Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rising Actions and Falling Actions

Tommrow we are learning about rising actions and falling actions in a story! This is the video we used to trigger our schema!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Putting Science in Motion!

Today we learned about motion. Did you know that objects can be made to move by using a push or a pull? We used our aluminum foil boats to push and pull through the water. Some boats moved better than others. Friction is what causes things to stop or slow down. When a person's boat was not smooth on the bottom, the friction made it move slower. Look at our pictures to see our experiment!

Friday, October 15, 2010

a few thoughts about our fieldtrip

Avery said, 'I liked the power tower.'

Caroline said, 'the power tower was great!"

Andrew said, " I liked dodge ball because it was fun"

Ellie, Joseph, and Zach, 'on the bus it was bumpy"

Nicholas, Alexis and Will, "we got to build and race a lego car

Trichelle, Jack, and Devin said "We got to make a rocket, and blast it off!"

Ashley and Karime and Deacon liked the Superman racers.

Harrison, Katie, and Elaina connected pipes t8 make water flow"

Thursday, October 14, 2010

What a Great Day!

We had a wonderful time at the Children's Museum. The day started with a crisp bus ride to Miller Outdoor Theater. The kids loved running and rolling up and down the hill. We had a great picnic and then headed to the museum. We were lucky to have a quite afternoon at the museum. Be sure to ask your child about the water works and power play. I even took a turn at climbing up (not as easy as it looks)!

I hope your student had as much fun as I did. Thanks to all the moms who helped today. It was perfect!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just a few thoughts...from Mrs. Johnson


I wanted to let you know that conference reminders will be in the Friday folder. For parents that were not at Curriculum Night, I have assigned times. There is a spot to sign and return to confirm your time. I am looking forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your student's progress!

One other new thing to look for. Your student will begin coming home with a big zip lock in place of their Purple Reading Folder. I learned quickly that the folders were not going to hold up to all the great reading we are doing. I am hoping this will be a better solution.

Thanks and have a terrific day!

Mrs. Johnson