Friday, November 30, 2012

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Written by Chloe                       

On Monday we finished our read a loud Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher.  Mrs.Rollins showed us how to do a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast  Jeremy Thatcher and our last book Castle in the Attic. We compared themes.  On Tuesday we had guidance with Ms. Spellmen.  We played "capture the flag." We also tested out our vehicles in science. We tested how Force causes motion to have different speeds. We had a great day!
Wednesday we had gym with Ms. Pachuta and we played soccer. We also had our math unit 3 test. We continued to work in our reading clubs in the afternoon and again tested some more with our vehicles about friction. When Thursday came, it was awesome! We worked on decimals in math. We had art and we did clay. In the afternoon, we read and we went to the computer lab to type more of our second narratives. We wrapped up with a fun day on Friday. We worked with Mrs. Rollins to learn how to change fractions into decimals, which was really fun! Mrs. Rollins also shared with us how to share our writings with each other on our Google drives.  We will start doing this in January.

Testing force

How much force changes the speed of motion?

setting up

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

                     HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
  We hope you enjoy your family and friends.

Friday, November 16, 2012

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Written by Jack  V.                                 

I hope you all had a great 3 day weekend, I know I did. The start of the week was a little crazy, first we had guidance with Mrs. Spellman, we had a great time with her. After that we started fixing our narratives on the computers. Finally we got to find out what book club we were in and what books we were going to start reading. All of us were very excited about that! When Wednesday came, it came  early this week for us. To start, Wednesday off with a good note we worked with globes in math. We were learning how to use the globe scale and measure miles in distance from cities around the world.  After, we had gym with Ms. Pachuta and then we had chorus/4th grade hour. We were getting even closer to Friday.
      Thursday morning we worked with difference and total in math using large numbers and number models. Next, we had Art with Mrs.Weir. In the afternoon we did motion which was pushed over from Wednesday. Finally, the day was over and we were all excited for Friday( as usual) When Friday came we started with math. We did math boxes which was really fun for me and for others. We also typed our narratives and poems. We also earned our "Team Time!" Our challenge was to build an aircraft with different supplies in 7 minutes and then we would get three chances to fly our aircraft and log the longest flight time. "COOL!"So that was the crazy week in room 308 for us but it was also so much fun! I really hope you have a really good Thanksgiving, from me Jack V. Thanks for reading my post. See you all soon!
Testing flight

more testing

Friday, November 9, 2012

Written by Bridget
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This was one busy week!  

Monday was an exciting day, we finished our president research for our slide shows and we learned how to do a Pascal Triangle. It was hard at first but then we got the hang of it. Tuesday came quick after and it was the most exciting day because we voted! Barack Obama won. Every class had at least three states. We voted for them as if they were real votes and then we gave them to an electoral college representative to go vote. Mrs.Rollins picked names from a jar, and the ones that got picked went down to the gym. There was a voting center and you went inside and voted.  We also wrote a poem called, "If I ruled the world.
Jack V's Birthday
     Wednesday was one freezing day! We typed our personal narratives and are now working on editing. Thursday came second to last. It was the first snow fall! It was an exciting day for all of us and especially for Jack V. It was his birthday! He played Jingle bells on his  trumpet for all of us to hear. Last but not least, Friday came and we edited our narratives some more using BLUE, BLACK, RED and ORANGE marking pens. We did our spelling tests, had a sub in music named is Mrs.Ericson, and finished the day with our motion unit. All of us also got to meet with Mrs. Rollins and our parents to have a conference this week too. As you can see this was a busy week!

Motion Group work

Enjoying a great book!

Drawing our designs

Friday, November 2, 2012

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Post written by Ian                                                                             
      This was a crazy week! On Monday we worked on a self-portrait drawing using symmetry. These will go on our cover of our portfolios. We also worked on typing our narratives. We looked for the conflict or problem in our read aloud and tested our knex vehicles for distance. Hurricane Sandy came on Tuesday and we got to stay home from school. When we came to school on Wednesday we worked on math facts and function machines.We also worked on our President slide shows.
     As Thursday came we worked some more on are president research and we learned about Pascal's triangle and many of us are working on solving a very large triangle.  Today we started our day with a writing assessment and then had more time to work on our slide shows to get ready for Tuesday. At the end of our day we had more fun with numbers. Mrs. Rollins taught us about "Palindromes."  We decided as a class to work through all the numbers on a hundreds chart and figure out what numbers were a 1 step, 2 step, 3 step, 4 step, 5 step, and 6 step palindromes.  We did discover that number 89 and 98 have more steps than 20. A few of us are still working the problem out.  We ended the day with a concert for Mrs. Rollins.  She wanted to hear how good we have gotten with our instruments.

Our class concert for Mrs. Rollins