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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ShowMe Showcase

It is time for week 3 of our ShowMe Showcase. Enjoy the ShowMes below. If you get this post by email, you will need to go directly to the blog to view the ShowMes. Be sure to check out our Kidblog page for more ShowMes and blog posts.

Allison uses words and pictures to tell a story.

 Gabriel shows us how to count by 10s on the Counting with Gabe Show.

 Trent teaches us about the different coins and how much each one is worth.

 Harry teaches us about the Frames and Arrows Diagram

Sam teaches us a few Red Dot Words

Ava shows us how to count by 5s.

No homework during the Thanksgiving Break. Enjoy some great books with your child. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Our IA after the break will be Music.

Monday, November 25, 2013

This and That

As you know, the last week or so has been very full of wonderful experiences for our crew. These experiences have filled our blog posts lately. Today I will share a few other random moments of learning that have been happening over the last week or so that haven't made the "cut" for blog posts while so many other exciting things have been going on.

 Building a Marble Tower at the Build and Create Center

 Playing Sight Word Bingo While Eating a Snack

Measuring the Room with Non-Standard Units - Our Bodies

Playing Chinese Jump Rope

Playing Chinese Checkers
We read about Chinese Checkers in a book and this made us curious so we wanted to learn more. We learned that this game is not really a Chinese game but was invented in Germany. Families in China do play Chinese Checkers sometimes, though. It is a great strategy game.

Reading Great Books from the Book Fair
One of the best parts of the Book Fair is that some of our crew members purchase books to donate to our crew library. We received some great books this year. Thanks to all who donated a book.

This is a former crew member who is now in 3rd grade but he still donates a book to our crew library every year.

Sharing Our Question and Answer Books
Today we shared the Question and Answer books that we wrote with Ms. Hanni's second grade class. Some of us we a little bit nervous about this but it went really well.

Reading ~ Read a good book or two or three.
Math ~ Home Link 4.5 Measuring with a Ruler

Important Dates
11/27, 11/28 and 11/29 No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

12/2 Applications for the Discovery Program are due

12/20 Fieldwork to Pacific Ocean Market and Kings Land Restaurant

Friday, November 22, 2013

Joyous Chinese Cultural Center

We had a wonderful day of learning at the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center. We went to sessions on making dumplings, doing Kung Fu/Fan Dances, doing paper cutting and doing calligraphy. Check out the photos below to get a peek into how we spent our day.  Thanks so much to all of the chaperones who went along and were so helpful all day.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Lunch

We had our annual Thanksgiving lunch today. It smelled so good in our hallways today. It was nice to see so many of you at lunch. Enjoy the photos below.

Reading ~ Read a good book or two.
Math ~ Home Link 4.4 Measuring in Inches
Field work tomorrow. Lunch is included. Those children with wheat or dairy issues should bring a sack lunch.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Reading ~ Read a good book or two.
Math ~ Home Link 4.3 The Foot-Long Foot

Thanksgiving Lunch
Our Thanksgiving lunch will be tomorrow at 12:50 pm

No library tomorrow due to the Book Fair.

We are climbing this week in PE. Thanks to all who came to belay the climbers. We truly appreciate it. Enjoy the Haiku Deck below. (If you get this post by email, you may need to go directly to the blog to view the Haiku Deck.)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ShowMe Showcase

Today we will take another look at a couple of ShowMes created by students in our crew. If you would like to see more or would like to see some regular blog posts or Tellagamis by students, check out our Kidblog page.

Sam shows us how to tell time on his Daddy's watch.

Sloan shows us how to tell time.

Hayden shows us how to count by twos.

Haley shows us some words in the "ay" family.

Reading ~ Read a good book or two.
Math ~ Home Link 4.2 Measuring with Hand Spans
Make a nice card or note for Ms. Wendy. Her birthday is tomorrow.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Fair Week

This week is the Book Fair at our school. The Book Fair will be open all week until Friday at about 1:00 pm. Students may shop before or after school with a parent, during their recess times or with a pass from a teacher during the day. Parents may stop by and shop anytime. Family Night at the Book Fair will be on Tuesday Night from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. We had a special time to visit the Book Fair this morning to browse and see all of the books that are there.

Reading ~ Read a good book or two.
Math ~ Home Link 4.1 Reading Thermometers

Important Dates
11/18 - 11/21 Climbing in PE for our crew - sign up to help belay - we can always use volunteers
Fall Climbing 2013

11/21 Family Thanksgiving Lunch in our cafeteria - our lunch time will be 12:50 pm

11/22 Fieldwork at Joyous Chinese Cultural Center

11/18 - 11/22 Scholastic Book Fair in our library. Family Night at the Book Fair is Tuesday 11/19 from 4:30 to 7:30.

11/19 Pajama Day - part of the Book Fair festivities, students must wear regular shoes (especially our crew since we are climbing)

11/27, 11/28 and 11/29 No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

12/2 Applications for the Discovery Program are due

Friday, November 15, 2013

Guest Speaker

Today Brandon's dad, Mr. Mike, came to speak to our crew and Ms. Mary Beth's crew about the language of people in China. It was very interesting. Enjoy the photos below.

Our IA next week is PE. We will be climbing so be sure to dress appropriately (no dresses or skirts) and wear shoes that are good for cimbing.

No homework for the weekend. Enjoy some good books with your child.