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, November 22, 2013

Don't get BLINDED!!!


We have started our third unit. Our new central idea is: The need to share information leads to many forms of communication. We are learning about how communication has evolved. We even got to investigate old cell phones and telephones that Ms. Pair brought in! We have also been learning about the difference between expressive and expository language. We are also learning about space and poetry in the unit.

In reading we are working on learning about the different types of poetry. So far we have investigated different poems and talked about what we notice. I am also very excited to announce that as a class we are just ONE Bluebonnet book away from being able to all vote on our favorite book in the spring!!

In math we have been focusing on identifying patterns in a table and extending tables.


Option 1:
- Research about an object in space. It can be the sun, planets, stars, comets, asteroids, etc. Come to school with 5 facts and 2 questions about what you researched.

Option 2: 
- Bring in a poem that you read this weekend. Please write down WHY you liked the poem and WHAT you noticed the author did in the poem. (rhyming, rhythm, tell a story, etc)

Option 3:
- Solve the following problem. Bring in your work on a table to get credit. You must have your answer circled. Ms. Pair needed to get gas in her car before going on vacation. Every 3 gallons, it costs her $2.00. How much money will she spend on gas if she buys 15, 30 and 36 gallons of gas?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Best unit EVER!!

Since we posted last we have been working on rounding 2 and 3 digit numbers. We have learned many different strategies to use to round numbers.

We have been learning how to tell time. Ask us about quarter past, quarter till, and half past, we can tell you all about it! When telling time, you take care of your baby first which is your hour hand.

This week we learned about reading a thermometer. A thermometer measures the amount of thermal energy.

In reading we have been working on identifying cause and effect. We have been focusing on expository text. We have been using the headings to help us determine the main idea of a section of text.

We have been researching topics related to our unit. We have been working on putting our research into paragraphs by using a hamburger outline.

We have done a roller coaster investigation (in the video above) to learn about gravity. Gravity is a force that pulls you down to the Earth.
We learned about different forms of energy. We use mechanical energy to start cars, mechanical energy is the energy of motion. We learned about light energy and that it helps us see. Like light bulbs and the sun give out light.

Coming Soon!!!
Angry Birds summative investigation!!

1. Reflect on one day this weekend.
2. Make a timeline of what you did at certain times. You will need to include the time digitally, on a clock (with the hands), and a picture of what you did at that time or a sentence.
3. You must have AT LEAST 4 events on the timeline