Tuesday, January 25, 2011


This week we are reading snow themed books. Today we read two books; Snowballs and Snowball Soup. After reading these two books we made snow! Below is a video of the snow we made. Our class was so excited! We also ate yummy snowballs (powdered doughnuts).


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Elmer the Elephant & MLK

We finished off this past week with a review of Martin Luther King, Jr. We read the book, Elmer. This book taught us about individuality and that it is okay to be different . We discussed treating eachother fairly and equally no matter what. We made an MLK poster and pledged to work hard, find peaceful solutions to problems, and to treat everyone fairly and with kindness.

The Mitten

This past week we read the book, The Mitten. We learned about retelling and sequencing events. We retold the story in many different ways. These are some pictures from this past weeks activities (I am hoping to post a video of our class performing the play, The Mitten sometime soon).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Literacy Centers

We LOVE center time!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mystery Readers

We love having Mystery Readers come read to us. For available dates, visit the Mystery Reader link on our classroom website.


In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. we read a book about him and made freedom bells.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

90th Day of School

Friday, January 14th was the 90th day of school. There are only 10 school days left until our 100th day celebration! Zero the hero brought us "zero treats" for the 90th day of school.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ice Skating

This week we read three books about ice skating. We also watched videos of five and six year olds ice skating. We added another poem to our poetry notebook and decorated our own ice skate!

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year's Celebration

We concluded our celebration of the New Year with a New Year's poem and hat. We had a lot of fun learning about the traditions associated with the New Year. Our class was very surprised to learn about the Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated for fifteen days!


In writing, I will often give students two words that they must use in their sentences. In these particular writing samples I gave the words Tom & zoo. This allows students to use their creativity to come up with their own sentences and to illustrate their ideas.