Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sea Creatures and Fish!

We are preparing for our trip to the aquarium. We have been working on our sea creature book and learning about fish. We have looked at short videos about the sea creatures we will be seeing. We have read books, we wrote about what we learned. We have explored Mrs. Parnell's sea creature and shell collection and labeled a diagram of a fish. The students are enjoying these studies and are looking forward to Mr. Musselman's Superfish Show and our field trip!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Yea for the 100th Day

Yesterday we celebrated our 100th day of school. We made crowns, mats and necklaces all with 100 items on each! Students created their own 100 collections at home and shared them at school with the class. Students practice counting to 100 by tens. They also played Roll to 100 with a partner and filled in their own numbers 1-100 on a blank 100 chart! We also read a couple books about the 100th day of school and we participated in a 100 second scribble! We had a fun and very busy day!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

We have been learning about what it was like being a child in the Victorian Era. We read the book Meet Samantha and we learned that it was much different being a child back in the 1900's. We learned about President Theodore Roosevelt and that the teddy bear stuffed animal was named after him. The students were surprised that children could not talk unless an adult spoke to them first. Students also learned that some children worked in factories instead of going to school and that girls always had to wear dresses with stockings and they were suppose to be proper young ladies. This meant they couldn't play rough or climb trees! In honor of completing our mini-unit on the Victorian Times we dressed up fancy and had a special Victorian Luncheon. Our luncheon was prepared by the Pine Glen Kitchen Staff. It was delicious and very elegant! Thank you to all the parents who contributed supplies for this special day!  We also celebrated by exchanging Special Valentine's and class valentines.

We took a short break so our lunch could be set up. We went to the computer lab and did a couple Valentine activities and worked on Raz-kids. We posed for a class picture in the lab. Don't we all look GREAT! We got many compliments from Pine Glen Staff about how nice we all looked.

We liked our special lunch, but we LOVED the dessert!

After lunch we took a break and went to the gym to burn off some of the sugar we ate.  When we returned to the classroom we wrote a journal page about our special day and the we opened our class Valentines.

We finished our day with a visit to the library to be sure we had a book to read over vacation. We hope you all have a great week! Be sure to work on your 100 day collections. Try to spend some time reading, writing in your journal, practicing word and math flash cards. Remember you can always log on the Raz-kids and Symphony math! Thank you for your continued support of our classroom!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

No School, No Problem!

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Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Gordon received the call that we will be home again.  We will miss our kindergarten friends!    

The snow will be falling, keeping us at home but students have plenty they can on your special valentine and class valentines, read a book(and mark your 5 star general form), check out the Raz-Kids and Symphony math apps or write a note in your journal!  Bring your journal to school when we return and share it with us!

Practicing sight words and math facts is easy using the tool on this blog.  The tab at the top of this page will take you to the link.

Take time to get outside and play in the snow and be sure to help mom and dad with the shoveling!

If you build a snowman or play in the snow, please email Mrs. Parnell a picture.............perhaps we will use the photos as writing prompts this week!

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Perhaps the groundhog report we got was incorrect!

AND Happy Chinese New Year! - February 8th is the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebrations.  2016 is the year of the fire monkey!  

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Gung Hey Fat Choy!