Our Classroom

Our Classroom

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Student Spotlight

Cooper and Louie were in the spotlight last week. We all really enjoyed their show and tell. 

Thank you- Logan's mom was our Mystery Reader today! We loved the book!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Writing with a teaching voice

We started a new unit in writing- informational writing! The students will use this as a guide to start writing a book that teaches about a topic! They will use a teaching voice to write, not a storyteller voice.

Using a Table of Contents to organize their ideas for informational text.

Personal Narrative - Small Moment writing
They worked so hard on these! I can't wait to share this with you at conferences! The post -it notes are compliments written by classmates! They love to share with their peers and compliment each other.

Speaking of conferences, I sent a note home last week with your scheduled time highlighted on the schedule. Please look for another reminder in your child's folder today! Thank you!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Addition strategies/ October Reminders

Count on...

Mystery Reader- Thank you Louie's mom! We loved the book you read to us!

October Reminders: 
10/10 Family Trivia- Truman Cafe'
10/17 11:50 Dismissal
10/ 27 and 10/29 Conferences
10/30 Fall Festival
10/31 No School

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mystery Reader/ Student Spotlight

Thank you- Katherine's dad! We really enjoyed your visit!

Student Spotlight this week: 


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blue Ribbon School

Yay!! We had a surprise celebration today! Culvers ice cream! Yummy!

Thank you to Henry's mom for being a Mystery Reader last week! We really enjoyed your visit!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Math Centers

"In and Out" addition number sentences with counters 

Domino Addition

Double Dice: addition number sentences

Math on the IPad / Laptops

Skip Counting/ Number Sense

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mystery reader

Wear 7 Habits shirts Thursday!

We really enjoyed Hana's dad as our Mystery reader today! Thank you.

We celebrated our hard word of bringing our stories to Life today...

by putting stickers by the super things they have written in their small moment stories. 

Wonderful things you might see in their writing:
  • wrote about a small moment
  • wrote a beginning
  • used sequence words
  • people talk and move
  • people think and feel
  • speech bubbles and labels
  • wrote bit by bit (small steps, lots of detail)
  • correct capitals and lower case letters
  • ending marks
  • wrote an ending