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Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Big Bite

The last two weeks have been busy, busy, busy!  We completed all of the ELA MCAS and were able to finish Snow Treasure.  Everyone agreed that the book was awesome.  We will begin a unit on mythology next week.  In addition, we will be taking a close look at poetry in anticipation of our visit with Ms. Liz in early May.  We have been working on concepts in geometry and measurement in math and will be taking a math test this week.  We are done studying wind and clouds and will move on to severe weather next week. Washington D.C. is such an exciting place and we have been learning so much about all of the monuments and historic sites.  our journey around the USA continues this week as we travel to the southeast!

So many students wore purple to support my Alma mater, The University at Albany, during March Madness!  James even made a UA jersey with "Williams," on the back.  We took a picture of it and tweeted it to Reece Williams, the UA player who wears #13 and he tweeted back how much he appreciated the effort and the support.  It was REALLY COOL!
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. W

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spotlight On...

This week's Spotlight post is on Lindsey!  Great job, Linds!

Lindsey’s basketball team won the Metrowest championship game today for their division.
Lindsey made one of the first baskets of the game and got a couple of key rebounds.
They won the championship game against Newton by 2 points on a 3-point shot made by her teammate with 30 seconds left!!

It was great game by both teams.

A Big Bite

Last week was a fun week!  We had a visit from Danielle Niles, a meteorologist at WBZ, and we were on the Friday night newscast!  She really helped us with so many of the concepts that we have been working on in weather.  We made more progress in Snow Treasure as we continued to practice for the MCAS.  We brainstormed many ideas for potential writing prompts and everyone is ready for the big day tomorrow!
 We celebrated Pi Day with round snacks and we made a line plot of our snacks.  It also took us 24:13 to run 3.14 miles in laps around the gym.  We all cheered Logan on as he ran the last lap!  We will be moving on to Washington D.C. in Social Studies during the upcoming weeks and we can't wait to get there!  
In art, we made really cool finger puppets out of model magic.  We are hoping to write stories about these characters.  In technology workshop we continued working on our Google Doc presentations.  It is so much fun.  We wrote limericks and "rap," poems about snowflakes.  They were awesome!
Isabella and Mrs. Williams

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Big Bite

It was World Read Aloud Week in Franklin, to celebrate World Read Aloud Day on March 5th, AND it was World Language Week!  We learned how to say a few simple phrases like; hello, good bye, good morning and good night in Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Swahili,  Chinese and Japanese.  We also focused on many aspects of "reading aloud," and did a reading and and art activity with Mrs. Wilmarth's class.  We will write about our art project in the upcoming weeks.  It was a lot of fun! :)We continued to work on measurement in math and will have a quiz on Wednesday.  We are almost done with our travels in the northeast and will have a test this Friday.  Creative Arts Friday involved reading poems with a twist form Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlitch.  The title of the book is Grumbles from the Forest: Fairy- Tale voices with a Twist. Then we wrote some free verse poetry about snowflakes; there were even some "rap," poems.  Mrs. Merten is teaching us how to make presentations in technology workshop.  Everyone was excited to work on their projects over the weekend.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. W