Friday, January 24, 2014

100th Day!

Can you believe it? 100 days of school have come and gone. Time sure flies when you are having fun. To celebrate the hundredth day of school we made a special snack, imagined what it would be like to be 100 years old, and worked together to think of 100 ways to make 100, list 100 places we want to go, tell 100 things we have learned so far, and 100 ways to show we are leaders.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

MLK and Contractions

Our studies of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and work have really made an impact on the students. Their projects were wonderful. I can tell they really did their best. In class we came up with words to descibe Dr. King. The students came up with 30 adjectives! They created portraits of Dr. King and themselves and told about his and their dreams.

We are working on identifying and writing contractions as well as using them correctly in sentences. We played games, sang songs, and  practiced this week. We will continue next week as well.

Next Friday, January 24 is the 100th. day of school. Please have your child count out 100 pieces of any item from the note sent home in their agenda. We will add them all up and enjoy a delicious snack.

Our new addition strategy is called Partial Sums. The students love this strategy. They are catching on quickly.