Friday, December 21, 2012

     Thank you Room 308 families for making our Publishing Party so wonderful!  The students worked very hard on all they had to share and were very excited to present all of that hard work today.  I am so proud of them!  Thank you again for sharing your wonderful children with me.  They make me laugh every day.
     I wish you all a Happy Holiday filled with laughter and love!
                                                                                                   Mrs. Rollins

Food Pantry/Caroling walk...Fun, Fun, Fun!
Publishing Party
Publishing Party
Walking to the food pantry singing fun!


Friday, December 14, 2012

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Written by Natalie

On Monday we went to Library and learned about the Dewey Decimal System of Classification. Funny thing...this also goes right along with our math unit on decimals. In class we worked on our bloom balls 
(which is a project that we are doing with our book club groups.)  In math we learned more about comparing decimals to fractions and changing fractions to decimals. Tuesday was an exciting day. All the principals, assistant principals, and the superintendent of the Yarmouth schools came to our class to observe us work and look around our room. They introduced themselves and asked us questions about our learning. Also, Annie's parents came in and told us about the celebration of Hanukkah. We played dreidle games and learned about the Menorah. We learned that it takes 44 candles to light the Menorah over eight days. In Guidance, Ms. Spellman had us pick out our favorite quotes about kindness and friendship and we wrote about 

Jack's B-day
As Wednesday rolled around, we played soccer in gym, read a book about Hanukkah Latkes and had 4th grade hour. We also continued to work on our second narratives. Thursday was Jack M's Birthday and we celebrated with a concert. He brought his guitar to school and played a song that he wrote. It was Awesome! We also got to glaze our pottery in art. On Friday we went to music took a writing  assessment and earned "Team Time." This week, team time was funny! Mrs. Rollins gave each team a stack of newspapers. We had five minutes to create a paper hat with masking tape and newspaper. When time was up, we gave our hats to another person in our group and they had to act out the personality that would go with that hat. Some of the hats were very creative! 
Newspaper personalities

Friday, December 7, 2012

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By Jack M.                                                                                      

     Monday, we had Ms. Emma as a sub. We worked with decimals during math and learned place value of decimals and how to make them a fraction. Mrs. Rollins was at a meeting but came back from her meeting at 12:00. Aidan had a half birthday celebration and we watched  PSY and Mc Hammer's performance from the music awards.  On Tuesday we learned about atoms, electrons, and how they are important to electricity. We also watched a video about water powering electricity. 
When Wednesday came, we worked with decimals in money for math. Mrs.Rollins read us Snowflake Bently before Annie's mom came to help us make giant snowflakes by cutting geometric shapes. As Thursday came, we worked on our second narratives and continued to write and revise on the laptops. We also finished our book clubs and began a project called a Bloom Ball. We are showing what we know by writing our understanding on hexagon shapes and they will end up making a ball. Then, we had art and played with yarn making "Cat's Eye's." Today we ended our week with a great field trip to Longfellow house and the Historical Society. We also got "Team Time!" Mrs. Rollins put out some crazy props and we had a skit that we had to act out about getting off an island surrounded by sharks. We had five minutes to plan and we had to use all the props. This was called Improvisation. The teams did great! They were so funny!  
"Improvisation" How do we get off this island?
A shark! 
Great actors!