Thursday, February 23, 2012

Try Again


For some reason the video is no longer working!!! I will work on it over the weekend and see what I come up with!!!! Hopefully, by Monday the problem will be fixed!!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy President's Day!!

Today, we celebrated President's Day and  not only learned about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln but American symbols as well.  We did not quite get through all of our books and activities and will probably have to continue tomorrow. We read several books on Abe Lincoln and George Washington.  We were able to look up pictures on-line of Abraham Lincoln's dog Fido, the Lincoln Memorial, George Washington's home, Mt. Vernon,  Abe's home in Springfield and Ford's Theater. We saw pictures of Washington's false teeth and the one student wanted to see John Wilkes Booth, the "mean guy" who killed Abraham.  Several students thought it would be fun to take a field trip to see all these places. Hmmmm....I am not  totally convinced on that idea.  Thanks to Mrs. Sandbothe, Kindergarten teacher at Pence, we had a fabulous lesson on the Statue of Liberty! Here are a few pictures showing our own Mr. and Miss Liberty's.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Latest Info!

In Reading, we have begun the "ot" and "ox" word family.  We are also reviewing the sight words, "the" and "said."  Students are working on stretching out words that they want to write and trying to spell new words on their own.  They have been extremely excited about spelling new words and have been writing notes to each other.  It is very cute to see all these little writers at work.
Today, we counted the poems in our Poetry Journal.  We are up to 26 poems.  They were so proud of themselves as they realized how far they had come since the beginning of the year. Wow!!! What SUPER READERS!!!  
Our school has begun a new reading program for February.  Each class will be taking time during the day to read.  Our class has decided that we are going to tally how many minutes we read together, independently, and read a-louds with adults.  Our goal is to build our independent reading stamina. Today, we read 25 minutes because we were a little busy making Valentines!!!  
Right now in Math, we are covering a little bit of everything and reviewing.   We will start on writing and identifying numbers 22-30, estimation, story problems with addition and subtraction and measuring... like I said- a little of everything!
Hope you all have a great Valentine's Day!

Halloween Readers

Guest Readers on PhotoPeach

Jefferson County Park-

Jefferson County Park on PhotoPeach

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