Today in class we learned that spiders do not have teeth. The students wondered how do they eat? We read in our non fiction book that spiders liquify their prey. We did a simple experiment to demonstrate this concept. The students were given a sugar cube. This was their “prey”. I then put water on top that represented the venom of the spider. They quickly saw their sugar cube turn into a liquid. Then we slurped our prey up with a straw. YUM!

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Just a few reminders…tomorrow is a spelling test. We also have book exchange this Friday as well. Thanks again for your support!

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Today the class reviewed contractions. We discussed the new contraction n’t. We sang our contraction song and made some candy corn contractions. Enjoy!

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Conference Sign Up

Click here to sign up for conferences. Make sure you are on the dates Nov. 23rd and Nov. 24th. There are a few morning conferences available as well. Thank you!

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-all and BATS

Today the class used their magnetic letter boards to build their spelling words. Then we watched a Jack Hartman video that reinforced the -all sound.

The class also continued to learn about bats. We learned that a baby bat was called a pup. The students then made BAT HATS. Don’t forget tomorrow morning I will be posting the link to sign up for parent teacher conferences. All conferences will be virtual. Thanks again for all your support.

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Today the students learned about echolocation with bats. We watched 2 videos to help us with this concept. Then we wrote about if we were a bat…

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Comparing and Bats

Today in math we learned about comparing objects and how to solve a story problem when we compare. We watched a story about comparing and then did lots of modeling to solve some story problems.

Today in class we also started to learn about bats. We listened to a non fiction story and fiction story on bats. We then discussed the beginning middle and end of the fiction story called Stellaluna.

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Message from Mrs. McPherson

Parent-Teacher Conferences – Coming Soonby cmcphersonThis year, all parents will sign up for a virtual parent-teacher conference.    In the next week, you will get a link from your child’s teacher that you will use to log in and secure a timeslot that works for you.    Conferences will be held on Monday, November 23rd from 1:45-8:00 PM and on Tuesday, November 24th from 1:45-3:45PM.   Depending on availability there might be dates/times that are out of those two days available.  To plan ahead for conferences:·       Look at your calendar, select dates/times that will work best for your family.   Please remember we only host one conference, so it is very important that blended families coordinate this in advance.   ·       A g-mail account MUST be used to schedule an appointment.   If you have one, I would suggest you use that.   (Please sign up for the conference and include your child’s name in some way.)·       If you do NOT have a g-mail account, you will NEED to use your child’s log in information to sign up for the conference.    It would be helpful if you recorded your child’s log in information somewhere.    ( and password=this is specific to your child) ·       After you sign up for your conference, an email confirmation will be sent to the email account of the teacher and also to the account you used to sign up.   ·       A parent tip:  If you sign up using your child’s account, please hold on to their log in information, because you will need it the date/time of the conference to log back in for the google meet conference.  ·       If you are unable to sign up for a conference using your child’s computer, please contact our building secretary at 717.872-9530 to schedule your appointment.   Please sign up by Monday, November 2, 2020.
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Busy Week

This week the students have been very busy learning about pumpkins, landforms , endings on words, the short o sound, subtracting, and retelling. The class had fun today learning landforms by playing headbanz.

The students also listened to many fiction and non fiction stories on pumpkins. Some favorites were Too Many Pumpkins and Spookley!

The students also learned about the endings -ing and -ed. We talked about how -ing added to a verb means it is happening now. Then we discussed how adding -ed to a word means it already happened. Then we moved around to Jack Hartman’s CVC song to practice the short o sound.

Have a great weekend and thank you again for your continued support!

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Today in math we learned about subtracting the number zero. We watched 2 videos about when we subtract 0 and how we get 0 as a difference.

The class completed their worksheet in their math book, and then followed up with a SEESAW activity.

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