Monday, December 19, 2011

Everyday Math -- Unit 4 StudyCast

Good luck! Last test this year! :)

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Podcast - Mrs. Claus Takes A Vacation

Listen as Ella and Sierra retell the story, Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation by Linas Alsenas.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Podcast - Merry Christmas, Splat!

Listen as Ronin and Noah retell a wonderful holiday story, Merry Christmas, Splat!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Listen To Our December Song!

Such wonderful singers in my class! :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Merry Christmas From Our Home to Yours!

Special holiday hellos to all of the wonderful families of the students I work with everyday. Thanks for all you do! Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Force and Motion FUN!

We had a blast last week during science talking about force and motion. One of the activities we did was make MARSHMALLOW SHOOTERS!

We discussed and demonstrated that little force won't move an object very far (or very fast), but if you use BIG force, it will move faster and travel farther. Wow, they had fun practicing that with their marshmallows!

We also discussed how we can measure how far things move. We went outside and students had a turn to see how far they could launch their marshmallow. We used a tape measure to record the results.

Push and pull....force....measurement.....what a fun way to teach these concepts!!

Then, we discussed velocity and how objects move faster down an inclined plane set at a greater angle. We did a little experiment to prove this using our marble race track!

It took nearly 6 seconds for the marble to roll down the ramp at this incline!

At this incline, the marble rolled down in 1.66 seconds. Fast!

We set the incline at a different height, and the marble rolled down in 1.25 seconds. Faster!

At the greatest incline, it only took .78 seconds for the marble to run the track. FASTEST!

And then we had marble races, just for fun. :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

We "Elved" ourselves! Enjoy! To watch the videos, just click the picture. :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011


And thank you to all that came to watch our little plays! Usually I can expect around 20 parents/grandparents to attend...not this year! What awesome families we have....I promise next time we will have this in the library so we have more space! Regardless, the students had a blast, loved seeing you all, and did an excellent job!

Enjoy The First Thanksgiving Story (told with sound effects!)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Math Unit 3 StudyCast

Good luck!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Listen to our November Song!

During calendar time, we learn poems and songs to go along with the current month. Listen to the students sing our fun November song!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Class Photographer -- Ella!

Ella took pictures of our class practicing our reader's theater! Thanks, Ella!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Skype Storytime....from across the ocean!

We were so fortunate to have Keaton's uncle, Jared, skype in to our classroom and read us the story If You Take a Mouse To School. Jared lives in Pohang, South Korea. We had zero tech glitches and enjoyed hearing the story and learning a bit about the area. It was 2:30 in Kansas, and 5:30am the next day in Pohang! Jared also taught the class how to say "hello" in Korean.... it sounds like "Ahn-young", and the kids had fun practicing that with a bow. :) 

Thanks, Jared! We really enjoyed talking with you!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Class Photographer - Gavin!

Gavin took pics of the class during our Math Game Day!