Friday, January 11, 2013

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Blog post by Brooke

     Boy we had a busy week! On Monday, we started new partner read fiction books that took place in the time of slavery and the underground railroad. We decided to read these books because we watched a video of Dr. Martin Luther King give his famous " I Have a Dream!" speech.  Some of the kids had a lot of questions about the difference between freeing the slaves and Civil Rights. Mrs. Rollins thought it would be fun to read a book based in each time period and look at the differences. We also got to change our seats.  On Tuesday we started a new book called The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by: Cristopher Paul Curtis. It won two awards. One was the Correta Scott King award. It is so far a great book! We also practiced multiplication algorithms in math.  
Great Writers
On Wednesday we started persuasive letter research to prepare to write and send our persuasive letters about important things in the world that matter to us. We got to play Jedi nights in gym and continued our awesome read aloud book The Watson's Go to Birmingham. On Thursday we started a spelling project researching "root" word.  
 Kavi's birthday was on Friday! In music Mrs. Renton's singing bear sang Happy Birthday to Kavi. As the day started to end, we earned Team Time. We built structures to hold weight. We had crazy supplies and 2 minutes to plan and then 5 minutes to build. Mrs. Rollins measured for height and how much weight each structure could hold.  Boy another great week! 
Deep thinking
Will it work?
Having Fun!


  1. Mrs. McDonough (Charlotte's mom)January 13, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Nice blog Brooke. It sounds like the class enjoyed the various,new topics presented this week and the seat changes didn't cause a hiccup in the frenzy.
    Very thorough reporting! I enjoyed it.

  2. Another busy week! Great blog post, Brooke.
    -Mrs. Gallant (Sadie's mom)

  3. VERY happy parents!January 23, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Engineer away! Fantastic activity for our kids. Great Post by Brooke. And a wonderful book being read.