Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
We enjoyed our last visit with Mrs. Silvia from the Haffenreffer museum on Monday. We learned all about the Hopi of the southwest. Check out the pictures in the Twitter feed! We have been busy working on line designs in math and creating our own designs. In science, we were able to light bulbs using one wire, one bulb and one battery. We are learning about the southwest in social studies. It looks like a great place to visit and some of us have been there! Dylan even took a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon! We have been busy preparing for the Poetry Coffee House on Tuesday. We can't wait for our families to see our classroom and hear our readings. See you then!
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Phew, it sure was hot this week! Summer is in the air. In math, we have finished our unit on angles and are continuing to work on line designs.Tie Dye Tuesday was a huge success and the shirts look great!
reader's theater as part of the interactive read aloud. We achieved our goal of being a "Black Belt," class in recorder karate! The concert was great and the puppets were awesome(check out the videos in the post below). Mrs. Mac and Mrs. Hess really are incredible teachers. :) Here is a link to Mrs. Mac's blog.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
We learned about the California Gold Rush this week and even had the opportunity to mine for gems ourselves. What was it like to mine for gems? Were you excited or nervous? What were the conditions like for mining and how did they compare to the conditions the original '49ers faced? What did it feel like when you found a gem? Leave a comment describing your mining experience. Follow the directions in the "How to leave a comment," gadget on the left if you need help leaving the comment. I can't wait to hear from you!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Douglas Florian, and wrote free verse poems. As part of our study of the west, we were able to Skype with a class of 4th graders in Bellingham, Washington. It was so much fun. Here is a link to their blog, Be Good Humans. All Star Reading kicks off this week, remember to read so we can be a home run class! The chorus concert is going to be wonderful and I can't wait to see it. We are so close to being a Black Belt class, I know we can do it! Keep practicing. :)