Wednesday, February 20, 2013

100 Day

We Skyped with a class from Alabama.  It was fun! - Ewan
When we skyped with kids in Alabama they were having dress up day.  At the end of the day we got 100 day trail mix and a 100 day booklet.  We got 10 of each food items and then we put them into a bag. - Zoe
Today was 100 day.  It was awesome. - Chloe
Yesterday we celebrated Valentines day.  At the end of the day we went to see a magician.  A guy was showing different kinds of tricks. - Sofiya
Yesterday we saw a magician and he did magic and he read books. - Kaleigh
Yesterday we saw a magician and there was solid place and he walked through it. - Cassidy
In the 100 day booklet we had to do stuff like blink as many times as possible in 100 seconds . - A
Yesterday when we went to the magician, he showed us a bunny picture and then he opened the box again and there was a real bunny inside. - Grace
We saw the magician walk through a metal plate. - Cole
Today we got treats and we had 100 treats.  We put them in a bag and then we brought them home. - Brook
In the morning we got Oreo cookies that were 100 years old (or celebrated 100 years).  They were awesome. - Dylan

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bubblegum Day

To kick off I Love to Read Month, we participated in Bubble Gum day, inspired by the book Lester Fizz: Bubblegum Artist, by Ruth Spiro.  We were fortunate enough to have the author join us via Skype, read her story and answer questions we had about bubblegum and writing.

Today we had Bubble gum day.  We went to an assembly and Skyped with a lady that wrote a book about gum. - Sofiya
Today we Skyped with Ruth Spiro and she read us a story about gum. - Kaleigh
We had Bubblegum Day and in order to chew gum we need to bring 50 cents, which went to buying new books for our school library.  We were allowed to bring our own packs, but we couldn't share unless we had enough for everyone.  Then we had a special assembly for an author who wrote Lester Fizz: Bubblegum Artist.  She read us the book so we didn't have to. - Zoe
We skyped with a lady.  - Cole
We chewed bubblegum after lunch. - Davion

We have Math Workstations. - Dylan
Today was the first day of February. - Chloe
Tomorrow is Ground Hog's Day - Cassidy
Today I visited the class. - Dante

Vowel Song

In class we were having a conversation about vowels and the strategy of flipping the vowel sound from short to long, when I realized that not all of us knew which letters of the alphabet were the vowels.  So we came up with this song to remember both the letters and the two sounds each of them can make, an idea I got from a lovely grade 1 teacher.

Ms. Nairn

Here is our vowel song:

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