HOME WORK FOR EVERYONE!! The homework for this week is to learn and practice tying shoes! With boot season upon us, shoe tying is an essential skills at least twice a day. We have a few experts at tying shoes but it would be great to have a whole classroom filled of experts.
On Wednesday we had our second publishing party. Each student was able to invite a friend from another class at Allen Brook. The class was then split into two groups and the each Author read their book. We had practiced reading aloud in our “big” voices and pausing after each page to show the pictures. The Authors and audience did a fantastic job. After all the Authors read we celebrated with goldfish, juice and reading a book by one of our very favorite authors, David Shannon.
We also continued to compare and contrast school long ago verse today. Ms. Pillsbury, one of the speech teachers, brought in her backpack from when she was in first, 60 years ago! We compared her backpack and what was inside it to our backpacks today. Her backpack was amazing as it contained some of her work from 1-4th grades. There were math, spelling and art lessons. We noticed that she solved math word problems much the same way we do today. The biggest difference in the backpacks was the size. We thought that we could fit 4-5 of her backpacks into one of the students backpacks today. The students were also amazed at the very small pocket that she had to put her lunch and snack. The students couldn’t come up with how it would be possible to get just their snack into it.
- Making their timelines
- Giving Buzzies to Ms. Stein’s class
- Buddy reading with Ms. Kate’s class
- Making and eating bread
· “My mom drove off the road this morning on purpose”
· On Friday “I’m taking 5 days off this week”
Guan-Jhen is the Listener of the Week!