News!

6/12/15

Math

This week we had Fun Fact Friday for the last time.  During Fun Fact Friday we played games such as Multiplication Jenga, Multiplication War, and Fraction Bars.  We practically had a free choice of games!  We started a new unit on graphs.  It is our final unit.  For morning work we are practicing multiplication and division.  For example, this morning we skip counted by 3s, 6s and 12s.

By: Alex, Charly, Matthew, Thomas, and Ella

Writing

This week in writing we drafted and revised our unpublished China books.  Then we published them on Wednesday.  Some people finished the China writing except none of us finished adding text features.

TGIF

By: Will, Logan and Connor

Reading

We finished our biography packets and started our biography posters.  Also, we finished reading our books.  We gathered information in our packet so we could make our posters.

By: Sean, Jet, Brian, and Marney

Fun Things

This week we had a lot of fun things.  We had Field Day!  Our colors were pink and gray.  This week we had 3 birthday celebrations.  On Miss Humphrey’s early birthday her husband to bee came in and brought Philly Swirls.  On Will’s early birthday we had doughnuts.  And on Alex’s birthday we had Italian Ice.

By: David, Brynn, Victoria, and Savannah

6/5/15

Writing 

Last week in writing we ended SBAC!🙂  Last Friday we did an on-demand prompt.  This week we started to write an informational text about China.  We all are doing well on our informational texts.

By: Kate, Sean, Jet, Marney, and Brian

Reading

In these past two weeks we have been studying biographies.  We got our biography packets and have been jotting notes in them.  The book that we use in mini-lessons is called, Who Was Jackie Robinson?  Ms. Humphrey reads a few chapters from Who Was Jackie Robinson? and then teaches us what to do on a new page in our packet.  Then we try the new page in our own.

By: Brynn, Victoria, and Savannah

Math

This week in math we wrote our own math story problems for division and multiplication.  We also shared some of our math story problems and  the class tried to solve them.

By: Connor, Logan, and Will

Fun Things

Last week we finished SBAC!  It felt good to get the SBAC over with and never have to think about it again.  We started Trash Free Tuesday!  Lots of people are trying to recycle more so we can save the earth.  We had Fun Fact Friday, it was fun.  We had a blast playing math games with partners.  There were multiple options for math games.  We finished the on-demand prompt.  Most of us felt proud finishing the on-demand.  Last week we made two pictures for Miss Humphrey.  One was a wedding cake and one was the wedding.  There are seven days of school left!

By: Charly, Alex, Ella, Thomas, and Matthew

News!

News! (5/18-5/22)

Writing/SBAC

This week we started SBAC testing…but this time the real test!!!  For three days we did math.  On Friday we started language arts.  The SBACs are on the Chrome Books.  Also, we got little notes to keep us going on the test.  We used special headphones and mice.  It was really cool.

By: Victoria, David, Savannah, Brynn and Leyton

Math

This week in math we finished the math assessments in SBAC.  We started multiplication story problems this week in math.  We also realized that threes help us with sixes and nines.  Because if we double a three its six and if you triple a tree it equals a nine.

By: Sean, Brian, Kate, Marney and Jet

Reading

This week in reading we started biographies and took notes on interesting facts.  Ms. Humphrey started reading us, Who Was Jackie Robinson, to get us into biographies and to know what to jot about.

By: Alex, Matthew, Charly and Ella

Fun Things

This week we had extra recess because of SBAC.  We had extra recess because Miss Humphrey thought we worked really hard and we needed a little fresh air and a break.  We also earned Favorite Color Day.  Favorite Color Day is when you wear your favorite color to school.  We have Favorite Color Day today and Tuesday.  Another fun thing this week is Miss Humphrey got engaged on Wednesday night!

TGIF to a long weekend!

By: Sadie, Logan and Will

News! (5/11-5/15)

Writing

This week in writing we wrote an ending to a story for SBAC practice on Friday.  Everyday of the week we did SBAC practice.

By: Leyton, Jet, Alex and Matthew

Math

This week in math we started multiplication.  On Monday we did a pre-unit math assessment.  We also started some SBAC math practice.  Today we did our third semester meth test.  Some of us thought it was easy but the majority of us thought it was hard.  We also did some story problems to help us understand multiplication better.  On Tuesday we did a see-what-you-know pre-assessment.  there were a couple of hard questions but most of us powered though and got a majority of the questions right.

