Just before winter break, our 5th grade buddies also played Christmas BINGO with us!
In December, our 5th grade buddies helped us make our Christmas present for our parents. We integrated math and art to create a repeating pattern of green, red, and clear tri-beads on a green or red pipe cleaner.
Mrs. Survance turned our beaded creations into wreath ornaments, and gift wrapped them for us take home.
Mahalo NUI to Joelynn's family and Michael Kiyosaki from Hinsdale, IL for their generous donations towards our DonorsChoose project!
Our class is able to use Scholastic News magazines this school year to supplement our science, social studies, and health curriculum with current nonfiction articles!
This week, we've added another math review to our morning attendance/lunch routine!
In addition to practicing counting by twos to determine the school lunch count, and using the count-back strategy to determine how many students are present, we're practicing creating/writing subtraction story problem equations!
Students are able to see how we're using the math skills they're learning to solve real world problems!
Mahalo NUI to the families that returned a signed response slip for Highlights magazine! I received enough response slips to get a new classroom game for FREE!
The students look forward to building creative structures and watching the marbles roll through them!
One of the ways the students earn a Caught Being Good ticket is when the teacher does a surprise "desk check".
They were shown how to organize the inside of their desks:
- LEFT: clipboard and headphones
- RIGHT: math workbook, math "toolkit", and writing "dictionary"
- DIP: 2 regular pencils, 1 red pencil, and 1 eraser
The students are encouraged to check the inside of their desks every time they return a school supply.
MAHALO NUI to Ashley's father for donating a pack of dry erase markers and boxes of colored pencils to our classroom! These school supplies will definitely come in handy!
For HEALTH, we are also learning how to communicate our thoughts and feelings to others. To help the children "solve problems" independently, we learned how to use our "I message".