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!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Better late than never!

We are a little late getting our blog post out, but late is better than never! We have been really busy in our classroom this last week!

In Math
- We have learned about a part, part, whole chart and using it to help us determine addition or subtraction in problem solving
- We have been using place value to help us add numbers
- We learned about using "hairy money'. It is a strategy where coins get hairs based on their values. Each hair has the value of 5, pennies are bald!!

In Reading:
- We have been learning to use our schema to help us make inferences in the text. We learned that our schema is our background knowledge.
- We have been inferring the meaning of new words by looking at the text clues and using our background knowledge.
- We started the novel "A Cricket in Times Square". We are using the novel to help us better understand our unit on economics.
- As a class our goal is to read 5 Bluebonnet books so we can all vote. So far we have read:
                                                 "Ten Rules....."
                                                 " Waiting for the Magic"- we are in the process of reading!

In writing
- We have been working on writing leads for our timeline stories. Today we got to do a fun activity called "Writing Musical Chairs".

As a school, each class is learning about a university and making a project for the school. We researched North Carolina State University. We learned that you can go to school there to be an engineer. Ms. Pair's dad went to NC State and received an engineering degree!

Go to the website below to learn about a university of your choice. For the BLOG BONUS post on the blog the most interesting fact you learned and the school name.

I learned that you can go to Texas State to be a teacher.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

2 Weeks Down!!

This week was our first week to start homework! There is a post with an example on it that you can refer to as you need it! EVERY night will be reading for 20 minutes and responding...even if Ms. Pair has a sub! Math homework will start on Monday!

We have already earned a class reward and we are all "chillin" in our PJs as we write this post. We are well on our way to earning another class reward.

We are learning more about economic systems. We have learned what an entrepreneur is today. We watched a video about a caveman that made a baseball bat called a "fwat". We learned that entrepreneurs are people that have started a business that sells a product or service. We decided that Caine from Caine's Arcade is an entrepreneur. Next week we will be researching people like Mary Kay, John Deere, Sam Walton, Steve Jobs, etc.

In math we have been learning about place value and developing number sense. We can break apart number in the ten thousands and we can talk about the places values. We are really looking forward to learning about the hundred thousands place next week. We made a model of ten thousands together in the classroom, it is really neat!!

Make an advertisement for a good or a service of your choice. There is a picture example below. The advertisement must include:
1. Name of business
2. Picture of the good/service that you provide
3. The cost of the good/service
4. Where the business is located

You can choose to create business hours, website address, etc. You can get as creative as you want!
Example of Bonus!