Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Zealand

Please share with us 4 facts that you have learned and one lingering question you still have about New Zealand! Please read each other's responses to make sure you are coming up with different facts to share. Be sure to write different facts than your classmates. Here is a link of fun and cool facts (press facts) if you want to read more about New Zealand. I think you will like it. Here is a really good video that you will also like. Be sure to write in complete sentences and use the correct punctuation. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Learning about Peru!!!

We have been learning new information on the amazing country of Peru! Many of us did not have very much background knowledge on this country including Mrs. O'Connell! If you would like to look up some information on your own about Peru hit Peru. If you would like to watch a video about Peru made by two kids hit Video

Please share at least two pieces of new learning that you know about Peru and a few wonders or bits of backgrounds knowledge.  Make sure that you use the correct punctuation and write at least four complete sentences. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Break

It's so exciting! Winter break is near! What are your plans? What are you looking forward to most? Are you traveling or staying in Houston? If you celebrate Christmas, what are some of your family's traditions you look forward to every year? If you celebrate Hanukkah, what are some of your traditions? I can't wait to hear what each of you have planned!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pesty Pet Peeves!!!

We all have "pet peeves" or things that really bug and annoy us.  A pet peeve is when someone, something, or an action is done that really irritates you.  Pet Peeves can be different for everybody.  My major pet peeve is when people constantly interrupt me or blurt out while I am talking.  That bothers me because first it is rude with a capital R and second it interrupts my train of thought.  My second biggest Pet Peeve is when someone is reading a book while I am teaching a lesson!!! So get on your soapbox and tell us your pet peeve and why it annoys you.  Write about four to five complete sentences using the correct capitalization and punctuation.  

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cheyenne Again

Today, we discussed the difference between plot and theme. We focused on the different themes or big ideas from our book Cheyenne Again.  Please write about some of the themes you discovered in your reading with your partners or what we read-aloud and give examples.  For example,  one theme was about treating the Indians unfairly in school when they taught them lies or left out important facts about their culture and some of the battles they had won.  Please write four to five sentences with the correct punctuation. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Math Groups

We are really enjoying our math rotations/math groups! Please share what you like about them so far. Do you have a favorite station? Do you have a favorite game? WHY do you like it?  What are some great strategies you like to use during problem solving? Share with me your favorite parts of math groups!  Please write four to five complete sentences. Make sure you use the correct capitalization and punctuation. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Thanksgiving is just a week away. Many of us will spend time with family and friends. Some of us are even traveling! This holiday gives us time to think about what we are grateful for. Please share some of your favorite traditions that you and your family do during this wonderful holiday! What are your turkey day plans? What are you especially thankful for? Write at lease 4 - 5 well-written sentences with the correct punctuation please. Gobble, gobble!