Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 29

Field Trip Writing by AF

        We have been using the pictures we took on our field trip to write about what we learned or what we did there. On the field trip we talked a lot about the differences between the past and the present in the artifacts we saw. Lots of students have chosen to […] Read More

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May 28

Making Connections

A while back we Skyped with a woman in Canada who is studying to become a teacher. As part of one of her classes she connected with our class. We made a VoiceThread to tell her about our class and us and then she made a video to tell us about her. After that was […] Read More

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May 26

Observing Like Scientists

After reading Lifetime and Aviary Wonders Inc and talking about the research and work the authors and illustrators did, we were excited to try some observing closely and drawing what we saw. We looked at various things we have in our classroom: plants, shells, wood, and a starfish. Using magnifying glasses we noticed details we’ve never seen before […] Read More

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May 24

Loving Lulu!

We’ve discovered some new books we love: the Lulu series by Judith Viorst. The first book, Lulu and the Brontosaurus, Lulu wants a brontosaurus for her birthday. Lulu is a bit of a pain but she usually gets what she wants. Every time we stopped reading for the day we had to turn and talk to […] Read More

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May 22

Gymnastics

In P.E. for a couple of weeks, we’ve been doing our gymnastics unit. It involves a lot of different stations, including balance beams, parallel bars, ropes to climb, a trestle set, and more. It makes these two weeks quite popular! En P.E. durante un par de semanas, hemos estado haciendo nuestra unidad de gimnasia. Se […] Read More

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May 20

Field Trip

Oh my, it’s been a few weeks since our field trip to the National History Museum! We should have shared pictures long before now. Oops. For our trip each student had a partner. With their partner, they had one camera to share. By the end of the trip, our students had taken almost 600 pictures! […] Read More

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