What happened today?

April 9th
April 9, 2009, 10:26 pm
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Today we investigated fractions, graphing, range,mean, mode, mean and median with Skittles. We also used our Skittles to review division. We went to computers and we used Kerpoof. High School Musical star Giselle (not sure I spelled that correctly) visited our room today! We celebrated Drew’s birthday and Grandma Pat brought in an Easter treat!!! I hope everyone enjoys their Easter!

April 8th
April 8, 2009, 8:59 pm
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Today we used jellybeans to investigate many math concepts. We graphed, sorted, counted, added, divided, found the range, mean, mode and median and we also polled our classmates to see which one was their favorite. We also had several biography reports. We had Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, Jackie Robinson, Abbie Burress, Auntie Annie, Ruby Bridges, Angus Young. Nadia Comaneci, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Michael Jordon visit our room today!

April 7th
April 8, 2009, 11:51 am
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Today we made fraction bunnies out of biscuts! We used 4 whole biscuts to investigate halves and fourths. We made a model of the eye and labled all the parts and talked about how the eye works! We had Drew’s dad, Mr. Mallery, read Drew’s favorite book. We met some interesting people during our biography reports! The science study guide was sent home, along with another fun night for the kids that invloves High School Musical, and the Alford’s Articles for this week was sent home.

April 6th
April 8, 2009, 11:44 am
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SNOW DAY!!! I do not ever remember having a snow day in April! I guess Prince was right…”Sometimes it Snows in April.”

April 3rd
April 3, 2009, 8:39 pm
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Today was the movie reward day. We did get our checks, clean our desks, and progress reports were sent home. We were able to go see Mr.Hemingway get dunked by lots of kids! Drew and Morgan from our class dunked him!

There was another letter warning us about stranger danger!!!!

April 2nd
April 3, 2009, 8:17 pm
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We used Cuisenaire Rods to investigate fractions. We found as many ways to make fractions as we could. Then we drew pictures of different fractions.  In science we investigated shadows. We made our silhouettes and we wrote clues to help people guess who they are. Native Americans of Michigan are still a topic we are working on. It appears there were several types. We used a Michigan map and mapped out a tribes movement. We also labeled the Great Lakes that surround Michigan. We read another parody of a folktale, but actually it incorporated 3 or 4 of them. The book was called Pig Pigger and Piggest. After reading this we decided to try to mesh other fairy tales together.

April 1st
April 3, 2009, 8:07 pm
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Today we investigated fractions using Mike and Ike candy. We found out that there is about 10 in each box. We also tried to make one whole as many times as we could using pattern blocks. In science we investigated how the eye works and what the parts of the eye are. We started to investigate the Native Americans that lived in Michigan after the Hopewells. We also reviewed what we learned about the Hopewells and many thought it was cool that they were here before Christ was born and after he died. They disappeared in 400 A.D. We continued on our quest to research fables and fairy tales. We continue to write our own versions.

March 31st
April 3, 2009, 8:01 pm
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Miss Alford was at a technology conference. Our guest teacher was Mrs. Tallman!