News! (3/2 – 3/6)

Math

We learned about liquid volume and weight.  We did “That Quiz.”  Greg Tang gave a presentation in the library.  We had free choice for Fun Fact Friday.

TGIF

By: Ella, Sean, Connor, Charly and Brian

Reading

In reading this week we jotted about our characters’ traits.  We could read mystery or fiction books this week.

By: Leyton, Logan, Kate and Marney

Writing

We started a new unit.  It’s called literary essay.  We all chose a book from Ms. Humphrey’s list of five.  We also started jotting and writing character traits.  Next week we are going to start to learn how to write essays.  TGIF!

By: Thomas, Brynn, Matthew and Will

Fun Things

This week was a short one.  This week we had a snow day, yesterday, and two hour delays on Monday and Wednesday.

By: Sadie, Alex, Savannah, Victoria and David

News! (2/23 – 2/27)

Writing

This week in writing we started publishing our state writing.  We did our on demand writing prompt.  Most of us finished publishing our informational text.

TGIF

By: Sadie, David, Victoria, Savannah, and Alex

Reading

We started reading fiction and did a five day reading boot camp!  It was fun!  We started focusing on character traits.  We finished mysteries and we all had a fun time reading them.

By: Charly, Ella, Sean, Brian, and Connor

Math

Today at Fun Fact Friday we got to play whatever game we wanted.  Some of us played multiplication baseball and some of us played fraction compare and addition war.  We also did two math assessments!  We did one district assessment and one end of the unit assessment.  On Monday we reviewed fractions.  We hope you enjoyed our news!

By: Thomas, Brynn, Matthew, and Will

Fun Things

For math we played fun math games for the whole math block.  We also started a traffic light and hangman for good behavior and consequences.  This week was our first day back from break.

News! (2/9 – 2/13)

Reading

We are thinking that we are going to stop the mystery unit soon.  While we close the mystery unit we have really been focusing on jotting.  Each person took turns jotting and reading about Encyclopedia Brown.  We also learned when to stop and jot.  For example: if we think we found a clue then we stop and jot.

Have a good break!

By: Thomas, Matthew, and Will

Math

This week we learned division.  It was REALLY cool!  We learned about decimals for fractions and money.  For example: $2.50.  It was really awesome!

TGIF

By: Sadie, David, Savannah, and Victoria

Writing

This week we started to write about our own state.  At the end we are going to make a big travel guide!  We also are finishing up our informational text.  For Valentine’s Day we wrote about what we thought love was.  TGIF

By: Kate, Leyton, and Marney

Fun Things

We had a snow day on Monday!  We decorated valentines bags and people put the valentines in the bags. We had a Valentine’s party and people gave us valentines with candy!  We got love bugs from our teacher – they are very cute!  We met our mascot Hootie the owl!  We had Fun Fact Friday!

Valentine's Heart Fractions

Valentine’s Heart Fractions

photo 2 (8) photo 1 (7) photo (12)

News! (2/2 – 2/6)

Reading

This week some of us had a reading meeting with Miss Humphrey.  We have become reading detectives!  As we read we looked for life lessons our books could teach us.  We looked for the 3Ws – who did it, why did they do it, what can we learn from it.

By: Alex, David, Savannah and Victoria

Math

Today we had Fun Fact Friday.  We played some new fun math games like Fraction Bingo, 5 Bars, Flip, and more.  We also found out what pattern blocks equaled half of the shape we built with the pattern blocks.

By: Kate, Marney and Logan

Writing

We worked on adding text features to our informational writing.  We worked on chucking our ideas into paragraphs.  We met with partners and brought our checklists to check our writing.  Most of us started to publish our writing.

By: Sean, Charly, Ella and Brian

Fun Things

On Monday we had a SNOW DAY!!  We didn’t have school and we could make snowmen!  Tuesday was the 100th day of school and we watched the first grade parade.  On Wednesday we had a strings concert, it was a lot of fun.  They played D Scale, Good King Went Restless, Lightly Row, Jingle Bells, Dreidel and Caribbean Island (guitar style).  Then on Friday we took the cereal boxes to the food bank truck.  Then we had Fun Fact Fraction Friday!  It was totally awesome.  Four kids had lunch bunch – they had a lot of fun.  At the end of the day we celebrated Victoria’s birthday.

