As you know, we are reading Charlotte's Web in our classroom. We will be having a quiz and a test over what we are reading together. Since I have some students that will be absent during the week, I am attempting to record our readings so that students can access them at school or home. All students were present during our first several chapters, so we didn't start recording chapters until today. Please let me know if you have any trouble accessing the files.
Chapter 9 (two parts)
Chapter 10 (two parts)
Chapter 11 (two parts)
Chapter 13- 3 parts(I say 14 on the recording, but it is actually 13)
We had the opportunity to video conference with the St. Louis Zoo today. It was so much fun! We got to learn all about baby animals at the zoo. We even got to meet Percy the Spectacled Owl and a baby hedgehog.
Did you know that baby hedgehogs are sometimes called hoglettes? We thought that was pretty funny!
It was hard to get good pictures of the students because we had the lights off, but I hope you can get a glimpse of what we enjoyed!
The students did an amazing job on our plays! I was so proud of all of them.
I apologize that I missed the very beginning of each play- they were too quick for me. Hope you enjoy!
First grade performed the original version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Enjoy!
2nd grade performed the fractured fairy tale version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Enjoy!
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and nice break. We will be easing back into things this week. Students will have only math homework. In class, we will be learning about snow and doing activities around "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats.
On Friday, students will bring home a new Reading Log, so your child can begin reading their 100 weekly minutes. Students that do not have 100 (or more) minutes each week will lose PAWS.
The homework schedules and spelling lists on this website will not longer show up as they did in the past. I had a subscription for an upgraded account, but it has expired, so I will no longer be able to post the PDF files as I have in the past. You will still be able to download the full documents by clicking on the file name.
Here is a slideshow of our awesome turkey disguises. I hope you and your family enjoying making them!
In our classroom, I have set up an easy way for students to find and visit other students' blogs. I discovered Symbaloo during a session at Mt. Vernon Teacher's Conference and I've been using it myself since then. A couple of weeks ago a lightbulb went on in my head and I realized I should use it to help my students, too.
We use Symbaloo on the computer, iPads, and iPods. It is a great website that works like a bookmark bar, but in an easy to view way. On the iPads, we use the free Symbaloo app.
I have several different pages (or webmixes, as they're called on Symbaloo), but the Blogs page is what we use most of the time.
To see our Blogs webmix, click here.
Here is a snapshot of what the Blogs page looks like on the computer.
If you would like to create an account, I would for you to let your child use this webmix at home.
As you can also see from the tiles, we have a special green tile. Students can now comment on the blogs from a class in Vancouver, Canada. We are just starting to become global learners, but I hope to do more projects soon!
Please visit your child's blog and encourage them to visit others' blogs, too! If you ever need to use the computer in my classroom, just stop by after school anytime!
Thanks to you for all you do!
This week we learned a lot about The Wizard of Oz. When students arrived at school this morning they were greeted by some very special guests.
We had a fun day watching the movie and then comparing the movie and the book. We learned a lot this week and had lots of fun!
Thank you to all of the parents that helped out with our Halloween party. The kids had fun with the Mummy (or Mommy, depending on who you ask... haha) game and loved their snacks and treat bags.
Don't forget to visit student blogs- we're posting more everyday! They are so proud of them and they're working very hard. I hope to have something posted on each one by the end of next week.
To find your child's blog, you can see my last post or type in www.summersville(student's first name).weebly.com