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Ghost Towns

Today we started talking about Ghost Towns. Check out the picture below to see what the kids already “know” about ghost towns…. http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a-ghost-town –> click on the video to watch the Johnny Cash song with pictures of abandoned places Challenge: What are some reasons why places are abandoned and ghost towns develop? Talk with your families and […]

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Place Value

The last couple weeks have been focused on taking what we know about numbers to a deeper level. We have been representing numbers in TONS of different ways since the beginning of the year, but now we are learning how to use Base 10 Blocks and Place Value to show what a number means. For […]

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Bossy “e”

Even though we started this before Christmas, with all the activities and festivities happening, we are going to practice this spelling rule just a bit more as it’s such an important one! Same as before, below are the word lists. Each student has chosen either the red list or the green list (whichever is a […]

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Types of Words

We really want to start doing some Madlibs together, but before we can do that, we need to know what the different types of words (parts of speech) there are! Today we first started with nouns, then moved onto adjectives, then finished up with verbs. Challenge: Find 3 nouns from around your house and write […]

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Rainbow Looms

For a final project to wrap up our pattern unit in math, each student will be making 2 different rainbow loom bracelets. Thank you to those of you who sent rainbow looms into class and labeled them!! They are safe with me 🙂 If your child doesn’t have a rainbow loom at home, that is […]

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Work on Writing Intro!

In Daily 5, we have so far introduced Read to Self, Read to Someone, and Word Work. Today we started Work on Writing with an AWESOME brainstorm of all the different things we can write about. And the best part is that this is only the beginning!! There are ZILLIONS of other things we can […]

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Homework!!

If you haven’t already done so, please look at the symbols post from a couple days. Students will be talking and brainstorming tomorrow about some symbols that can describe themselves, who they are, where they come from (family heritage), etc. Tonight, talk as a family about some symbols that would describe who they are as […]

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IMPORTANT!!! School Forms due ASAP

All the school forms that were sent home in the envelope yesterday are due on Sept. 11 (next Friday), however since we are bravely going to Heritage Park tomorrow, I absolutely NEED the pink “Annual Field Trip Authorization” form and the white (normal) field trip permission form with the money. If your child does not […]

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Important Book Ideas

Students must finish writing their Important Book letter and have a note written back by Monday. Please ensure that this is completed as many students did not finish last week! Students need to talk about 3 things they learned about (with details!), 2 things they want to learn more about (again…with details), and 2 things […]

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Math Practice at Home

Students have been continuing to practice representing numbers and learning strategies to do mental math. Some continue to be a little bit challenged by this and would benefit from practice at home. Even if your child is a pro, it would still be good to practice at home and challenge themselves by using bigger numbers! […]

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