2012
1. Greyfriars Bobby
2. Music - Drums (round drums)
3. Math Test!
4. Spelling Preview
5. Math Message Book

November 20, 2012
1.  Computers: Xtra Math and SumDog competition
(www.xtramath.org school code: QKMUUJ)
(www.sumdog.com school code: 04096)
2. Thanksgiving Break
3. Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
4. Turkey Geometry Puzzle
5. Sounds with Bill Nye

November 19, 2012
1. Spelling - Short and Long vowels
2. Better Answers - Answer Sandwich - Camels!
3. Mastering Math Facts - M
4. Sunrise/Sunrise Chart: 9 hours and 29 minutes
5. Almost Thanksgiving!

November 16, 2012
1. Save-Me Turkey!
2. Gym - Octopus
3. No Teacher Table - Google Docs
4. Final Science of Sound  :(
5. Word-Dough

November 15, 2012
1. Science Investigation - Sound Through Solids?
2. Art - Pictures of us!
3. Math - Measured Area, where's our new carpet?
4. "The Unspoken Word" again!
5. Gym and Music, Tag Game and Chutes and Notes

November 14, 2012
1. New Desk Arrangement
2. Spelling - Long /i/ sound
3. New "Word Dough" for Word Work
4. Somebody (we won't say Nick) added "microscopic" to our list
5. Trying to convince Farmer Abbott not to harvest the wrong turkey

November 13, 2012
1. Computers - XtraMath
2. Spelling Preview - Unit 9
3. Daily 5 - Beginning and Ending Sounds
4. Math - Perimeter and Area
5. Library - Kevin Hawks

November 9, 2012
1. Spelling Test
2. Bebot sound generator
3. Worked on Memory Story
4. Math - Probability Shape Drop
5. Daily 5 - Chunking and Read to Self!

November 8, 2012
1. "The Unspoken Page"
2. Stretching it out in Gym
3. Music - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
4. Perimeter of Shapes
5. Ms. Spellman and R-E-S-P-E-C-T

November 7, 2012
1. Writer's Workshop - Memory Story
2. Spelling - Similes
3. Art - Clay!
4. Obama won election... Just like our school election!
5. Chunking in Spelling.  Big words aren't scary!

November 6, 2012
1. Mock Election!
2. Chunk Factory - Reading
3. Library - Kevin Hawkes Illustrator
4. Math- Measuring with Metric Units
5. Barack Obama won Mock Election

November 5, 2012
1.  Allie's Birthday! (Belated)
2. Grace for President
3. Spelling Preview Unit 8
4. Amazing Super Fine Best Allie Music
5. Math - Measuring with Standard Units

November 1, 2012
1. Bob da Boss moved on
2. Sound through water investigation
3. Pumpkin Muffins!
4. Mrs. Lane visits Daily 5
5. Measured half-inches, quarter-inches and centimeters

October 31, 2012
1. Art - Chalk and Color and Symmetry
2. Halloween!
3. Pumpkin Day!
4. Spelling /oy/ sound
5. A Dark, Dark Tale

October 29, 2012
1. Spelling Unit 7
2. Music - Music Bingo
3. Daily 5 - Listen to Reading
4. Pumpkin Day Wednesday!
5. Our new "student" Sandy!  ;)

October 26, 2012
1. Origami Dog and Pinwheel for Cassidy's Birthday!
2. Finally making semi-hexahexaflexagons!
3. Glofish were genetically engineered
4. Teacher Table Frankenfish
5. Spelling Test 6!

October 25, 2012
1. MORE Fish!
2. Reading Phantom Tollbooth
3. Daily 5
4. More Jobs
5. Spelling BINGO

October 24, 2012
1. Cursive New!
2. Bob da Boss is BIG
3. Book Fair
4. Spelling "e" sound
5. MMF

October 22, 2012
1. Music - Music Style Dial - Guess That Style!
2. Spelling - Spelling Preview
3. Daily 5 - 3 @ 15 minutes!
4. Science Postponed
5. One Fish Gone :(

October 19, 2012
1. New trihexaflexagons (sports ones)
2. Daily 5 Fifteen minutes!
3. Read Aloud Phantom Tollbooth
4. GloFish Arrived (What will we name them?)
5. New Whiteboard!

