Thursday, January 29, 2015

Battle for Sight Words Plus Number Sense

I found this interactive math and word work game for my students on Elizabeth Hah website  My students had so much fun learning both math and finding words.  Thanks Elizabeth.

Here is what she has to say about the game:

"This game is based on the old 'Sink the Ship' game, where you have to find the opponent's 'ships' to sink them. I've changed it from a sea battle to a Treasure Hunt and instead of using coordinates to find the chosen square I have individually numbered all the squares. Research has shown that dealing with the numbers in this format adds a side benefit of consolidating number sense."


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Close Reading, Nutrition, An All About Me and Hopefully Soon Cross Country Skiing!

Which forest animal will we choose to do our Research on?  

Learning about healthy food choices with Miss Ginger at UW Extension!

We learned a lot about Hailey in her All About Me!

Will we get to go Cross Country Skiing soon ?

Learning to Snowshoe!


We are having fun learning how to snowshoe. Thank you Mr. Millot for teaching us the skills needed to learn how to snowshoe!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January PBIS School-wide Incentive

The band Reverse Order entertained us today and shared their message about anti-bullying.

You can read more about them on their website Reverse Order

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fluency Friday!

This Friday we will be performing the Reader's Theater, Animals Animals.  Please continue practicing at home and also we will have our second round of Write, Show and Share!  

Hope to see you all on Friday at 8:30 a.m. for this week's performance!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Animals, Animals Reader's Theater

Reader's Theater - Animals, Animals
January 16, 2015 at 8:25 a.m.

Hi Everyone!  Our first Reader's Theater for the new year is called Animals, Animals.  I was going to send it home tomorrow, but now we do not have school due to the frigid temperatures.  If you would like to look over the script with your child please see the attached link!

Happy First Day Back to School in the New Year 2015!

Choosing Our Own Books!

One of the most favorite things for my students is to choose new books for their book bins!  Today the students chose "Just Right" informational texts for their book bins.  The excitement and wonder in their eyes is priceless!

We had inside recess today as the temperatures continue to be below zero.  Our January PBIS Class Meeting focused on inside recess and after our discussion the students were proud to say they followed the 4B's!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Reading Informational Text!

Our Author Study of Bruce Larkin Begins!

Bruce Larkin has published more than 1,000 books for children PreK-2nd grade. We will be reading his books and poems throughout the month of January.  Many of the poems and books can be found on his website Bruce Larkin

I am excited to begin this New Year!
Saturday, January 3, 2015

Friday Write Show and Share Begins Again January 9th!

I will be sending home the Write Show and Share template and schedule on Monday, but if you want you can also download it.

Check out the schedule below!

January 9
January 16
January 23
January 30


Tis the Season of Giving!

Visual Literacy Young Learners

  Lena David Wiesner Author Study These young learners were very excited to become visual literacy experts as they were introduced t...