How crazy has this week been for you? I hope you got a chance to play in the snow a little bit and enjoyed your extra few days out of school. If you have some good snow pictures you'd like me to post send them to me through email and I'll post them here. I look forward to seeing our class back again on Monday and ready to share our stories and learn some new stuff! Here's a chocolate chip challenge for you: What is the difference between a winter storm warning and a winter storm watch? Feel free to post to the CCC blog page or to write it down and bring it in on Monday to place in the coconut head.
We had a special visitor last week. Our friend Louie came to visit us. Check out the pictures of our fluffy visitor.
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We are ready for our next round of Reading Idol. Our script is taken from the book "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch" by Trinka Hakes Noble. I will let you know when performances will be posted to the schooltube channel. In the meantime, work hard to get great expression into your performance.
Our first and second rounds of Reading Idol are finished! I created a SchoolTube page for our videos. Here is the link:
This round is from Tacky the Penguin. It is an exciting time so make sure you check back in to find out what is going on in room 118!
We are now pretty familiar with our penpals in Austin, Texas. Students will continue to write once or twice a month. This is a fantastic way to help students learn letter writing skills and it's so much fun they don't even know how hard they are working. Write on!
February Break is coming soon. AS of right now we will not have to make up the snow days we missed so our entire break will still be ours to enjoy.
Blog All About It!
Our blogging is going well. We are still just learning how to write good comments. We are focusing on using complete sentences that begin with a capital letter and end with correct punctuation. It is a great way to encourage writing and students love it! Feel free to read them and reply to them as well.
As I stated above this year's videos are finally posted! I had some trouble with YouTube so instead we are switching to SchoolTube which is a little bit more private. Go to the link above and find your child. I think you will be very proud of what they accomplished. Our videos from last year will still be available on our youtube channel. You will find last year's videos on the Math Songs page and the Reading Idol page. This year your child will be the star!