Thursday, June 1, 2017

And That's a WRAP!

Wow, how did the year go so fast. I decided that this year we would make a memory video, instead of a memory book. I love to hear these little voices and see what made a difference to them! In the end, we all made goals for the next year. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do! As I type this post, I reflect on the growth that every student has made. A few of my favorite memories... watching kids look at the anchor charts in our room and check their work, seeing each other help friends, loving that they loved to go to math tubs (and were disappointed when we ran out of time), seeing their writing grow, and the confidence they have to share their writing. That is just a few of the highlights of my year. I have said it before, but I honor the time that I have with each student. I want them to know the thrill of hard work, and that success can come after lots of mistakes. Because you shared them with me, I am a better person!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Creating is the Best Form of Understanding...

To go along with our learning about Ancient Egypt, we created plays based on a topic about Ancient Egypt. Students were put in groups of 3 and given a topic. They did a little research and then wrote a play about their topic. Today we made backdrops and costumes. It was great seeing the groups present their plays. I was so impressed with the information that each group "taught" in their play. Here are the first of them, more to come tomorrow.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wild for RESEARCH

We have been working on researching an animal and then writing about what we learned. The final piece is to make a Digital Book. Here is one of the first ones done... Way to go Connally! This was created with the Book Creator App. Connally will now be a trainer to help others as they work to create their books. It is all about collaboration and team work!

Good Morning Mr. Turner!

Today we had a quest teacher for the day! Mr. Turner did an outstanding job teaching small groups, leading us to specials, monitoring during recess, filing papers, teaching a lesson about Mummies, was a great sport as we played game "wrap the mummy!" and so much more! Come back anytime!