3A: A Week at a Glance

week ending March 6, 2015

A Note From Mrs. Adams

What a crazy week, with snow days and delayed starts!!! I hope you all had fun playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate, and staying warm!

Just a reminder that next week begins our PARCC testing. Please be sure your child gets enough sleep each night and eats a healthy and filling breakfast each day!

- Scholastic Book Orders are due back Tuesday, March 17th. You can order online from any of the catalogs, or you can send in a check and order from the catalog that was sent home.

- Some of the children have run out of school supplies. Please find out from your child which supplies they are missing and replenish them when you have a chance. Thank you to those of you who sent in "bulk" amounts of glue sticks, eraser caps, and pencils!

- Class pictures have been changed to Monday, March 16th.

- Talent show is March 20th. I'll be there... I hope to see you there, too!! I always look forward to watching the kids perform on the stage or just seeing them in the audience supporting their friends!

Enjoy the blog below and have a great weekend!

Dr. Seuss Cafe with our Kindergarten Buddies

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Dr. Seuss Café

By: Peter, James, Olivia, Alec

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This week our kindergarten buddies came into our classroom and we had a Dr. Seuss Café. The café is a party in honor of Dr. Seuss. The day before the café we had to pick sticks to see who got to be Thing 1 and Thing 2. They had to dress up like the real Thing 1 and Thing 2. The two sticks Mrs. Adams picked were Peter and Maya. Their job is to stand at the door and greet all of the kindergartners as they walk in. They had to say, “Welcome to our reading café!” They had to say that to every single student who walked in our class!

We're going to explain how we served the kindergartners. We got a menu. On the menu it said, “Welcome to the Dr. Seuss café!” Inside the menu were pictures of books such as Green Eggs and Ham. Our buddies picked two books from the menu and we read the books to them. It was so fun! Bam!

Watch the video below of pictures from our Cafe!

Dr. Seuss Cafe 2015
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Wonderful World of Writing

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The Amazing World of Writing

By: Emme, Alina, Meredith, & Ryan

This week we read a story called The Weather Machine! The grandma wanted a weather machine to make it stop raining. That was how the story ended. So we got to write our own ending to the story! We all agreed a drought would start if there was no rain. On the news, a farmer was getting upset that his crops were dying. Her grandson, Owen, knew he had to do something about this problem. But how? Well, we all agreed that the ending should be that he broke the weather machine to fix the problem!

Another story we read was about the biggest and smallest frogs in the world. We all thought it was so fascinating! We organized the facts on how they looked, what they ate and where they live. The largest frog looks like a toad. It is 12 ½ inches long. Wow that is huge! It’s green on the top and yellowish-orange on the bottom. The smallest frog was a quarter inch and it was brown. It was the size of a housefly.

Here are some things our classmates said about the stories. Alina said, “The weather story was cool!” Jack said, “I learned new things about frogs.” Jane Lynn said, “I thought it was cool making our own ending to the weather story.” Paige said, “I thought the frog story was interesting!” We all had so much fun doing both stories!!

Fraction Fun!

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Fun fractions

Written by Jeffrey, Max, Emily, Paige

This week was so much fun doing fractions in math. We talked about all different kinds of fractions. One of the fractions types are mixed fractions for example, 2 ¼ is a mixed fraction. A mixed number has a whole number and a fraction. Did you know that 2/4 is equivalent to 1/2 ? Isn’t that cool!! They are equivalent because they both have the same amount shaded. Improper fractions are when the numerator is bigger than the denominator. That is why we love fractions!

Introducing our Star Student... Maya!

Upcoming Dates

March 9-13: PARCC Testing

March 16: Class Pictures

March 17: Book Orders Due

March 20: Talent Show