Saturday, March 22, 2014

Having fun with Flat Stanley!

We had a busy week but it was loaded with fun and learning!  We have been reading the Flat Stanley series and we got to take a field trip to see The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley.  Then we participated in the Flat Stanley Project and began making and sending and receiving Flat Stanleys from around the world to learn more about other cultures, area climate and see landmarks around the world.  The kids were so excited to get the Flat Stanley app and begin our blogging adventures with Flat Stanley.  See our updates on our SKYPE/FLAT STANLEY PROJECT and PROGRAM REVIEWS page as we will continue many learning activities including tracing our FLAT selves outside with sidewalk chalk and finding our AREA and PERIMETER!!  Next week--we send Flat Stanley to New York!!
#Selfie during Daily 5 Read to Self and photobombed by Kaleb!! :)
Just "hanging" out with Stanley!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Read Across America Week

We celebrated Read Across America Week with a Literacy Night, a guest visitor Magician (who happened to also be deaf!), lots of reading and a Dr. Seuss themed decorated building!  It was beautiful!  Our PTA is amazing and did an awesome job of making the building feel like a Seuss-village!!  We decided to integrate our Dr. Seuss theme into our hall display by creating a fraction craftivity around the Lorax Truffulla trees!  Check them out--and our delightful sneechy-keen door!! 

 And while we're talking about READING,  I thought I'd post this.  I found it online and thought parents would really be interested in seeing this research!  We all know reading is important, but this display is astounding!!  Look what reading just 20 minutes a night can do to build your child's vocabulary and test scores!!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

March Madness!!

Well March is definitely showing us who's boss!!  We are snowed/iced in right out of the gate!  Whenever we get back to school business--we will be reading from the Flat Stanley series.

This was one of my favorite books that I remember reading when I was a 3rd grader, and although the original is definitely a cut above the rest in the series (and the sequels came out many years later as the popularity of the Flat Stanley Project took off) it is still a cute series overall and lends itself well to many integrated activities with math and technology.