January 19, 2014
Quiet on the set...Action...Cut!
Thanks to our new friends from ONW, we are well on our way to becoming filmmakers! This past week we learned how to create a storyboard to help plan out our vision, we learned about the different camera shots and how they help tell a story, how to use our new video cameras and tripods, how to use camera calls during filming, and how to shoot a video clip. We had so much fun! The students from ONW will be returning Wednesday to help us wrap up filming. We will then learn how to do video editing! We cannot wait to see and share our finished product! Thank you again to Mrs. Morris! This would not be possible without her!
Coming Up This Week...
Reading-We will be integrating reading and social studies and will be learning why we celebrate Martin Luther King. We will continue learning how to use text features and how to read informational text. We will be discussing what our own dreams are for the world and how they compare to Martin's. We will be posting these dreams on our blog. We would love to hear from our parents! You can get to our blog from our website: www.fontaine2ml.weebly.com.
Writing-In Writer's Workshop this week, we will be reviewing writing complete sentences and writing a quality paragraph with topic sentence, body of details and a conclusion.
Science-We will continue with our geology unit. We will be studying igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. We will be making edible rocks this week and will be learning a rap to help us remember how each type of rock is formed.
Math-We will be finishing up Topic 9- subtracting two digit numbers with regrouping. The Topic 9 test will be on Friday.
Our first Genius Hour was a huge success! I am so impressed with the topics the students have chosen! Here are just a few examples: the extinction of the Dodo Bird and whether or not it is a good idea for scientists to bring it back, the life of Amelia Earhart, the history of Mindcraft, why white tigers are endangered and what people can do to help them. We have learned about using safe search engines, identifying credible sites, organizing our new information, identifying the purpose of a presentation and identifying useful information that will fit the purpose (to inform or to persuade).
Keep up the Great Reading at Home!
Don't forget to read, read, read! It makes a huge difference in using reading strategies, vocabulary development, word recognition, fluency and comprehension. Please send in December reading calendars. You can send in the calendar or just send me the number of days in an e-mail. Every student that turns in a reading calendar, gets a coupon for a free Pizza Hut personal pan pizza!
Donuts with Dad-Thursday, February 6th from 7:00-8:10 AM
Please RSVP if you are planning to attend by returning the pink Donuts with Dad sheet that was sent home with your child.
Congratulations to our Students of the Week: Katie Carr and Skylar Jones
I want to thank Brooke Trachsel for all she does for our class and our school. Besides being an amazing room parent, she was also the creative genius behind Family Magic Night. It was such a wonderful event! Friday we sadly said good-bye to a student that was moving to California. Brooke took pictures of all the students with Tyler and put them together in a book for him. She also brought treats to help make his going away party extra special! Thank you Brooke!
Spelling List 17 oi/oy
Challenge Spelling List 17