Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sizzling Summer Fun

I am so excited about this summer! I hope that you are too. Please share some books titles that you plan to read for your summer reading pleasure. Also please share any fun plans that you have. Are you going to camp, on a vacation, or just chilling at the pool? Tell us about what you like to do on a lazy day too!  Please write four to five sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation.



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Living History


I had a wonderful time listening to the fourth graders give their Living History speeches! As I was listening, my brain was surfing for new learning and fun facts. Also, I noticed that many of the famous people featured demonstrated many of the stances such as flexibility, persistence, empathy, resilience, and optimism that lead to their successes.

Please share your new learning, fun facts and/or thoughts about the important mindset stances of these famous people. Please write four to five complete sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Independent Reading


We love our Fantastic Time of Independent Reading, otherwise known as SSR!!!


Please share with us what you have been reading! Have you just finished an amazing book? Did you just get hooked into a new one that you just can't put down?

Let' hear about your balanced diet...fiction, nonfiction, audio, books read aloud to you like Rump. I can't wait to hear what you are reading. Please write 4 to 5 complete sentences using the correct grammar, capitalization and end marks.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Field Day

Field Day is a wonderful day! Students and teachers from all three divisions of the school come together to have fun, participate in the events and enjoy the fair.  Let's share! What is your favorite part of Field Day? What is your favorite Field Day memory? Why do you think that this is an important day for our school community? Write in 4 to 5 complete sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation. 
                                    GO PURPLE! GO GOLD!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fairy Tales



It has really been fun reading lots of fairy tales in the past two weeks. I know you have enjoyed comparing the fractured fairy tales to the traditional fairy tales. I would love for you to tell us about your favorite fairy tale or fractured fairy tale so far! What do you like most about it?  Is it the characters, setting, time period, the problem or the solution?  Be sure to include what you think the theme or the lesson of the fairy tale is. Be creative and write four to five sentences using the correct punctuation and capitalization.




Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pioneer Hour Reflections


We had wonderful time sharing our Westward Expansion projects and work today! I am curious. What was your favorite activity that we did during this unit? Was is the journal, QRcode with audio and video, reading Joshua and Hattie's journals, making butter or brain tracking?
Please give a detailed explanation about what you liked most. Maybe you'll influence how we explore pioneer life next year!  Write four to five complete sentences. Check your punctuation.  Have fun!!!





Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Reading Strategies




As good readers we all use reading strategies to improve our reading skills and our reading comprehension. The most important part of reading is to understand what you are reading, and that is why we use reading strategies. It makes reading more enjoyable and a lot more fun when you connect to what you are reading and give a shout out to others about the great book you are reading. Please tell us about your favorite reading strategy or strategies that you use when you are reading and why you like them. Be sure to write four to five complete sentences with the correct punctuation and capitalization. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


As we all know, both fractions and decimals represent parts of a whole. Which do you see more in your everyday life...fractions or decimals? Please give some examples. Do you think fractions or decimals are more useful? Please share your thoughts. Write four to five sentences about fractions or decimals or both. Use complete sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation. Have fun and be creative. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring Break!!!



Spring Break is around the corner!!! I know we are all excited to relax, sleep in, read and maybe even go on a trip. What are your plans for Spring Break? What are you most looking forward to?  Is there any particular book you can't wait to read? In four to five well-written sentences, please share with us your Spring Break plans and hopes.  Have a wonderful Spring Break and be safe!!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Oregon Trail


We are just beginning our Westward Expansion unit! We know the pioneers were traveling in hopes of cheap and fertile land in Oregon!

What are you wondering about? What is some new learning you have from our reading from this week and last week? Share with us at least three or four sentences of your wonders and new learning. 
Please read each other's comments and try not to repeat posts. Be sure to write in complete sentences with the correct capitalization and punctuation.




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Because of Winn Dixie


I really love how the preacher listed 10 things about Opal's mom. For fun, you can experiment making a top 10 list about your mom, dad or any important person in your life.  Be sure to start with a capital letter and end with a period. You can read my list about my mom below. Enjoy!

Top Ten List about my mom…
1.     She loves my dad
2.    She loves her three kids, grandkids and great grandkids
3.    She loves to read
4.    She can be funny
5.    She is small
6.    She doesn’t like to exercise too much
7.    She is an excellent cook
8.    She likes to hang out with her family
9.    She is an awesome hunter
10.  She is a great listener


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Book Clubs


We have been meeting with our book clubs for the past few weeks, and they have really been awesome!  What is your favorite thing about your book club? I love adult book clubs because I think it is fun to discuss good books with other people. Please tell us the name of the book you are reading with your book club, what you think about your book so far, what are the main character's major problems, and where you think you are on the story mountain. Write about 4 to 5 complete sentences with the correct punctuation and capitalization. 


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Chinese New Year


Today was CAFE's first meeting, and it was a great success! Many thanks to our friends, Aiden Wang, Ethan Le and Patrick Tsang for presenting on the topic of Chinese New Year. Thank you also for the red envelopes with a gold chocolate coinIt sounds like you all learned so much! What did you learn? What was your favorite part? Share with me your reflections on CAFE!

If you did not attend cafe, click here to read about Chinese New Year and share with us some new learning. Please be sure to write four to five sentences with the correct punctuation and capitalization



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

International Fair




I am exhausted from traveling to Canada and Italy
in the same week!

Let's share our new learning from both counties!

Also, please share your reflections from each country. What was your favorite thing to do,  see or the hear? Did anything surprise you? Did anything amaze you?  Tell us all about it!  Write four to five complete sentences. Be sure to use capital letters and end marks. 


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Italy


Please share with us 4 facts that you have learned and one lingering question you still have about Italy! 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 another fun and cool website (press website) if you want to read more about Italy. I think you will like it. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Canada!!!



International Fair is right around the corner! This week we discussed some new learning about Canada and next week we will discuss Italy, our two countries for this year.  We explored a wonderful power point and a book on our data base about Canada. 

Please share with us 4 facts that you have learned and one lingering question you still have about Canada! Please read each other's responses to make sure you are coming up with different facts to share. Please be sure to write a different fact then your classmates. Here is the link to the book that we read in library today if you would like to read some more information on Canadahttps://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/rest/v2/go/103/details/151177


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Time to Check In on Independent Reading

We have not blogged about what we are reading for fun in a long time, and we all know that books can really add a lot of joy to your life! I always like to have a good fiction book around...like a good friend. Lately, I have been reading a book called At the Water's Edge. This book is historical fiction, and it is for enjoyment. Historical fiction is based on historical events and people that are true but the story is fiction. Books can be entertaining and POWERFUL!




 What have you all been reading lately? How has the book entertained you? Please tell us about the book you are reading in 4 to 5 complete sentences.  Be sure to use the correct grammar and punctuation.