Monday, January 31, 2011

AR Stars of January!

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Congratulations to our AR {accelerated reader} stars for the month of January! These students all earned 3 points or more this month! Keep up the great work!!! I am so proud of you!



Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fun with Writing!

Our class has had so much fun this week working on our Non-Fiction Mini-Books! Each student selected an animal to research and learn more about. We have used all types of resources such as non-fiction books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, the Internet, and our prior knowledge to research our animal. The students created a "Research Folder" to keep all of their research and writing pieces together. Our Mini-Books include a title, author, front / back cover, table of contents, and three chapters all about our animal. We are finishing up the final copies of our chapters and then our Mini-Books will be on display in our hallway!

Lily is working on her research about a Seahorse.
Jose and Daniel are working on their Table of Contents.
Tiona is showing off her Research Folder!
Next week, we will continue our unit on Informational Writing and create another non-fiction book about a Georgia Hero!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Hooray for DonorsChoose!

Hooray! We have had another project funded by DonorsChoose! You can check out our project here. We will be receiving...
  • adjustable pocket chart stand
  • space saver pocket chart (green)
  • heavy duty pocket chart (red)
  • heavy duty small pocket chart (green)
  • extra chart stand rings
  • activity stand
  • {complete set} Reading Comprehension centers
We give a BIG THANKS to our donors: Dustin from Alabama, Mr. and Mrs. Rofey from New York, Mr. Deaux, Lindsay from New York, and an anonymous donor.

We can't wait to receive these materials and use them in our classroom!


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Our New Website!

I am working on updating our classroom website to a Blog format. I think this will allow for easier updates and more photos of what your child is learning in class! Check back soon!