Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Valentine's Day

Hi Families,

Next Wednesday, February 14 is Valentine's Day.  If students would like to bring in Valentines,(this is optional) they must have one for every student. There are 23 students in our class.

We will also be decorating white paper bags to hold our Valentines.  If you would like to send in Valentine stickers to decorate the bags, please bring them in on Wednesday as well.  The stickers will be shared with classmates.

I understand that many Valentines come with candy attached.  Students will be reminded to wait until they are home to eat the candy. 

Thank you for understanding and helping make this a fun activity! ❤

Sincerely,
Laura


23 students

Sergio
Katya
Eliana
Sawyer
Aidan
Max
Mia
Jude
Mike
Olive
Lizzie
Will
Joey
Grace
Natalie
Nazmiya
Taylor
Sammy
Reed
Josh
Imogen
Madison
Lydia

Friday, January 12, 2018

Future Engineers

Hi Families,

It looks like we have some future engineers in room 306.  This week we started our Motion and Design unit in Science.  The students worked in groups to design and build a vehicle out of K'nex that would travel 100 cm.  This afternoon they used a technical drawing to build a vehicle.  I attached a few photos of their vehicles. 

At the end of this month I will be sending out a link to sign up for winter conferences. Conferences will be in February and I will be passing out report cards when we meet. 

50 degrees felt wonderful today! It was nice to see the kids running around at recess without hats and gloves the last few days. It's too bad this weather won't last long.

Enjoy the long weekend!

GO PATS!






Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Homework week of Januray 2, 2018

Tuesday- home link 3-4
Wednesday- "Finding Equivalent Fractions" Worksheet
Thursday- home link 3-5

Friday, December 15, 2017

Tour of the States

Attached is a link to the "Tour of the States" song by Renald Francoeur. I shared this song with the class earlier this year and they loved it! It's a great way to learn our country's states and capitals. I gave the class a challenge to memorize the lyrics by the end of the year.  Let's see who is up for the challenge!

https://youtu.be/_E2CNZIlVIg

I want to take a little trip somewhere, yeah Places I've never been, yeah Going on tour without a care I want to take a little trip somewhere, yeah Places I've never been, yeah Going on a tour, tour, tour First, I'm gonna see Nashville, Tennessee Then Madison, Wisconsin, is where I gotta be, yeah Then I'll take a plane Well actually I'm afraid to fly, so I think I'll take the train Let's go! Going to Trenton, New Jersey; Frankfurt, Kentucky Maybe take a trip to Jackson, Mississippi Let's see what they can show me in Jefferson City, Missouri Santa Fe, New Mexico; Denver, Colorado Boise, Idaho, I love it every time that I go In 1492, he sailed the ocean blue, but next week I'll see Columbus in Ohio Grab a little sunshine in Tallahassee, Florida Take a bite out a peach in Atlanta, Georgia I've never been to Carson City, in Nevada, or Lincoln, Nebraska You can catch me in Phoenix, Arizona, or Sacramento, California, yeah St. Paul, Minnesota, maybe, Juneau, Alaska, yeah I want to take a little trip somewhere, yeah Places I've never been, yeah Going on tour without a care I want to take a little trip somewhere, yeah Places I've never been, yeah Going on a tour, tour, tour Boston, Massachusetts; Concord, New Hampshire Going to Vermont for Montpelier Montgomery, Alabama, then Washington D.C., to see the nation's capital Aloha to Honolulu, Hawaii Des Moines, Iowa, so peaceful to me Going to Springfield, Illinois, to build a little house on a prairie In Little Rock, Arkansas, I love what I saw Going back to Dover, Delaware, ‘cause I want more Indianapolis, Indiana, and Hartford, Connecticut, need an encore Smelling pine trees in Augusta, Maine I like Topeka, Kansas, I'm glad that I came But I've never been to Salt Lake City, in the Utah, or Richmond, Virginia Going to see Bismarck, North Dakota, and Charleston, West Virginia, yeah Annapolis, Maryland, maybe Lansing, Michigan, yeah Helena, Montana; Columbia, South Carolina Got to go to Pierre, South Dakota, yeah, follow if you wanna I'll be eating a banana in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Schedule that on my planner Friends say I gotta come sooner to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma So I guess I'm gonna But first I'm going to Cheyenne, Wyoming, then party in Raleigh, North Carolina Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, can't think of a rhyme for Pennsylvania So I'm skipping to Salem, Oregon, then Austin, Texas And then maybe Albany, New York, for breakfast Providence, Rhode Island, was a blast, and, Olympia, Washington, was just the best-est I want to take a little trip somewhere, yeah Places I've never been, yeah Going on tour without a care I want to take a little trip somewhere, yeah Places I've never been, yeah Going on a tour, tour, tour I want to take a little trip somewhere, yeah Places I've never been, yeah Going on tour without a care I want to take a little trip somewhere, yeah Places I've never been, yeah Going on a tour, tour, tour

Friday, December 8, 2017

Dear Families,
     We were very busy in room 306 this week.  The class loved sharing their realistic fiction writing with parents and teachers at our writing celebration on Tuesday. Thank you for all for coming! Next week we start a new writing unit on persuasive writing.
      In math we finished unit 2 on Multiplication. We also practiced completing 50 math facts in 3 minutes. Thank you for encouraging multiplication practice at home. Those who have mastered their multiplication facts will move on to division. Next week we will start unit 3 on fractions. 
     For all of you who have students in Chorus and Orf, the winter concert is next Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 in the YES Gym.  Performers meet in the music room at 6:15.  I can't wait to hear them perform!


I hope you all enjoy your weekend. I see snow in the forecast!

Best,

Laura




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Families,

Today we ended the day with a "Mini Mayflower" STEM challenge. The students had to design and build a ship that would float in water and carry as many pennies as possible without sinking. They could only use tinfoil, straws, popsicle sticks, tape, a flash card, and pipe cleaners.  

Here are the results:

Taylor, Katya, and Nazmiya's boat: 100 pennies
Madison, Imogen, Lizzie, and Lydia's boat: 71 pennies
Josh, Reed, and Sammy's boat: 60 pennies
Grace, Natalie, and Olive's boat: 40 pennies
Sawyer, Aidan, and Joey's boat: 40 pnnies
Sergio, Max, and Jude's boat: 23 pennies

They all worked hard and I was very impressed with their creativity.


I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! 

Warmly.
Laura