Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We have started the delightful book Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the kids are really enjoying it!  We continue to use the CAFE menu and literacy skills as we read.  We are also working on the 2.6 paragraph with a graphic organizer to help us summarize each chapter in our Reader's Notebook.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Winn Dixie party

Today we celebrated another round of 15 Horseshoes and we had a Because of Winn Dixie story party!!  It was awesome and we even brought PICKLES!    What a great way to celebrate good behavior with an excellent story!!  The kids had an awesome time and we even noted some major differences from the movie to the book......so I think it was a majorly,  successful,  literature  event!

I think our favorite line of the movie was....." Now, what in corn on the cob?....."   Mathew laughed until he was turned over on this line!!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Skype with Bat Specialist

This week we had a SKYPE session with a Bat Specialist!  The students had some excellent questions and he was able to answer them ALL!  We learned a lot about bats and we used Popplet to record our learning on an online graphic organizer creator!

SKYPE with China!

We had an opportunity to SKYPE with China last week while a Professor from MSU was visiting in China!  SKYPE is always such an exciting tool and the students are so engaged!