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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Much to be Thankful For

Thank you so much to all the families who came to visit with us today! The students really enjoyed sharing pumpkin pie and our video with you. Our class does have much to be thankful for and if you weren't able to join us this afternoon, you can still check out the video and today's pictures below. I hope each one of you has a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable break. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gobble, Gobble!

As the autumn leaves continue to change, so do the students in my classroom. We've only been in school for 63 days, yet these 'superheroes in training' have learned so much! With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we've been participating in several turkey related activities.
Today was no exception as the students were read to by a real author. His name is Chris Francis and he lives in Canada. Through video, the students listened as Chris read us one of his books titled, Mr. Pancake Turkey. It was a great book and inspirational to my class since we just wrapped up Narrative Writing where we learned all about the elements of a good story. It was so nice of Chris to take the time to share the story with our class! You can check out more of Chris' work at
We also decided to try a bit of turkey drawing ourselves. Check out these super gobblers!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Chocolate Milk!

We have entered into a new genre of writing called Functional Writing. Students are learning how to give directions and create pieces of writing that tell "how to". They use transition words (first, next, then, last) to keep their steps in the correct order and create detailed pictures with labels.
Today the students learned how to make chocolate milk by watching each of the steps expertly demonstrated by their teacher (hahaha). Then the students had a chance to follow the steps and make their own chocolate milk. After they wrote about "How to Make Chocolate Milk", they were able to drink their delicious creations.
Who knew writing could be so yummy?!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Diamond D Ranch

Friday was our first field trip of the 2012-2013 school year. The students excitedly boarded the buses, dressed in their new, blue shirts, bursting with anticipation. Diamond D Ranch held many surprises and adventures for the students. We began with a wagon ride into the cow pasture where the students fed the cows and felt their long, rough, slobbery tongues. Throughout the day we fed goats, took care of a pony, had fun on the bouncy houses, went on a barrel ride, took a lunch break, rode horses, and fed some very hungry fish. The students were exhausted after the long day and the bus ride back to school was quiet as most of the students drifted off to sleep. Check out these pictures of our fun day!