Welcome to our class blog. Our blog will be used as a tool to keep you updated on what we are doing in our classroom through reflections of classroom experiences, celebrations, and classroom news. Students will have opportunities to complete fun activities from the Blog that relate back to classroom learning. Please check the blog weekly as I will be using it to update you on classroom information as well!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Force, Motion, Work, and Energy!

 Math- In math we have been learning about naming fractions, comparing fractions, and fractions on a number line. We learned that a ruler is a real life example of fractions on a number line. On top of a fraction goes the numerator, the numerator is the part. The bottom number is the denominator. We learned that the denominator is the whole. A way to remember denominator is d for down or d for decrease.

Reading and Writing- We are learning about how to's. We have learned the features of a how to. We are each writing our own how to. Ask me to teach you!

Science- We are focusing on force, motion, and energy. We are going to be making our own LIVE angry birds course where we have to apply what we have learned about force, motion and energy to reach some goals. Here are pictures from our Roller Coaster investigation where we focused on force, motion, gravity, and energy.
Challenge: Can you make the ball go over one hill?

Can you make the ball go through one loop?

Figuring out how to make the ball go through one loop!


This weekend record down the four forms of energy (mechanical, light, sound, and thermal). Record down 2 examples of each form that you used or observed this weekend. Also, record down 3 ways you used force this weekend.

1. Thermal: __________________________   ______________________________
2. Light: ____________________________    ________________________________
3. Sound _________________________      _________________________________
4. Mechanical _________________________    _____________________________

1. I played soccer. I used the force of pushing by kicking the ball.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

How To....?

For your Blog Bonus this week you have 3 options:
1. Write a how to for something that you do this weekend.
2. Find an example of a how to to bring in on Monday
3. Follow my how to and bring in the final product!

Ms. Pair's How To

Want to become a fabulous artist?? Follow these steps to learn how to draw!
- plain pencil
- lined or white paper

1. On your paper draw a compass rose at the northeast corner.
2. On your map draw a community. The community must include the following and can follow any theme:
- a place for people to go when they are sick
- a form of transportation
- a place for people to learn
- places for people to live
- a place for people to have fun
- roads
- your house
3. On the back explain how to get from your house to 3 different places. Make sure you use directional words to describe how to get there.

See you on Monday!! :)

Friday, February 3, 2012


This week we have been learning about maps. We studied map features and different types of maps. This weekend make a quick map of somewhere you go. Add a title, compass rose, and a map key!

Have a good weekend!!