Spreading Kindness, Light, Measuring, and Watermelon Seeds

The class was very busy today! In the morning the 4th graders spread kindness by reading to the 1st graders. Some of the first graders even read to the 4th graders!

Today in math the learning goal was measuring with centimeters. We discussed the term : standard measurement. For science the students continued to learn about light. We learned the words opaque, transparent, and translucent. Then we watched a brain pop Jr. to help us better understand these words! Finally the students learned about writing a personal narratives. We compared a story to a watermelon. The students learned that they need to write about the “seed” of their idea and not the whole”watermelon”. Here is a quick video we watched to help better explain this concept.

YEH!! Finally some snow!

REMINDER: BOOK EXCHANGE TOMORROW!

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GLUESTICKS

The students are running low on gluesticks. I did just buy some, but if anyone would be interested in donating some to the classroom it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Pajama Day, Measurement , Early Dismissal

Tomorrow is an ALL SCHOOL PAJAMA DAY. If your child would like to participate they may wear their pajamas to school. It is also an early dismissal day at 1:30!

Today the students started a new module in math. We started to talk about measurement. We learned to use the words endpoint, alignment, shorter than and longer than in our lesson today!

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REMINDERS

Spelling test tomorrow

The new semester has started. Thursday (Day D ) will be library instruction/book exchange .

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-ar pirates, new semester, and magnets

Today the students learned about the controlled r sound -ar. We sorted our spelling words watched a you tube, played tic tac toe, and made pirate hats with -ar words.

The students also learned about magnetic force. We learned the words: attract, repel, north, and south poles. We experimented with our magnetic wands and then tried to go through a maze with our pipe cleaners and magnets!

REMINDER:

TOMORROW IS THE LAST APPLIED ENGINEERING. The new semester the students will have library instruction. Their new teacher will be Mrs. Paules. NO SCHOOL FRIDAY!

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today the students learned about Dr. Martin Luther King. We watched some utubes and had a Scholastic News about him. The students learned the words : segregation, equality, and justice. We made illustrations of Dr. King and also unscrambled a sentence about him. REMINDER: NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!

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Sequencing and Spelling Test

Today the students continued to learn about sequencing. The class worked together and wrote how to build a snow man. Then we used “puffy” snow to draw our snowmen in a snowglobe! Enjoy the pictures.

REMINDERS: SPELLING TEST TOMORROW NO SCHOOL MONDAY!

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The Mitten

Today the class listened to the story The Mitten by Jan Brett. We used the words first, next, then and last to sequence this story.

Later in the day we watched another version of The mitten. We discussed things that were the same and different about the 2 versions.

REMINDER:
SPELLING TEST FRIDAY

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-ch digraph and sequencing

Today the students sorted their new spelling words with the digraph -ch. We also read a story called Rich Grows Up. The students looked for words that had the -ch digraph in them.

The students also learned about sequencing. We used the signal words: First, Next, Last to help us organize the events. We used some 3 piece puzzle pieces to help sequence different pictures and events.

REMINDER:

BOOK EXCHANGE TUESDAY

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Cause and Effect and Force

Today the students learned about cause and effect. After listening to the story Sneezy the Snowman, the students identified the cause and effect of several events in the story. Then the students made a cause and effect snowman!

In Science the class started to learn about force. The students first brainstormed what they thought force was. After looking at an anchor chart and watching a quick video the students learned that a force is putting something in motion like a push or a pull. Then we identified certain activities as a PUSH or a PULL.

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