Thursday, March 26, 2015

Peek At The Week

It’s good to see the snow melting away! We are looking forward to warmer weather! I can’t believe March is almost over! I hope I'll see many of you at the Toast to Memorial on Saturday!

Here's a peek at our week....
In Math:
  • Began adding 3 digit numbers breaking numbers apart with hundreds, tens, and ones
  • Added 3 digit numbers to hundreds using mental math
  • Used place value blocks to add 3 digit numbers with partners
  • Used paper and pencil to add 3 digit numbers
  • Began exploring subtraction with 3 digit numbers
In Science:
  • Learned about the 3 main groups of clouds- cirrus cumulus, stratus
  • Made a cloud book, sang a cloud song, did a cloud watch each morning, and watched a science video on wind and clouds
  • Learned about 4 types of precipitation- rain, snow, sleet, and hail and made a small booklet
  • Watched a movie all about precipitation
  • Learned about 4 severe storms- blizzards, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes
  • Did a fun “Weather Wizard” activity and made a storm recipe book
  • With our 5th grade buddies we did a weather scavenger hunt in the classroom for information
  • Began Unit 13 for the sounds of long o- oe, oa, ow, o, o-e
  • Practiced trick words through gel boards and TWINGO
  • Discussed vocabulary words coach and flow
  • Reading groups read Edgar Badger’s Balloon Day and The Three Wishes
  • We practiced answering questions, writing 5 W questions, and summarizing

Have a wonderful weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand :)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Peek At The Week

Happy Spring! We had another great week! March is flying by!
Please remember to return your child’s report card folder if you haven’t already! Let’s hope for nicer weather soon!

Here's a peek at our week....
In Math:
  • Compared 3 digit numbers using greater than and less than
  • Ordered numbers using greater than and less than
  • Identified number patterns in hundreds, tens, and ones
  • Completed our Topic 10 test
  • Began Topic 11 on adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers
  • Listened to a math story and played a 3 digit treasure math game with a partner
In Science:
  • Began learning about weather
  • Learned that weather is made up of sun, air, water (SAW)
  • Learned about the water cycle through reading, a song, a short video, and making a water cycle wheel
  • Named the 3 parts of the water cycle which are: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation
In Writing:
  • All students completed their individual continent reports! They came out very well and you can look for them today!
  • Had a round robin reading session to look at everyones reports and make a positive comment. They loved this!
  • Practiced words with oi, oy
  • Practiced trick words
  • Learned words spoil and destroy
  • Played Desk Pop
  • Took our Unit 12 test
  • Groups switched books and read some nonfiction about Dolphins and Crocodiles and Lizards. They love learning new information about animals and discussing text features!
  • They also researched their own animal on the iPad, wrote 3 facts, and drew pictures.

Have a wonderful weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand :)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Peek At The Week

We had another great week!

Thank you to all the parents who brought in things for the Kitchen Gadgets basket! It is looking awesome!

Here's a look at our week....
In Math:
  • Identified and recorded 3-digit numbers in expanded form (200 + 30 + 1), standard form (231), and number word form (two hundred thirty-one)
  • Added and subtracted multiples of 10 or 100 to and from a 3-digit number without regrouping
  • Students found, identified and applied number patterns to numbers on a hundred chart
  • Used skip counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s up to 1,000 -We even skipped around the room! :)
  • Made a place value kite craft
  • Played Close to 20
In Writing:
  • Students edited their continent reports in order to prepare for publishing, focusing on using correct punctuation and spelling
  • Began to transfer their edited work to publishing paper, organizing it under appropriate headings as they go
  • Created pictures with labels and added captions
  • Made an “All About the Author” page too
Many students are finished and they are looking great!
We also interviewed a classmate and wrote descriptive paragraphs about them. We learned a lot!

  • Practiced more words with 2 syllables  in Unit 11 for long e
  • Practiced trick words
  • Took Unit 11 test
  • Groups read some nonfiction about Dolphins and Crocodiles and Lizards. They love learning new information about animals and discussing text features!

Have a wonderful weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand :)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Peek At The Week

What a fast week! I'm so thankful we had a full week to get right back to learning and fun!

Here are some of the things we did:

In Math: 
  • Practiced solving 2 part questions using addition and subtraction
  • Took 2 timed facts tests and our Topic 9 test
  •  Began Topic 10 on place value up to 1,000
  • Practiced place value using hundreds, tens, and ones mentally and with manipulatives
  • Played a game with a partner practicing tens and ones
  • Wrote and solved number riddles

In Social Studies and Writing:
  • Researched facts using books about our individual continent 
  • Went to the computer lab to do research
  • Finalized the facts we want to include in our final reports
In Fundations and Reading:

  • Worked on the sounds of /e/ There are 6 sounds! 
  • Played trick words using gel boards and relay
  • Learned new vocabulary heal and speech
  • Learned about Homophones using Brain Pop Jr. and practiced words
  • Read Lionel and Amelia and A Friend Like Ed. They are both stories about mice who are best friends.  Used a Venn Diagram to compare both stories. They loved both!

Thank you so much for all the kitchen gadgets! We are still in need of items such as pans, pots, spatulas, tongs, etc. They are due on Friday, March 13th!

Check the Backpack Folders for information about The Toast to Memorial Event too! It's fun! I hope to see you there! :)

Have a great weekend! 

-Mrs. Farrand :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More Kitchen Items Needed for Our School Fundraiser!

Toast to Memorial

This year our annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 28th. 
Each class is responsible for filling a basket with goodies.
The theme for our basket is kitchen gadgets.
Each child is encouraged to bring an item in to fill the basket.
Here are some simple suggestions:
spatulas, mixing spoons,can openers, pot holders, dish towels
All items are due by Friday, March 13th

Thanks for all of your help!

If you want to know more about this event, then click on the link below!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Pajama and Slipper Day Tomorrow!

*Room 206 has earned another 25 compliments! Students voted to have a pajama day tomorrow, March 3rd! Students may wear their slippers too, but don’t forget sneakers for Gym!