January 9, 2014

Check out more on lightning on this website!

Also, see the rest of these Bill Nye videos if you have time!  


Electricity:


Static Electricity (we watched the 1st 10 minutes)

 Magnets:

Homework
1) Week 13 Homework project!  Please remember in your reflections to include what project you chose and why, as well as thoughtful reflections each day!  If you did not complete Week 12 project, please turn it in asap!
2) READ & log your days read on the Ken Garff program. ($20 bonus!)  
3) Spelling: Study at home
4) Vocabulary: Study at home.  See learning plans for vocab!
5) Missing Work! Please take advantage of this time to catch up on everything!
6) Job Applications for our new classroom jobs are due by this Friday!  🙂
7) Field Trip Permission Slips: turn in asap!

Upcoming Events
*Jan. 17: No school (Teacher Professional Development)
*Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
*Jan. 23: End of Term 2
*Jan. 24: Family Movie Night
*Jan. 29: Field trip to the Capitol Building!
*Jan. 31: Report Cards go home
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January 6, 2014

This week for Grammar, we are checking out dialects!  Take this cool quiz from the New York Times to find out where your dialect speech matches in the USA!
We also experimented with electromagnets today!  To get a class bonus, and to get a better feel for how they work, check out these links below & get a signature:
 
Homework
1) Week 13 Homework project!  Please remember in your reflections to include what project you chose and why, as well as thoughtful reflections each day!  If you did not complete Week 12 project, please turn it in asap!
2) READ & log your days read on the Ken Garff program. ($20 bonus!)  
3) Spelling: Study at home
4) Vocabulary: Study at home.  See learning plans for vocab!
4) Missing Work! Please take advantage of this time to catch up on everything!

Upcoming Events
*Jan. 17: No school (Teacher Professional Development)
*Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
*Jan. 23: End of Term 2
*Jan. 24: Family Movie Night
*Jan. 31: Report Cards go home


December 18, 2013

Wow!  I am so impressed at how well everyone has understood electricity through experimenting and inquiry this week, including circuits, insulators vs. conductors, and switches!  
Check out some of these electricity activities:
*Interactive Activity: Explore lightning!

Remember that for our Sing-Along tomorrow, you may wear Christmas-y dress down!  🙂
Also, tomorrow will be our Publishing Party!  Be sure to work on your Storybird at home a bit if needed (we will have 1 hour in class to finish working before the party).

Homework
1) Work on your week 12 project!  I hope you’re enjoying your festive options!  🙂
2) READ & log your days read on the Ken Garff program. ($20 bonus!)  
3) Spelling: Study at home
4) Missing Work!
5) Storybird: You will have 1 hour before our publishing party tomorrow to finalize your story!  If you know you are still a ways off, please work on your Storybird at home!  


Upcoming Events
*Dec. 19: Sing Along/Dress Down for Christmas (Christmas hats welcome!)  🙂
*Dec. 20: Class Christmas Party.  Click here to sign-up for volunteering or donations!
*Dec. 20: Boxtop Dress-Down & Hawaiian Day to celebrate Gold Medal Mile Achievement!  You may dress down in Hawaiian clothing even if you don’t have boxtop dress-down.  If you earned Boxtop dress-down, you can wear any dress down clothing
*Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Christmas Break!
*Jan. 17: No school (Teacher Professional Development)
*Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
*Jan. 23: End of Term 2
*Jan. 24: Family Movie Night
*Jan. 31: Report Cards go home


December 16, 2013

We had a great time experimenting with electricity & circuits today!  Check out this link for more info on electricity!

Homework
1) Work on your week 12 project!  I hope you’re enjoying your festive options!  🙂
2) READ & log your days read on the Ken Garff program. ($20 bonus!)  
3) Spelling: Study at home
4) Missing Work!
5) Vocabulary: Study at home.  See learning plan if you don’t know them (under Helpful Parent Links)


Upcoming Events
*Dec. 17: Boxtops due!
*Dec. 19: Sing Along/Dress Down (Christmas attire/hats welcome!)  🙂
*Dec. 20: Class Christmas Party.  Click here to sign-up for volunteering or donations!
*Dec. 20: Boxtop Dress-Down & Hawaiian Day to celebrate Gold Medal Mile Achievement!  You may dress down in Hawaiian clothing even if you don’t have boxtop dress-down.  If you earned Boxtop dress-down, you can wear any dress down clothing
*Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Christmas Break!

December 10, 2013

Thanks for checking the blog today!  Check out this awesome game using the magnetic fields of the magnets!  


Homework
1) Homework Project: Choose your Week 11 Homework project.  If you were missing Week 10, please click here for it!
2) READ & log your days read on the Ken Garff program. ($20 bonus!)  
3) Spelling: Study at home
4) Missing Work!  Make sure you stay on top of that!
5) Vocabulary: Study at home.  See learning plan if you don’t know them (under Helpful Parent Links)
6) Finish your short story at home if you haven’t finished it yet on Google Drive!

Upcoming Events
*Dec. 13: Midterm Progress Reports going home!
*Dec. 20: Class Christmas Party
*Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Christmas Break!