Today we learned a song called Splishing, Splashing. Then we did our first sound and movement piece using the Orff barred instruments! Some students played the metallophones, xylophones, and glockenspiels, while others created movements. We made connections to the story Mushroom in the Rain.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Here is some more practice to keep you on your toes!
Look for the base words as you read the adverbs. What suffix is on the end of these words? What two words make up the compound words? What are the different meanings of the multiple meaning words?
Monday, April 5, 2010
Read along at home to be ready for Friday!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
This week's decodable focuses on the "Coil" sound, spelled _oy and oi. There is a mistake in the third line from the bottom of your page. It reads, "pointed to joy." It should read, "pointing to Joy." Please cross out the mistake and write the correction above it.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Further exploration of balance.
The investigations continue.
The students continue their investigations into balance.
Today we did more exploration of how objects can be balanced using counterweights.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
We went on a walking field trip to Papa John's Pizza, where Mr. Hector Ortiz, Yesenia, and Raul graciously taught 21 students (and me) how to make really great pizza! Thank you!!! And thanks to Kimberly's parents for putting me in touch with Mr. Ortiz, thereby making this trip possible!
Monday, February 8, 2010
This second set of lines includes the "goo" sound, spelled oo. Practice, practice, practice!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Remember the connections we discovered between addition and subtraction? We can make those same connections between division and multiplication. Arrays help us see these connections more easily.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Here are more consonant blends and digraphs to practice reading. And notice the prefixes in Line 4. Do you remember what they mean?
Notice how much time we're spending on consonant blends and digraphs. Knowing how to read them will really improve your fluency.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
The focus of this decodable is prefixes and suffixes. Remember, prefixes are word parts, or syllables, at the beginning of words. Suffixes are word parts, or syllables, at the end of words. Each prefix and suffix has its own meaning, which changes the meaning of the base word. How many prefixes and suffixes can you find?
Here's another way to make a hundred. This method is helpful for solving certain subtraction problems.
Keep following the same steps to subtract, and always check your work by adding the parts to see if they equal the whole.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Let partners to ten help you know when to rename.
Look for all the sets of quotation marks in this story. Remember, quotation marks tell us that someone in the story is speaking. Do you remember what we call that? That's right - dialogue. Pay attention to where the quotation marks are placed, and look at all the different speaker tags, which tell us how the character spoke.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Here is more practice with the steps to follow to solve word problems. (While you're watching this video, see if you can spot the mistake I made while doing the first story problem. I forgot to check off the sentence after I drew and labeled the information about how many cupcakes the teacher ate. Oops!)