By: Thomas, Marney, Sadie and Savannah

Reading

This week in reading we started biographies by reading Ruby Bridges.  We answered questions afterward.  Also, we have been reading fictional (JRBs) while jotting.  Some have been doing reading meetings with Ms. Humphrey.

By: David, Will, Charly, Connor and Brian

Fun Things

This week in SBAC practice we did a Jeopardy like game for the book, The Giving Tree.  We had Fun Fact Friday.

News! (5/4-5/8)

Writing

This week during writing we did SBAC practice.  We wrote about videos we watched and articles.

By: Alex, Leyton, and Jet

Math

We ended triangles and quadrilaterals on Wednesday.  At the end of this week we started a new unit in math, it is multiplication and division.  We focused on multiplication this week.  We also came up with multiplication sentences.

By: Logan, Kate, Ella, Sean and Victoria

Reading

This week in reading we’ve been finishing our countries.  Some countries are Russia, Greece, Scotland, England, Mexico, Australia, and others.  Many people finished their countries.  Since we started China in Social Studies we got our China packets and did research.  Then on Thursday we actually got exciting news!  We’re starting a new unit…biographies!

By: Savannah, Marney, Thomas and Sadie

Fun Things

This week was full of fun things.  We went outside with our Kindergarten buddies and read them picture books that we thought they would like.  As always we had Fun Fact Friday.  On Friday we got to do Mother’s Day preparations.

By: David, Will, Connor, Charly and Brian

News!  (5/1)

Writing

this week in writing we didn’t do writing, instead we did SBAC practice.  We will begin our real test on Monday, May 18th.  Some people think it was easy but a majority of people thought it was hard.  Some people are happy and excited for it , others are nervous.  The SBAC is a review of what we’ve learned this year mainly going over reading, writing and our mathematical abilities.

By: Thomas, Sadie, Marney, and Savannah

Math

In math this week we have been working on triangles and quadrilaterals.  We had to make triangles and quadrilaterals out of straws and twists ties.  We had to find out what a triangle is and what a quadrilateral is.  We had to hunt to find quadrilaterals in the classroom.  At the end we did free choice fun fact Friday.

By: Charly, David, Connor, Will and Brian

Reading

This week in reading we continued writing about a country that everybody chose.  It couldn’t be the USA.  We got to make our own persona.  We gathered information and wrote in our notebooks.

By: Victoria, Logan, Kate, Ella, and Sean

Fun Things

On Friday Mrs. D came in.  Also, we had FFF (Fun Fact Friday).  It was really fun!  We did SBAC practice this week.  Thursday we started learning about China in Social Studies.  We are finishing up our country papers.

By: Jet, Leyton and Alex

News! (4/20 – 4/24)

Writing

We finished our literary essay on a book called Brave Irene.  Miss Humphrey printed out our literary essays and we edited and revised our writing.  On Tuesday, we went on the computers and typed what we wrote on our revised copy and make it even stronger than it was before.  We had looked at our partner’s writing just to make sure it was all good.

By: Logan, Sean, Victoria, Ella, and Kate

Math

This week we did more tetrominos.  We made posters that showed different shapes that had an area of 4 units using tetrominos. On Friday we worked on finding the area of different shapes and had Fun Fact Friday (FFF).

By: Matthew, Jet, and Alex

Reading

We chose countries to study but it couldn’t be America.  We have been using books and computers to get information on our country.  Some people started working on their essays on their country.  This time we have a choice to write about the people, the country, or both.  In extension block we read fiction books that were just right.

TGIF!

By: Charly, Brian, David, and Connor

Fun Things

This week we hosted the assembly.  Our class read the book for the peaceful assembly.  We played Alligator Island at gym and we swung from mat to mat.  We had FFF!!  We were introduced to a new game and then we played it.  It was actually fun!!  We had Read Aloud in the courtyard!  We finished our Brave Irene typing.  We also had a competition on being trash free.  We played 4-corners because we listened really well.  We earned a lot of letters and have almost earned Beach Day!

TGIF!

By: Brynn, Marney, Thomas, and Savannah

News! (3/30 – 4/10)

Reading

We finished doing our Brazil personas and wrote in a packet and shared it with our parents.  This week we chose a different country and picked our own personas based on our country.  We took notes in the library.

TGIF!

