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Friday, May 21st, 2010
Granddaddy’s Gift is a fantastic book about the unfair literacy test that kept people from their right to vote in Mississippi and other southern states.
Listen to Ms. Streib’s class talk about this great book by clicking this link: GranddaddysGiftStreib’sRoom
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Hey FRIENDS! I made a little podcast about literacy at our school!
Please click and listen and comment!
Let me know how you live literacy in your classrooms!!!!
P.S. Are you ready for POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY????
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Mrs. Streib’s class has another phenomenal podcast.
In this podcast, the third graders share many great ideas about literacy and why it’s important.
Listen to their podcast by clicking here:LiteratureAboutLiteracy
Sunday, March 7th, 2010
Have you read the Young Hoosier Book Award picture books yet? Listen to our podcast to learn more
about this great INDIANA program! Read the books and VOTE for your favorite title.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST…………………YHBA
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
We read Where The Wild Things Are. We talked about Banned Books. Check out our podcast!
Click on this link to learn more about Banned Books!
Monday, May 18th, 2009
Afghan Dreams is filled with beautiful photographs of Afghan kids. The kids share their
lives and their dreams in their stories. Our podcast introduces listeners to some of the
kids in this book. We hope you enjoy our final podcast of the year! Click BELOW!
Afghan Dreams Podcast
Sunday, April 26th, 2009
Four Feet Two Sandals Podcast
Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed wrote this powerful book about refugee kids in Pakistan. Ms. Mohammed brought the book back to Pakistan to show kids in the camps that their stories are being shared with kids around the world. We loved this book and we hope you will too!
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
Tuesday Notes: We are writing “persuasive essays” in Writer’s Workshop. Everyone found great topics that were important to them. In the afternoon, we worked with mixed numbers. Energy was very high today. We need this weather to clear up so we can get outside at recess !
Thursday Notes: Student Reporters!
Tionna: Music was not like other days and art was just perfect. My power group was awesome.
Allijah: I liked when the hermit crab came in.
Cassidy: All my work got done today. My dog Sunshine came to visit this week.
Kieshon: I had a good day. I hope everyone did.
Dorian: I like the crab that Andrey brought today.
Tristin: We had a substitue in library. We read outside.
Brooklynn: I had a lot of fun at power groups. We measured diameters of different sports balls.
Andrey: I can’t believe Sheller came. He’s awesome!
Denell: I liked having library outside today!
Ian: I liked the whole day. It was so much fun.
Ethan: Today Andrey brought in a hermit crab. It changed shells and it has big claws.
Alex: I had a good day. I liked music, art and library.
Friday Notes: The second graders came in so we could share our zines with them. We did research about Indiana frogs and toads in the computer lab. Did you know the American Toad lays over 20,000 eggs? In the afternoon, we had a math test about fractions. We went outside for Science. It was a great day with beautiful weather!
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
Listen to the Wind Podcast
We loved this book about Greg Mortenson and the people of Korphe, Pakistan. We are reading more books about schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. You might want to visit the Pennies for Peace website.
Our new school is being built right now. We can see the workers right outside our window. We made some comparisons with Korphe School and our new school that’s being built.
Monday, February 23rd, 2009
Monday Notes: We learned about this young woman today. Her name is Maria Weems. In 1855, she dressed as a boy and made her way to freedom in Canada, with the help of people on the Underground Railroad. After reader’s workshop, we took our cameras and walked around Fairview School, taking pictures of some important places and faces. We wrote about our camera walk in our notebooks. Many people have mixed feelings about our new school. We learned about using parentheses in math problems.
(3×2) + 4 = ? 3 x (2 + 4) = ? We also finished our Zack Files book. A great start to the week.
Tuesday Notes: This morning, we sang a song about Harriet Tubman in music class. Then we read a book about her. The book is called Moses. We are nearly finished with our lit. groups. In the afternoon, we practiced more multiplication sentences with parentheses. We also sorted our spelling words. The day was busy, but fun.
Thursday Notes: We are doing super well with our recorders at music. After music and art, today was a WRITING day. We worked on our zine pieces in the morning. After lunch, we worked on a writing prompt called “Rainy Day.” After library, we practiced for our spelling test. The day zipped by.