Monday, January 14, 2013

One Merit Trip Down!

The kids had a wonderful time on our trip to the roller rink!
The merit trip was fun and the kids earned every minute of it! Students earned the merit trip by having their planner signed, being on time to class, turning in homework, and staying far away from behavior referrals. What a wonderful group of responsible students we have!

We spent our time eating snacks, playing games, and of course roller skating!! :) We definitely got our skating groove on.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

I Miss You Already!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful spring break!! 

Right about now Chase is moving, Lily and Alexa are on their way to Kalahari to swim, and most of you are at least getting to stay up a little bit late! (I hope) Right now my three are making a bed on the living room floor to watch Cats and Dogs. (A movie about cats who try to take over the world) 

I wanted to send this out as a reminder of what you could do this week if you're a rock star or you get bored!!

1. Do your Xtramath!!! Click here to go straight there!!
Our class code is 8GYWVM
This is also a shout out to Abigail F., Audrey, Alexa, and Rovahn who have already done their Xtramath this weekend!! Way to go you four!! I'm so proud of you! I have candy treats for everyone who jumps on this week!!

2. Hop on and practice your facts with Sumdog!! can be reached by clicking here! 
I hope you all remember your passwords! :)
Name Effort Per cent
Alexa Cabrera 269 26%
Abigail Feltman 230 23%
Audrey Kably 97 9%
Brayden Hernandez 89 8%
Andrew Halter 83 8%
Reece Yeager 49 4%
Hanna Sanders 32 3%
Brady Schadewald 24 2%
Haily Griesinger 2 0%

This is a run down of the Sumdog challenge so far. Way to go! I set the challenge at 1000 problems correct. I had to make it harder because you are all getting so good!!

3.  READ!! READ!! READ!! 
I hope you are all reading!! Do your Daily 5 at home! Grow those brains over break!! 

Rovahn I know you should have that Stink book about done!  I'll have the next book in from Ebay by Monday when we get back! :)

Audrey, India, and Abby I know you've been reading your Lightning Thief books! Audrey you should be getting to the big battle between Ares and Percy! Good Stuff! 

Eddie will surely cozy up with his Michigan Chiller for a good read. 

Abby N., Chloe, Tally, and Ellectra will be on their second Fairy book before Tuesday. Right girls!?!

Derek?? What are you reading?? I bet it's a good nonfiction book. Better be something! ;)

Brayden is the poor boy in your book still turned into a mouse? I hope he is a boy again. 

Francisco is your wrestling book about over or are you still stuck on that Poptropica code book?

Hanna,  Lily, and Kaytlynn I don't remember what you took home. But I hope you are reading anything. Find a good magazine!! :)

I have an AR link on the right side of the blog if you want to take your test before next week! 

I miss you guys and I hope you're having a great break!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

We kicked off reading month with a visit from Susie Q the certified therapy dog. Our teacher of the Hearing Impaired students has an adorable puppy who is a certified therapy dog. Not only is Susie Q ADORABLE but she can also read sign language!! Yep, she is one smart puppy! She did tricks for us then sat and listened to each of the students read. Soooo cute!! She laid her little head on their laps while they read snippets of their stories to her. We were in Daily 5 mode so we were all over the room. I think the kids wished we had a dog. Now wouldn't that be interesting! Here are a few shots I took of the gang reading with Susie Q.

Friday, November 18, 2011

We're Talking Verbs This Week!!

We have had fun learning all about verbs this week!! We have enjoyed a funny video, sassy charts, and a goofy story all about verbs! Ask your child about verbs and see what they remember! :)

This verb video is really funny. I use it as a brain break before and after the verb lesson. The kids get really into it!  :)

Conferences are coming up and you should have received a confirmation along with your child's classroom newsletter and book orders.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Making Nouns Fun!!

We have been reviewing nouns in class. The kids have really enjoyed hearing and singing along with this song!  Here it is for your listening pleasure!!  :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Continent Rap!! Look What We're Learning!!

We are learning all about where we live in the world! We had a ton of fun learning about the continents and major oceans by singing along with this video! We are one cool group learning some pretty cool stuff! :) Click on the link below and take a peek!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bud, Not Buddy

Throughout this story Bud consistently used many of the life skills that we have discussed in class. Bud showed courage, preserverance, honesty, personal best and many more.  Give an example of a time in the story that Bud used life skills. What do you feel was the message the author wanted you to take away from this story?