Friday, February 5, 2016

Folktales

Next week we will be learning about folktales.  Take a look at the short video below that introduces what we will be learning!


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Here's a cheat sheet about the characteristics for each type of folktale.  We will be going over all of this in class.



Thursday, February 4, 2016

Research

We had a great time this week doing a little research over some of our favorite animals!  The students worked with a partner to study one animal and create a poster about their animal.  As a final project, they used the Tellagami app to create a video with fun facts about their animal.  They did a great job! 




First, we used books from the library and Pebblego to find some facts.













The animal posters turned out really great.  Everyone worked so hard on this project!




We attached a QR code to our posters that links to the videos they created so everyone can scan and see their great work! We did a gallery walk today to view all the projects.





If you want to see our videos, click below to view all of Mrs. Wagner's homeroom videos!


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Click below to see all of Mrs. Bilodeau's homeroom videos!


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Friday, January 29, 2016

Reading Awards, New Technology, and Nonfiction Text

It was another busy week for us here!  This week we discussed the recent reading assessment we took.  We went over how we did, we discussed every question and we had an awards ceremony with Ms. Becerra, our reading facilitator.  Students received awards for working hard and using all of their strategies.  They also received awards for high scores. 















We are also learning how to use our Lego Storystarter kits that we received through a LEAF grant!  The students use the kit to build a background and characters to create a story.  Mr. Wagner came to show us all how to use the awesome app that allows the kids to create a comic book type of a story using the Legos!  We are excited to get started with this.





The kids are also working very hard on reading and thinking about nonfiction text.  This week we read a nonfiction article about polar bears.  Ask your child about some of the amazing facts they learned through reading this article! 








It was a busy, busy week! 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Third Nine Weeks Spelling List

If you want to get a start on practicing our spelling words for the third nine weeks, I have added half of them to a new Spelling City game.  You can get to it by clicking the link below. 



Friday, January 8, 2016

Reading Study Guides

We will have our curriculum checkpoint tests the week of Jan. 18th-22nd.  These tests will be similar to the STAAR test that will be given at the end of the year.  The tests will have questions over everything we have learned so far this year.  Please use the following study guides and strategies pages for review and practice before the testing day.

Testing Dates:
Jan. 18th: NO SCHOOL
Jan. 19th: Reading Test
Jan. 20th: Science Test
Jan. 21st: Social Studies Test
Jan. 22nd: Math Test

 

 
 
 

 

Working Hard in the New Year!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great break!


We started the new year with a busy week!  We reviewed poetry this week by playing our poetry Jeopardy game.  The kids used the ActivExpressions to vote in their answers!



Today, we had our school Spelling Bee.  I'm so proud of everyone that participated.  It takes a lot of courage to stand up there in front of everyone!  They did great!


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Poetry

This week we are learning about poetry in reading and writing!

Check out this great video about the 4 types of poetry that we are learning about this week!

 
 
Here are the notes pages that we are using this week!
 
 

 
We are also learning about the Figurative Language that poets use.
 
Watch this video to review figurative language!

 
 
Here are the notes on figurative language that we are using in class!
 
 
 
Here are the strategies we are using when we read poems and answer questions about poetry.