Friday, March 30, 2012

Today we did something new in Math.  We took our test over measuring length on the iPads!  The test was on area, perimeter, centimeters, meters, yards, inches, and feet.  We did our buddy spelling tests during Daily 5.  Mrs. Schlickbernd finished reading The Indian in the Cupboard to us.  We loved that story!  It was funny when Braxton laughed so hard his face turned red!  Next Friday and Monday we don't have school.

By Ella

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Today we had special visitors for the last half hour of the school day.  Mr. Johnson's class came over to partner-read with us!  We reviewed how we sit when we read to someone:  EEKK!  That stands for elbow to elbow, knee to knee.  That way both of us can hear when our partner reads and we can both see the book.  Ever wonder what it sounds like when 20 second graders are reading at the same time?  Take a look and listen to the video.  Music to this teacher's ears! :)

By Mrs. Schlickbernd

Today in reading we read Nutik, the Wolf Pup with a partner.  Then we used the iPads to visit to learn more about wolves, since Nutik is a wolf pup.  We could look at pictures of Grey Wolves and watch videos about them.  The wolf pups were funny to watch! We even got to hear what wolves sound like when they howl!  Here are some pictures of us using the iPads.

In math we learned about area.  The area of a shape is how many square units are on the inside of the shape.  We also reviewed perimeter, which is the measurement of the outside of a shape.  We finished our names and measured the perimeter of each letter.  Lunch tomorrow is meatballs in gravy, mashed potatoes, wheat roll, and fresh pineapple.

By Harley
In reading we read the story Nutik, the Wolf Pup.  It is about a boy who takes care of a little wolf pup then gets to keep him for a pet.  It is set in Alaska.  We used the iPads to look up Alaska so we could learn more about our story.  In Math we learned how to measure perimeter.  We are making our names on graph paper then we will measure the perimeter of our names.  For lunch we had beef and noodles, peas, wheat rolls, and peaches.

By Andres and Cristopher

Monday, March 26, 2012

Today in math we reviewed inches, feet, and yards and we learned about centimeters and meters.  We got to measure different things in our classroom.  We have an assembly on Thursday about different animals.  I wonder if we'll get to see some real animals?

By Cristopher and Diego

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today we learned that the earth revolves around the sun and the moon revolves around the earth.  We went to the gym and acted it out!  Our farm family pen pals wrote us a letter and sent us a book about cattle!
By Braxton

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Go Wayne State Wildcats!

We cheered on our Wayne State College Women's Basketball team as they played in the first round of the Elite 8 tournament in San Antonio, TX.  We listened to the radio and watched a bit online and had a fun afternoon cheering them on.  Unfortunately, the ladies lost, but we are still SO proud of them and their efforts.

At halftime we even did the Interlude dance!  Here's a video of us bouncing around and having fun!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We took a practice test about fractions today.  We practiced our closed-syllable spelling words and read the story "The Ugly Vegetables" in reading.  In Science we made marble tracks and Jonathan put his stuffed puppy under the track to make a bump!  St. Patrick's day is on Saturday, March 17.  Wear green!

By Harley

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In Math we used counters to find fractions of sets.  It was hard at first but got easier when we practiced.  Mrs. Schlickbernd ordered books from Scholastic today.  She said they should be here in a bout a week.  We are really excited!

By Andres

Monday, March 12, 2012

Today we learned about fractions of a set in Math.  It was funny when we did the new dance called Interlude.  They do it at basketball games.  It's fun!  Tomorrow is the last chance to order books from the book order.

By Cristopher
Here's Susy to tell you all about our day on Thursday, March 8!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Today we learned about non-unit fractions.  That's when more than one equal part is colored in.  Some examples are 3/4, 4/5, and 5/6.  Don't forget that book orders are due on Monday, March 12.  There is no school on Friday, March 9.  Tomorrow we are reading at the care center at 9:00.

by Braxton

We love technology time!

I snapped a few pictures of the kids enjoying the iPad cart today.  We LOVE this time of day and the students really enjoy trying out new educational apps!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In math we are learning about fractions of equal parts.  We colored equal parts on different shapes.  In reading we read "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle.  It is an informational fiction book.  We can learn many facts from fiction books.  Book orders are due Monday, March 12.

Today we started a new reading unit about how plants and animals change as they grow. In math we learned about wholes and equal parts. Book orders are due on Monday, March 12. Cataleena and Ella

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Today we started to learn about fractions.  We learned that when the top and bottom numbers are the same, then that means it's whole.  In Guidance we learned about feelings - sad, mad, happy, good, angry.  We read Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!  It is by Dr. Seuss.  Then we created a new teacher and told about what he/she teaches.

We had a big flood today in our classroom when the toilet in the boy's bathroom overflowed.  Josie came with the shop vac and saved the day!  Ella had crazy and freaky hair (it was crazy hair day).  Cataleena was on the floor laughing so hard during Science!

Tomorrow we are having birthday cake for Dr. Seuss' birthday!

Ella and Olivia