October 17, 2012
1. Mrs. Ney's Flexagons
2. Marching Band Rehearsal
3. Daily 5
4. Art Class - Shadow Boxes
5. Fire Drill

October 16, 2012
1. Daily 5
2. Computers and Google Docs
3. Read to Someone
4. Name Poem on Google Docs
5. Library

October 15, 2012
1. No Time for Read Aloud
2. Decorating our Writing Notebooks
3. Listen to Reading in Class
4. Daily 5
5. Hexaflexagon Day

October 11, 2012
1. Daily Five: Word Work
2. Gym
3. NECAP Over!
4. No Phantom Tollbooth
5. Play Dough Word Work

October 10, 2012
1. NECAP Testing Math!
2. Spelling the "Ow!" sound (ow, ou)
3. GloFish Tank
4. Cursive practice
5. Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

October 5, 2012
1. Reading to Someone (Using You Read to Me, I Read to You books)
2. Science - Length and Pitch
3. Cursive
4. Spelling Review
5. The B.F.G. by Roald Dahl

October 4, 2012
1. Science Exploration - Length and Pitch
2. Cabbages and Onions and Dirt, Oh My!
3. Day 3 of NECAP
4. Reading Gooseberry Park
5. Using figurative language about babies (from Gooseberry Park)

October 3, 2012
1. NECAP Testing Day 2
2. Spelling (long a sound)
3. October/Halloween Books
4. Math - Number Stories
5. Spelling Practice Books (long a sound)

October 2, 2012
1. Computer Lab - ClickerPaint Portfolio Covers
2. Cursive (Kite Strings and Clock Climbers)
3. Computer Lab - TumbleBooks (Linked from YES page)
4. NECAP for Real!
5. Library - Long Chapter

October 1, 2012
1. Gearing up for NECAP!
2. Read to Someone (Shared Reading)
3. Handwriting Practice (Cursive Kite Strings)
4. Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant (Setting)
5. Homework in School!

September 28, 2012
1. NECAP Coming
2. Gym
3. Sound Video
4. Read to Someone
5. Spelling Test
6. Community Puzzlers (3rd Grade!)

September 27, 2012
1. Read to Someone (EEKK!)
2. Spelling Fix-it
3. Tongue Depressor Investigation
4. Respect Spider W
5. Paper-Making (Recycled Paper In Class)

September 26, 2012
1. Read to Someone
2. Mastering Math Facts (MMF)  Timer
3. Spelling Practice Book
4. Ms. Estabrook Visit
5. Making Recycled Paper

September 25, 2012
1. Cursive Clock Climbers
2. Library - 3 Books!
3. Computer Lab - Timez Attack (You can download this at home by going here and clicking download at the top left of the page.  Step-by-step instructions.)
4. Spelling - Long O (no, boat, low, cold, home)
5. Math Games - Coin Addition Top-It

 September 24, 2012
1. Fire Drill
2. Spelling Words
3. Music - Quaver (sp?)
4. Bug Close-Ups
5. Money Spinner Game (This will soon reside with all our math games in the Math Station!)

 September 21, 2012
1.  Ms. Pachuta (Gym!)
2. Math Games - What's the Difference?
3. Science Writing - Tuning Fork, Long Gongs, Tone Generator, Door Fiddle
4. Read Aloud: The North Star
5. Spelling

 September 20, 2012
1. Cursive
2. The Journey
3. Music/Gym
4. Spelling
5. Difference Game

September 19, 2012

1. Tone generator
2. Art - concentric circles/designs
3. Book exchange (I PICK books)
4. Letter to parents (open school night)
5. Computers (MAP reading testing)

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