Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today we started our new topic in math.  We are learning how to subtract two-digit numbers with regrouping.  Now we have to trade a ten for 10 ones when we don't have enough to subtract.  We have an early out on February 9th for parent/teacher conferences.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Today we watched a Book Flix about how the president gets elected.  We thought we should vote to choose a class pet!  Mrs. Schlickbernd said no. :(  We get out of school at 2:00 next Thursday for parent-teacher conferences.  There is no school on Friday.

Susy and Olivia

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Today we watched a movie about the three branches of government.  In Guidance we played charades to learn about emotions.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Today we learned how to write addition problems using a part-part whole mat and as up and down problems.  We learned more about the three branches of government.  Don't forget to send a box of Kleenexes to school.  We're almost out!

Brooke and Harley

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We started learning about the three branches of government.  They are the judicial branch, the executive branch, and the legislative branch.  In math we learned how to add three 2-digit numbers.  It was funny when we read our new story "Head, Body, Legs" and we made pictures with our body parts.  We had to cut the pictures of our bodies apart and share them with the class!  They look cool!

Olivia and Brooke

Monday, January 23, 2012

Today we practiced adding two 2-digit numbers with regrouping.  We had to write problems that were laying down (horizontal) into problems that were standing up (vertical).  Our classmate, Adrianna, moved on Friday.  We miss her a lot!

Olivia and Brooke

Thursday, January 19, 2012

In math we learned how to add a two-digit number to another two-digit number.  It was easy!  We watched a funny movie about the mixed up states of the United States.  The illustrator contest entries are due tomorrow and will be judged in the afternoon by the art students.

Jonathan and Brooke
Today we took our MAP reading tests on the computer.  Mrs. VanderVeen was our sub and it was funny when she read us "Duck on a Bike".  We have a two-hour late start on Monday, January 23.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today we learned how to use add two-digit numbers without using the models! We could only use paper and pencils. It was easy! Our book orders arrived today. Yay!

Andres and Ella

Monday, January 16, 2012

Today we practiced more on adding two digit numbers with regrouping.  We also learned about Martin Luther King Jr.  Report cards went home today.

Cristopher and Diego

Friday, January 13, 2012

We are learning how to regroup when we add two-digit numbers.  When there is more than ten in the ones place you have to trade in ten ones and take a tens stick and put it in the tens place. 

Susy and Olivia

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Today we learned about regrouping ten ones for one ten.  We learned how to add two-digit numbers.  In music we had to take one shoe off and it smelled.

Today we learned about retelling stories.  We worked with a partner and picture cards from Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type and put them in order.  Then we retold the story using our own words.  We learned a new math game called "Race to a Flat".

Braxton and Cataleea

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Today we took a math test over mental subtraction.  We also learned how to ask questions while we read "Click Clack Moo".  Book orders are due tomorrow.

Diego and Andres
Today is the last day on the math topic mental subtraction.  We took our practice test today and tomorrow is the big test!  In PE we played skip and freeze and it was fun!  The book orders are due January 11.

Cataleena and Olivia

Friday, January 6, 2012

Today in math we learned about looking for extra and missing information in math stories.  We learned that we cannot subtract if it does not tell us how much was taken away.  It was funny in music class when we were walking in a circle with pictures of animals.  The donkey was funny.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Today we learned about maps and map keys.  Symbols show where things are on a map.  In reading we learned about Author's Purpose.  We learned that authors write books for three reasons: Persuade, Inform, or Entertain: PIE!  We drew a picture of a pie to help us remember author's purpose.

We have a new student in our class.  Her name is Harley.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today we learned about art and why we make art. Sculptures are art and some people carve sculptures out of snow!  For Olivia's birthday we played Angry Birds.  The blue bird just fell to the ground. 

Jonathan and Ella

It was an exciting day back from our long Christmas break!  We are starting a new Writers' Workshop format with the new year as well as a new Math Workshop rotation.  Both changes will allow me one-on-one time with each student!  If you have any questions about our new schedule, please don't hesitate to ask!

Mrs. Schlickbernd