By: Savannah, Ella, Sean, Jet, and David

Math

This week we did a puzzle with tetrominoes.  We used fractions to fill up tetromino shapes to help us too.  We also did Fun Fact Friday this week for an award.  We did quick images to help us.  We did perimeter and learned a lot about yards, meters, feet, inches, and centimeters.  We learned about US Standard and Metric units of measure.  We used a T-Chart to compare US Standard measurement and the Metric system.

By: Kate, Brynn, Marney, Brian, and Alex

Writing

In writing this week we are doing our last literary essay and typing them on the chrome books.  Our literary essay is on the book Brave Irene.  We each picked a claim and we typed a summary, three reasons, and a conclusion on our claim.

Last week we worked on revising, editing, and publishing our second to last literary essay.

TGIF

By: Charly, Victoria, Sadie, and Matthew

Fun Things

This week we did Career Day.  We dressed up as what we want to be when we grow up.  Last week we had an author come to our school.  We typed on computers.  Today we had Savannah’s birthday and game day.  For game day we played fun indoor games.  We also had Fun Fact Friday.  Music for Youth came in.

TGIF!

By: Logan, Leyton, and Thomas

News! (3/23 – 3/27)

Math

In math we ended Muffles Truffles.  We started area and perimeter.  Kai came to Fun Fact Friday.

By: Leyton, Thomas and Will

Reading

In reading we worked on our personas and started our final copy.  We did our final research and started to write down our final jots.  We started to write down our final drafts and what our parents are going to read.

By: Brynn, Brian, Kate, Alex and Marney

Writing

This week in writing we did the start of our essays.  We chose the book we wanted to write our essays on.  It is really fun so far to study another book.

By: Ella, Savannah, Sean, David and Jet

Fun Things

This week we had a lot of fun things happen…like Jet Evans joined our class and Kai Sparks came in and visited.  We had earned stuffed animal day by getting complements.  Friday we had March Madness and we wore wacky clothes and did wacky things with our hair.

By: Victoria, Sadie, Connor, Matthew and Charly

News! (3/16 – 3/20)

Writing

This week in writing we wrote two essays.  We wrote about Chrysanthemum and about Poppleton/Henry and Mudge/The Paper Bag Princess.  We wrote about character traits.

Writing Rocks!

By: Brynn, Brian, Kate, Alex, and Marney

Reading

This week in reading we went to the library for research.  Then Miss Humphrey found books for us to get facts from for our personas.  Then three people went on a computer each day and they went on websites Miss Humphrey gave us.  At the end of the week in reading we learned different ways to jot and make connections.

By: Thomas, Leyton, Logan, and Will

Math

This week in math we did Muffles and Truffles.  We did 3 posters in just one week!  We learned 2 x 5.  Also, we made posters.  Then after we made posters we had a gallery walk and we put comments with post-its on the posters.

By: Victoria, Sadie and Matthew

Fun Things

We continued Muffles and Truffles this week.  We started Brazil in reading and social studies this week.  David and Sean started sports fun facts.

It’s the FIRST DAY OF SPRING…but it’s snowing.  Boo hooo!

TGIF

By: David, Sean, Ella and Savannah

News! (3/9 – 3/13)

Reading

This week in reading our focus was character traits.  We did this by looking at our character’s actions and feelings.  We’ve also been focusing on what’s going on in the book and how the characters react to what happened.  Also, we watched a BrainPop Jr. about plot.  We learned that you start with the beginning and then the middle and then the end.  Also, we learned that once you deal with a problem it’s not always completely fixed because the villain (or another character) could still do something.

TGIF

By: Sadie, Charly, Matthew and Connor

Writing

This week in writing we chose evidence and picked the strongest pieces to simplify our claim.  Last Friday we started writing about reading.  We read our booklets.  Also, we thought about character traits.

WRITING ROCKS!

By: Leyton, Logan, Thomas and Will

Math

We started Muffles and Truffles and made two posters.  We did multiplication to figure out how much money there was in all.    We did two gallery walks and commented on the posters.

MATH ROCKS! TGIF!

By: Sean, Savannah, Ella and David

Fun Things

This week we had half days.  At extension block Ella’s babysitter came in.  She wasn’t just any babysitter…it was Caylee North (country singer)!!  She sang Crazy, Shimmer, Dancing, and My Own Story.  It was so cool!

TGIF

By: Kate, Marney, Brynn, Brian and Alex

We loved listening to Caylee North sing!