Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dragon Dance in PE

In honor of Chinese New Year, this is the way the class ended their week in PE. Have a great weekend!

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The One and Only Ivan Wins Newbery Medal for 2013!

The One and Only Ivan, a book by Katherine Applegate that we read at the beginning of the year as part of the Global Read Aloud, won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for 2013. The award was announced this morning … Continue reading

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Class Notes for Jan. 28-31, 2013

It’s hard to believe that the school year is half over (or is it 3/6, 4/8, 5/10,or 6/12 over?). This year is going by so fast and we have so much more to do. All I’ve got to say is … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading

This picture shows a sampling of the books that the class chose in library yesterday. There’s a great mix of new and old books, fiction and nonfiction, and “meat and potatoes” and “dessert” books (have the kids explain that to … Continue reading

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Day Three Right Brain Residency-Getting Our Parts Down

The focus of Day Three of our Right Brain theater residency with actress/teacher Roz Fell  was learning our parts and going all the way through the play. When we were done, I gave the class some prompts to get their … Continue reading

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Math Homework–Khan Academy and ixl.com

Many parents and students have expressed “not getting” fractions. I appreciate this feedback and have adjusted homework this week to take a step back and review rather than forge ahead into totally unknown territory. Instead of paper and pencil homework … Continue reading

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Class Notes for Jan 22-25, 2013

Looks like fun, doesn’t it? This is what the class is doing in Music with Mr. Jamesbarry these days in preparation for the Lewis Family Dance on Feb. 22. Mark your calendars! I hope you got to watch some of … Continue reading

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