Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Homecoming Week!

Homecoming Week in a small town has to be one of the best things about small town living! Growing up in a big city, you did not have the connection to your high school and town like you do in a small town. This week brought lots of excitement for our students as they had the chance to dress up and do fun homecoming activities like all the other schools. Monday was Colors day and fourth graders had to wear pink. I think this caused a bit of problem for some of the boys who I don't think had any pink. Oh Well! Tuesday was slipper day and crazy socks day! This is the kind of day where you truly get to see your students' originality and indiviuality. I missed Hat day because of an appointment, but I heard our class had the best hats. Check out Wednesday night's Fairfield Ledger for a picture! Thursday was Camouflage day! I have to say in a small town it's not hard to come across something camouflage. There were all sorts of great outfits today! It was hard to see them since they blended in so well with our surroundings! : ) Friday is Show your Spirit Day! I love this day because it is a great day for getting ready for that Homecoming Football Game where lots of people go to have a great time and see our football team hopefully win! Even among all these crazy activities this week, we did manage to get some learning in as well! We have had a few interruptions which keep us from getting everything done, but we do our best each day!
This week in Reading we read one of my favorite authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. We read an excerpt from the book By The Shores of Silver Lake. We worked on noting details in the story and common nouns. Our spelling words this week were homophones which can always be a little tricky!
In Math, we began Unit 2 in our new series Everyday Math. We will work on Place Value and numbers in this unit! I look forward to some of the new games we will learn to help us in this unit. Remember to keep your Family Unit Letter as it has all the answers for the Study Links in it!
In Social Studies this week, we are learning about our American Government. Students are reading and learning about what makes our government tick. We have made flip books on the three branches of government and they will get the opportunity to create a Glogster poster on Monday about the three branches of government.
In Science this week we worked on Animal Adaptations! Students created and are still working on a Flip book of animal adaptations using their textbook as well as other books from our Great Prairie AEA.
This week I introduced students to Diigo which is an online bookmarks they can access from anywhere. You just go to and they just use their username and password for school. They can then access any bookmarks I create. They can use these at home or anywhere they might be!
In one final note for the week! GO TROJANS! HAPPY HOMECOMING! Have a great weekend! Stay tuned for next week's 4K WRAP-UP!

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