We are excited to announce our ABC countdown, which will begin on Wednesday May 4th.
The class has earned another TEAM PARTY! The party will be Monday morning (5/2/16). After our brainstorming session, we combined some ideas to have a...
NATURE-INSPIRED ART PARTY!!!
We will sculpt.
We will draw.
We will dance.
We will be inspired by nature.
The students CAN (but don't have to) bring in nature artifacts from home or outside, such as a birds nest, a beautiful leaf or feather, et. cetera. (Please do not disrupt nature or harm a living creature). Then we will sculpt, draw, or dance to create ART!
Parents- would anyone like to donate some clay for the class party? Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week we began our poetry unit...our last writing unit of the year! We have been practicing:
Save the Date for our Poetry Cafe... June 2nd in the afternoon, more details TBA.
Thanks to Mrs. Drake for presenting Henri Matisse
Last Chance to Order Yearbooks!
our school code is 19642
When you get to the website:
enter our school code: 19642
select: buy a yearbook
select: quantity you wish to buy
select: buy these items
select: buy these items for a student (in the red box)
select: the green button that says student
Enter: your last name and hit search
select: Add new student name (please add for each student
enter all the details including your credit card and make sure you receive a confirmation code so you know you completed the purchase.
This is the only time the yearbooks will be on sale.
Remember: the deadline is April 24th!
During our latest "Math Talk," I was amazed at all of the different strategies being used. I presented a problem, students solved using mental math, then shared their answers. (Their answers are written on the left.) We first observe all the different answers. What do we notice? Look at the tens place. Look at the ones place. Are any of the answers close to each other? Do any stand out?
Then partners turn and talk. They share their strategies. Many of them realize if/how they made a mistake just by talking it out. Then students share their strategies while I record it on the board (to put a visual to the mental math strategy).
Today, Mrs. Castillo-Oh led our class in making a "Human Concept Map." First, each student grabbed a card, then we organized those words into a web (recorded on a poster). Then we recreated the web using our bodies. The hardest part was "connecting" with other! We will continue to do these Body Webs with our Animal Classification studies.
I will be posting more updates and pictures from the classroom on my Twitter account. You can follow me @ChristineButi and there's now a Twitter feed right here on the blog --->
I am also excited to share your child's work with you on a Student Portfolio app called SeeSaw. I just learned about it at Institute Day on Monday, and have started using it this week. Students can share pictures or videos with comments, writing or audio. You can comment on their work as well! Please check your email or your child's Home Folder for information about signing up.
Dec 17-Jan 2- Winter Break