Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays!

We had a great short week! It was so nice to read all of the compliments the students wrote for their secret pals and we had such a great time finding out who their secret pals were! Thank you for your help with this special project. They gave very thoughtful gifts and had fun too! I hope you have a wonderful vacation with your children!

Reminder- Field trip money is due on Tuesday, January 5th. Please make sure you send in the slip and payment by then if you have not already! :)

Whole School Reward!

Our Secret Pal gift exchange!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Cool Coding with Mrs. Weldon

We had a busy week! Mrs. Weldon came in during math to show us some cool coding! The kids loved it!
We also made some very nice craft gifts for you! I hope you like them!  We are wrapping up our individual biography projects and they'll be coming home soon! They look amazing! They worked really hard!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Peek At The Week

Hi Everyone! We had a busy week! It was full of fun and learning! My favorite part was Friday because we had so much fun at the Discovery Museum in Acton! I took a lot of pictures to share with you!

In Math, we finished Topic 7 on Mental Subtraction and took a test. The students have come a long way since September! Remember to have them login to Reflex to practice their facts!

In Writing and Social Studies, we are finishing the individual biography projects. I hope we can have a final product by the end of this week.

In Fundations we started learning about open syllables and we have been doing DRA reading assessments to see the growth that the students have made since the end of last year.

We will be browsing for books to see what we would like to order at the Book Fair on Tuesday and then returning on Wednesday to purchase books. Please come and support our school! :)

I hope you had a great weekend!

-Mrs. Farrand

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you have a great time with your family and friends! Report cards will go home on Monday. The conference times are included on the report card.  Also, field trip money is due on Dec. 1st!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving Graphics

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Peek At The Week

We had a great week! All of my students work so hard each day! 

Here's a peek at what we accomplished!

In Math:
  • Added tens and ones
  • Used the hundred chart to add
  • Added multiples of ten
  • Looked for patterns by skip counting
In Fundations:
  • Began Unit 6 on V-E syllables
  • Practiced writing v-e words
  • Learned rules for s or z sounds
  • Learned the word doze and rise
  • Watched Silent E video on Brain Pop Jr. and played Desk Pop
In Reading:
  • Read about Pocahontas
  • Compared Squanto and Pocahontas
  • Read about the First Thanksgiving
  • Worked on looking for nouns and answering questions by looking back at the pages for information.
In Wrtitng:
  • Began our Non-fiction Narrative unit (Biographies)
  • Read Testing the Ice as an intro about Jackie Robinson's life to spark talk about who a hero is
  • Wrote about a hero we know
  • Began researching information on Abraham Lincoln for a class book
  • Read The Giving Tree and wrote 4 things that bring us happiness
  • Read about Giving Thanks and wrote persuasive pieces about everyday items we should be thankful for such as pillow, shoes, chairs, etc. They are cute!
Our 5th grade buddies visited us and helped us think of 6 things we are thankful for this year.

Check for a notice about out upcoming field trip! It'll be fun!

Next week is short. We have a half day on Wednesday.

I hope you had a great weekend!

-Mrs. Farrand :)

Researching with friends!

Our Persuasive Thankful Writing