By: Matthew, Thomas, Brynn and Will

Donating cereal to the food bank!

Donating cereal to the food bank!

News! (1/26 – 1/30)

Writing

This week in writing we started writing our conclusions and introductions.  Some of us started to revise our nonfiction pieces.  We are almost done writing our nonfiction pieces.

TGIF

By: Charly, Kate, Will, Alex, and Savannah

Reading

This week in reading we changed the way we looked at our mysteries.  We started to compare mystery books across a series.  We are allowed to read any kind of mystery book except it has to be a “just right book” (JRB).

TGIF

By, your friends, Thomas, Connor, David, Marney, and Brian

Math

This week in math we used pattern blocks to help us with fractions.  Today we made our own designs out of pattern blocks.  We made sure the yellow hexagons equaled half of our design.

By: Sadie, Leyton, Sean and Kai

Fun Things

This was a crazy week!  We had an early dismissal on Monday and a snow day on Tuesday!  Monday we celebrated Australia Day.  We made fairy bread, it was very good and yummy.  We had a lock-down drill this week.

By: Victoria, Ella, Matthew, and Logan

News! (1/20 – 1/23)

Writing

We went to the library this week to study our topic and author’s craft.  It was fun to get to see how all the authors write their books!  We also went on the computers to look for books.  If we didn’t find a book on our topic then we got an author we liked and looked at how they wrote.  Then we tried to write like them.  It was really fun!

Writing is fun!

By: Brynn, Victoria, Ella, Logan, and Matthew

Math

We started fractions with shapes.  We started to add fractions and find if they equal each other.  We had Fun Fact Friday and we tried a new game that has to do with pattern blocks.  The game is called Fraction Cookie.  Last week we started fractions in math.

TGIF

By: Kate, Charly, Savannah, and Alex

Reading 

This week was our third week reading mystery books.  Starting on Wednesday we talked about jotting.  We learned it is important to jot after 2 or 3 pages to understand the book well.  A few things we learned to jot about are observations, predictions, clues, our thoughts, and more!

By: Sadie, Sean, Kai and Leyton

Fun Things

This week we had Fun Fact Fraction Friday (FFFF).  We usually have Fun Fact Friday but since we were working with fractions we thought we should do Fun Fact Fraction Friday.  In Fun Fact Fraction Friday we played a new game called Fraction Cookie.  We did a class election and our Leadership League members that got voted in are Connor and Thomas.  We played 4 corners before Spanish and Sean won.

TGIF!

By: Marney, Thomas, David and Brian

News! (1/12-1/16)

Reading

Miss Humphrey has been reading Encyclopedia Brown to the class and we have been detectives, trying to figure out the mystery.  Most of us have started reading our 2nd mystery book.  We started not only solving mysteries in Encyclopedia Brown but also in our own books.  We learned more and more words to help us be detectives.  This week we started talking about red herrings.  A red herring is a false clue that gets detectives off track.

TGIF

By: Kate, Charly, Savannah, Will, and Alex

Math

We started learning fractions on the number line.  It is fun!  We did something like this:

_I_____I_____I_____I_____I__

0/4      1/4      2/4      3/4      4/4

We are working on adding fractions.  We are having loads of fun.  It can be sort of hard.  Here is an example:

1/4  +  3/4  =  4/4

Math Rocks!

By: Ella, Brynn, Victoria, Logan, and Matthew

Writing

This week we continued to write informational texts and we went to the library for research.  We used different books to help us.  We worked on writing our chapters.

By: Marney, Connor, and Brian

Fun Things

We had lunch bunch!  For lunch bunch two people are picked and they each get to pick one of their friends to come.  A total of 4 people have lunch with Miss Humphrey in our classroom.  We also did Fun Fact Friday for half of math.  We chose our partners to play a few math games.

By: Sadie, Kai, Leyton, and Sean