Archive for January, 2009
Monday, January 26th, 2009
Monday Notes: We had some IU student teachers visiting our classroom this morning. They helped with our Reader’s Workshop. We talked about Four Feet, Two Sandals at our table groups. Then the Indian School group met and talked about Raven’s brother getting sick in Chapter 5. After that, we worked on writing ADJECTIVES in short pieces about our favorite instruments. After lunch, we visited our first grade buddies. At math, we learned about measuring angles. It was tricky, but we’re getting the hang of it. Then we started designing “geo-monsters,” using our math templates.
Friday Notes: In the morning we listened to our new podcast. It was great, awesome and terrific! Our goal is to get 30 comments this week! We already have 7! We read a book about a girl who was born in Afghanistan. They had many wars there. Now she lives in the U.S. We did science experiments with Mrs. Streib’s class. What a wild week!
Monday, January 26th, 2009
Listen to our podcast about the boarding schools many Native American children were forced to attend. This podcast was written after we read The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle and Bright Path: Young Jim Thorpe. Check it out!
Carlisle School Podcast
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
Tuesday Notes: Today was a big day in 306 and in HISTORY! Our third graders were in the Herald Times! After we read about ourselves in the newspaper, we checked out the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr web pages created by Mrs. Streib’s class and Mrs. Ritchey’s class. Both classes were winners in the web page contest by MCCSC. Then we read a book about Dr. King called Martin’s Big Words. We made a poster of some of Dr. King’s important words and messages. We ate lunch together in our classroom and watched President Obama take the oath of office. We took notes during his inaugural speech and then we made a poster called Barack’s Big Words. We also read a picture book about President Obama’s life. Mr. Combs was our awesome speaker at our Dr. King convocation. It was a great day to be together and learn more about our country and our government.
Wednesday Notes: Today we welcomed our new gym teacher, Ms. Uchman to Fairview. We had a great time at gym and art first thing this morning. We worked in our reading sketchbooks and learned more about inferences. We learned about equilateral, isoceles and scalene triangles. We worked on SOUND experiments during science class. When we put the tuning fork into water, it splashed. When we touched the tuning fork to paper, it buzzed. When we touched it to the ping pong ball, it bounced back and forth. A wonderful day in 306.
Thursday Notes: Our travellers have returned! Today was busy. After a lesson about adjectives, we worked on writing this morning. We made SIGNS about our book, Listen To the Wind. After recess, we worked on literature circles. The Stone Fox group met and talked about Little Willy’s feelings about Stone Fox. We learned about QUADRANGLES in math class. We are loving the HUGO CABRET book by Brian Selznick!
Monday, January 12th, 2009
Monday Notes: Wow! This day was busy! At Reader’s Workshop, we used the dictionary to look up our vocabulary words. Then we illustrated a passage from a book to show how we visualized the details. We had literature circles too. We watched a program about PRONOUNS and found all the pronouns in a song called, “The Girl Is Mine!” After lunch, we worked on PARALLEL and INTERSECTING lines. Ms. Streib’s class visited and we worked on finishing up some of the pages in our Monroe County History books. Great news! Tammi and Allijah worked on an essay contest at Banneker Center at the View. They won and are going to travel to Washington to see the inauguration! WOW!!!! Congratulations!!!!
Tuesday Notes: This morning we had gym and music. When Ms. H. picked us up from music, we were singing wintry songs! We worked on our podcast scripts and we are almost ready to record. We took another acuity test after lunch. We also learned more about “parallel” and “intersecting” lines and worked in our math books. We were hoping for more snow today!
Thursday Notes: We began the day with a morning meeting and then we talked about Jim Thorpe. We found out that the Olympic committee took away his medals when they found out he had played professional baseball. Then they gave the medals back to his kids after he died. In the afternoon we learned more about building the school in Pakistan. We worked in our sketchbooks. After library, we had a social studies lesson on democracy. In a democracy everyone is expected to vote.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
Tuesday Notes: It was nice to ease into the new year with a 2 hour delay. It was also wonderful to see everyone again. The 306′ers—students AND teacher were all a bit tired this morning, but we soon got back in to the swing of things. In the morning we learned more about NOUNS, and after lunch, we worked on our Fairview Faces and Places zines. We are starting a new math unit about geometry. Today we learned about line segments, lines and rays. Happy New Year, everyone!
Wednesday Notes: In art today, we made 2009 signs with bubble letters. Instead of gym, we got to hear Coach Jack from IU talk to the sixth graders at their Lifeskills convocation. After gym, we began working on our new podcast. In the afternoon, we learned about sound and BIG BEN when Mrs. Streib came and taught science in 306.
Thursday Notes: Today we heard a story called Listen To the Wind. It’s about a guy named Greg Mortenson from the United States who went to Pakistan and helped them build a school. Our Time For Kids was about photographs from 2008. We read a book called The Biggest Best Snowman.
p.s. We love 2 hour delays!