Archive for April, 2008
Monday, April 28th, 2008
Monday Notes: Today we made water wheels with Mrs. Albright. We learned about erosion, weathering, and hydropower. We read about comic book projects in schools in Time For Kids magazine. Most kids in 201 feel that comics are good reading material for school. We ended the day with our book buddies, making flowers out of tissue paper. Tomorrow’s the big field trip!
Tuesday Notes: We travelled back in time to 1876 today. We were pioneers at Honey Creek School. We hiked in the woods, worked on some seatwork, played a game outside and finished the day with penmanship. What was your favorite part of the field trip?
Thursday Notes: Third grade math students are learning about multiplication. How do you multiply 36 x 7? We read a biography of the Dalai Lama today. In the afternoon we worked on finishing up our lit. log covers. We are all into our City of Ember book. We ended the day in the computer lab, working on a WATER webquest. Great work, 201′ers!
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
Friday Notes: In the morning our math groups were very focused and working hard. Third graders did division work with dollar bills. In the afternoon, we started our stories about RIGHTS today. Everyone has interesting ideas about their characters and their conflicts. Ms. Cantrell came in for knitting circle. We ended the day with some quiet reading.
Wednesday Notes: Wow! We got a lot done today. Mitzi came in and we created political cartoons about the article we read about the Olympic Torch relays. We are all done with our literature books. We are beginning fiction stories soon. During YMCA time today we played a game outside about the food groups. Jessie brought 3 furry visitors in to class.
Tuesday Notes: Happy Earth Day! We spent some time learning about the history of Earth Day and then we went outside and talked about different types of pollution, causes and solutions. We talked more about Bobbin Girl today and finished our power point. Fourth graders took a math test today. Third graders learned about multiplying factors like 5 x 27 and 6 x 123. We learned about taking care of our teeth from two women who work at a dental office. It was a fine day in 201!
Monday, April 7th, 2008
Monday: Today we started NWEA testing. We worked on the math test. We learned about water and what happens to it when it gets hot or cold. We also learned more about African Americans fighting in the Civil War. We wrote about what it would be like to be a scout for the Union army. Ms. Steel read Pink and Say to our class.
Thursday: We learned about what it would be like to be a child in the time of the Civil War. The Eagle Song group did a great job discussing chapter 6. We also made a power point about Bobbin Girl. Today has been a busy, but fun, day!