Archive forJanuary, 2015

Mrs. Plett’s Photo on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Homework, Agenda and Updates

~ It has been a while, but we are starting up the Important Books again! Students need to complete their part (at least 1 page), as well as a comment from their parents and be ready to hand back in on Monday. They must include: ~ 2 things they learned about (and explain what they […]

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Wants and Needs

We kicked off the conversation by watching a video called “If the World Were a Village” to be introduced to the world or global community. We learned a lot about the different languages, religions and other interesting facts about the world! Next, we started discussing needs and wants and what they mean. Here are the […]

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Magnet Car Materials and Instructions

Today we brainstormed as a class some examples of materials that students could find at home and bring in to school to use to make their magnet vehicle. They do not need to bring/use every item on the list, as well they are free to bring other items that may not be on the list. […]

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Word Practice

Before Christmas, we started reviewing letter combinations, particularly with vowels. Making vowels long rather than short seemed to be a little tricky for some kids! We first started with Bossy “e”, which jumps over a letter, bites the other vowel and makes it say it’s name. Today we looked at the rule “when 2 vowels […]

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Magnets in the World

As we have talked about natural resources and how we can use magnets to replace them (particularly oil and gas for vehicles), we looked at a couple examples of how magnets are used in the real world specifically for transportation. The first is a MagLev Train (which Josh and Cole have actually been on in […]

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Magnet Exploration and Discovery!

Over the last week, we have really explored magnets and what they are capable of. The picture shows some of the discoveries that the students made. In Social, we have been talking about Natural Resources and how they affect our lives. We then connected the idea that if we continue to use natural resources at […]

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Update on our “friend”…

Although I am sure the kids have already informed you, there were mouse droppings discovered in our room on Thursday. The room was thoroughly combed over and cleaned up and we will be back in our regular classroom tomorrow. Thanks to Ms. Hallworth for letting us temporarily move in with her!

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