Monday, January 28, 2008

Our Wild Field Trip

Today we went to see The Jungle Book at the Jewish Alliance Center. The kids had so much fun and laughed through the whole show. Most of the kids loved when the characters ran through the audience chasing eachother. Check out some of our responses tomorrow on our blog.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Reader's all Around !

As we celebrate our 10th birthday this week we were honored to have a guest reader assigned to our class. Lucky for us, my own daughter Jessie was there, along with some of her friends, as alumni students. We were not only treated to one guest reader but 4 guest readers. The kids had a great time listening to others read! Here are some pictures from our day along with the book each person read. Ask your child which book was his/her favorite.

Ms. Brady (principal of Ramona Elementary and dear friend) read us One Snowy Night.

Jessie read us Little Blue and Little Yellow.

Megan read us The Mysterious Tadpole.

Bailey read us The Story of Ferdinand (one my favorite books when I was a child).

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

P is for Princess

Thank you Mr. Layne for letting us share your wonderful story!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Chets Creek

Last week we began talking about memorable birthdays in honor of our own Chets Creek's 10th birthday coming up. To coincide with our narrative writing, students wrote about their favorite birthday or birthday party he/she went to. Visit our own students' voicethreads and hear their stories. You will be amazed!

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Thursday we were able to spend the day learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I have always felt that it is important for children to learn about people that have made a difference in our world today. What a better age to start teaching students about acceptance, respect, and equal opportunities for everyone! Here are some of the things students had to say about Dr. King. Don't forget you can click on the work to enlarge it.

"Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. He gave speeches about his dream. Someone throw a bomb in his house. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to make his dream come true."

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. he fought for his freedom and he was a smart boy. He wanted the world to think so the world can be a better place. Someone throwd a bomb in his house. Someone shot him. He was a minister."

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was smart and he didn't want to hurt anyone. He spoke with his words and somebody throw a bomb at his house. He wanted black people to be treated the same. Mister Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was black person. He was a preacher. He had a mission."

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Right Back into Writing

We are back from our holidays and ready to write once again. One of the best things about coming back from a break is all the great stories we get to hear. This week we started working on strategies in our writing that will make our stories easier to read and include better structure. I wanted to share many samples of work which I haven't found how to do in an easy way on the blog at this time. If you click on an individual piece of writing it will enlarge. Hope you enjoy their stories as much as we did!