Mock Rocks Day 1 Animoto

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Have a nice break!

gobble. gobble.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday, November 20

WRITING: Cursive is due tomorrow, Finish your "Letter of Complaint."
READING: Practice p. 70, Review all materials...weekly assessment is tomorrow!
Your November Reading Contract & the attached green sheet (Visualize it!) is due Monday, December 1...the Monday we return from break.
SPELLING & GRAMMAR: Tests tomorrow; Review materials
MATH: Study Link 4.5 and Multiplication packet is due tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday, November 19

WRITING: Cursive is due Friday!
READING: Read---November Reading Contract is due December 1.  (This includes the activity page attached to your reading contract!)
MATH: Study Link 4.4

SCIENCE:  Think about the mock rock "dust" that we put in the tubes this morning...What do you think it will look like tomorrow?  What do you think we should do next to try to separate the materials???

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday, November 18

WRITING: Cursive (Packet due Friday)
SPELLING: Practice Spelling Words
MATH: Study Link 4.3, Multiplication Packet is due Friday!
I added two new sites to our math websites listed to the right.  Go to the "Compare Decimals" links to practice today's lesson!

Monday, November 17, 2008

LMC Voicethread Projects

Nice job recording your alphabet book in LMC this morning.  I am so excited that you are creating a voicethread where you can view each other's work.  Remember that you are welcome to change your icon, but it should not be a picture of you. If you have any questions, just ask!  Enjoy!

Monday, November 17

WRITING: Cursive
MATH: Study Link 4.2 and Multiplication Packet.  Remember that your multiplication packet is due on Friday!

Nice job observing your mock rocks this afternoon!  You were being excellent geologists using different properties to describe your rocks.  We've only just begun investigating, so there is lots more to come!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday, November 13

READING: Review practice packet, including vocabulary words---Weekly assessment tomorrow.  Click here to review for vocabulary.
SPELLING & GRAMMAR: Tests tomorrow---Review! Click here to review for Spelling.
WRITING: Cursive 
MATH: Study Link 4.1

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday, November 12

READING: Practice p. 59 and 60
WRITING: Cursive
SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 3 Test tomorrow---study your flash cards, practice the Internet Tutorial, and use the tricks on the blog to help!
OTHER: Library books are due tomorrow, LMC Native American Region page is due Monday

Monday, November 10, 2008

Native American Cultural Regions

Thank you, Mrs. Cheek for being so clever with your tricks to remember our regions!!

Silly Ways to Remember a ton of information:
  • Northwest Coast: The Cool Kwakiutl live on the Coast. They wear waterproof cedar bark capes, trap salmon with cedar bark fish traps, and live in wooden houses with cool cedar totem poles.
  • California Intermountain Region: The Pretty Pomo, wear pretty shell necklaces, and make pretty baskets decorated with shells and beads. The Pretty Pomo live in a pretty cone shaped redwood house.
  • Southwest: The Hot Hopi live in the Southwest and have to stay cool by wearing cotton dresses. The Hot Hopi are thirsty from being so hot and from climbing the ladders up to their adobe apartments. They are so thirsty that they store water to drink in clay pots.
  • Plateau: (This is the gross one.:)) This region is shaped like a foot and it is green! This region is the Plateau (Pla- TOE) Yuk. The Yakima lived there and ate roots to survive. Roots are at your toes (Pla-TOE). The Yakima lived in underground winter houses--think roots are underground, too. You can remember that they put baskets on their heads because everything else is already at their feet.
  • Great Plains: Think PLAIN and simple. The Sioux lived here. (Think: Sue is a simple name.) They used buffalo for everything! Buffalo and teepees are PLAIN and simple to remember when you are studying Native Americans.
  • Eastern Woodlands: Think tongue twister! The Algonquian (Al-gon-kwee-an) in the Eastern Woodlands lived in wigwams wearing wild turkey-feather ceremonial capes. The turkey is a bird and you can link that to a turkey bird birch canoe. :)
  • Southeast: The Southern Seminole used cypress canoes. To keep safe from the sharp saw grass they wore deerskin leggings. They lived in palm leaf chickees so they wouldn't sweat!

Monday, November 10

MATH: Study, Parent Signature on your unit 3 study guide, Test is Wednesday!
WRITING: Cursive
SOCIAL STUDIES: Study your flashcards and do the Internet Tutorial. The Chapter 3 test is Thursday!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday, November 7

WRITING: Cursive packet is due Monday
SOCIAL STUDIES: Study Flash Cards
MATH: Unit 3 Test is Wednesday, November 12

Giant Panda

Click here to learn more about the Giant Panda of China.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday, November 6

GRAMMAR & SPELLING: Tests tomorrow---study packets
READING: Review practice packet, Weekly Assessment tomorrow
WRITING: Cursive
SOCIAL STUDIES: Study your flash cards---remember the tricks I taught you today!
MATH: Study Link 3.11...Show your work for the practice problems!
Keep practicing your multiplication facts daily!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wednesday, November 5

MATH: Study Link 3.10
WRITING: Cursive
SOCIAL STUDIES: Study your flash cards
OTHER: Library Books

Monday, November 3, 2008

Today's Reading Lesson

We had such a neat reading lesson this morning.  We started our discussion by talking about China, which is our Treasures theme this week.  As  we were locating China on a map, we found out that Mrs. Polito was on Skype...LIVE FROM CHINA!!! We asked her questions and heard about her experiences so far.  

Later, we continued to read about China, including the ancient dynasties, the famous inventions, and the extremely historical heritage.  We were amazed to compare the length of China's recorded history with that of the United States---The U.S. is just a baby compared to China!!  

It was a morning packed with learning and fascinating facts!

Monday, November 3

WRITING: Cursive
MATH: Finish SL 3.9, Keep practicing your facts so you continue to improve!!
REMINDER: No School Tomorrow