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Friday, January 17, 2020

What a great concert we had this week!  Everyone sounded awesome on their recorders and the singing was incredible!

We have been working on fractions in math and this will continue through March.  Parents are always welcome to join us for math class!  Using manipulatives is a great way to learn about fractions!

In reading, we continued working on reading nonfiction and set goals for the new year with clear action steps.  The students are excited to persevere on their goals.

Our new science unit, Animal adaptations and plant structures kicked off with a Skype Visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West! It was THE BEST SKYPE visit we have ever experienced.  Ask your child all about it.

Do you like mini golf?  We do!! We were able to design our own holes on a mini golf course in the gym during PE this past week.  Coach Banks even scored a hole in one on one of the holes we designed.  We all cheered when he made it!

Our week ended with a mini lesson on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on American history.  It was also CRAZY hair day.  Well done Room 23!  If there had prizes, we would have come in first place!  

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Williams

Saturday, January 11, 2020

A Big Bite

Happy New Year!  Room 23 is off to a great start in 2020!  We are all reading The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy.  Each student will find their favorite line from the book and share why it is important to them.  If you have a chance, pick it up from the library and read it.  It is one of the best books I have ever read.
 We have started a three month unit on fractions.  Using hands on materials is a great way to explore fraction concepts.  Parents are always welcome to join us for math lessons, just let Mrs. Williams know that you would like to come.  Be ready to participate.

 We continue to build community and relationships every day by participating in morning meeting and working cooperatively in groups.  Jailhouse rock was the song we danced to celebrate Elvis' birthday this past week.  It's great to start the day with movement.

 Nonfiction research and nonfiction writing are our focus in reader's and writer's workshop.  We have been creating travel brochures about Canada and laying the foundation for research about dogs.

We are wrapping our earth science unit and will begin a unit on animal adaptations this week.  In Social Studies, we will begin out journeys around the United States and this unit will continue through the end of the year.
Our chorus concert is this Thursday and we can't wait to perform for all you.  See you then!!
Mrs. Williams

Friday, December 20, 2019

A Big Bite

We have been learning all about weathering, erosion and deposition through inquiry based learning and a variety of science experiments.  There is so much to learn about the Earth.

 Our grade level school supply drive for our friends in Mexico was a huge success!  Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to the project.

We have been working hard to learn about different non fiction text structures and text features by reading all about Canada.
Thank you for the generous gift in my honor to the New York Police and Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund.  You have MADE my holiday. :)  Everyone should get the opportunity to participate in a 21 student group hug, it feels wonderful!
The party in a bag was a huge success and there was even a surprise at the end.  Ask your student all about it.

Have a wonderful holiday break and see you in 2020!!
Mrs. Williams