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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Juicy Nibble

Here are the students who volunteered to have their speech posted on the blog. Enjoy!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Juicy Nibble

Thanks so much to EVERYONE for the beautiful "giving tree." I am touched and overwhelmed by your generosity. Kudos to Mrs. Doggett for such a creative and thoughtful gift. Have a wonderful holiday season.
Mrs. Williams

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Big Bite

It has been a very busy time in room 23! We finished The Family Under the Bridge yesterday, and ended our food drive for the Franklin Food Pantry today. We talk so often about how readers talk about their reading and write about their reading, and today we were able to act in response to our reading. Your generosity was overwhelming. As a grade we collected 413 pounds of food-AMAZING!!! Thanks to everyone who donated to the food pantry, and to Mr.Landry who volunteered to help deliver the food. He also brought a corporate donation from Ocean Spray, via Mrs. Landry, so thanks to Ocean Spray as well!
Here are some pictures of us in math centers preparing for the chapter 5 math test. Also, we made barometers in our weather teams and talked about how wind makes weather and that there are different types of air pressure systems that affect the weather.It was wonderful to see all of you at conferences last week, where has the school year gone? Thanks for your donations to the wishing well, I have been able to use the donations for classroom supplies and new books for our classroom library. YEAH!!!Next week will go by quickly, as we have so much planned and plenty to accomplish. It is a busy time of year indeed!
Mrs. Williams

Monday, December 6, 2010

Juicy Nibble

Today was our Yoga class before school, what a great way to start our week together. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to get up early and come in to school to practice Yoga with me. Everyone seemed to have a great time. Some of the quotes from this morning are: "I thought the Yoga was fun and I liked the game, "; "The archer pose was cool!"; "I liked the breathing,"; "I liked when we had to lie down and listen to music for five minutes," and overwhelmingly, everyone liked the music. Thanks to Shakta Kaur Khalsa for her Radiant Child music CDs, Cozy , Happy and Deeply Relax and Meditate, and for helping me start on my journey of teaching yoga to children. Check out some of the pictures that Mrs. Merten and Mrs. Adams took of us at class this morning.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Big Bite

The week after the Thanksgiving break was a busy one. We have accomplished a great deal in all academic areas. We have started two and three digit multiplication in math, and have finished our study of Canada. We spent a great deal of time learning how to read non fiction texts, and how to use the text features to improve our comprehension. We really liked learning how to read and use a timeline! The test on Canada will be next Friday. The Family Under the Bridge, by Natalie Savage Carlson, is our new interactive read aloud. Our skills for this book are "theme, cause/effect and summarizing." We are reviewing how to respond to open response questions and narrative elements. As a fun activity, we made stained glass menorahs with sharpies, plastic wrap and tin foil. Many of us are excited about Yoga on Monday Morning, Mrs. Merten is joining us!

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Run like the wind!
Nitin loves sports, is a good athlete and a very fast runner. The Town of Franklin organizes a 1.2 mile kids’ race during the 4th of July celebrations every year and Nitin has won first place in this race, in his age group for the last two years. This year, he also won the first place overall and ran faster than all the 7-13 year olds who participated in the race (over 150 kids). He completed the 1.2 mile race in 6 minutes and 43 seconds. He was recognized as the fastest kid on his flag football team, basketball team, soccer team and baseball teams in 3rd grade. His coaches and team parents called him “Speedy”. Nitin is a good athlete and was selected to be on the “A” Team for soccer and basketball in 4th grade. His coaches and his parents appreciate that Nitin is not a “ball hog” and is very good at passing the ball in both soccer and basketball. He works hard and plays with full commitment to his team. We are proud of his sportsmanship and enjoy watching the “Speedy Nitin”.