Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Grandparent's Day

Here are the directions for accessing the interview slideshow for your grandparents:

1.) Click on this link and before you start, go to "file", "make a copy", and then you can start!

2.) Interview your grandparent, asking the given questions. Write in complete sentences.

3.) Add pictures. Edit the text, fonts and backgrounds if you'd like.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Loving the heat...

We forget how hot our classroom gets, so to celebrate two days of working hard on Everyday Math Unit Assessments, finishing our planning for our persuasive writing, and working on our reading goals, we cooled off with a little game of Drip, Drip, Drop.

A couple of weeks ago, we practiced our word study words by playing Heads Up! Students had to explain what the word was that was taped to their peer's heads by using descriptive words or acting it out.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

We broke out!

We successfully completed our first Breakout EDU box. With this, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box. Students worked hard to find clues and use many different mathematical, logical, and critical thinking skills to solve them. Their job was to use the clues to unlock the locks, and they did it in time!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


We have been busy here in room 308! Wasting no time after vacation! We practiced what we know about non-fiction text and identified non-fiction features by CUTTING up old books. Yes, cutting books. Students got quite the thrill out of this. Learning got kinda messy as we cut out different features like table of contents, glossary, headings, captions and graphs.


During morning meeting this week, we have worked with reflective morning messages. This week our theme has been making a difference and the act of being caring. Students discussed problems in their life or the world that they wanted to change and some ideas about what they could do to change them. We had quite the inquiry going on in our room and I loved to see their compassion!


We have started our science unit on life science and particularly the study of our salmon. The salmon eggs have hatched into alevin,which is the next stage in their life cycle. We learned about the different stages of the salmon life cycle. We also studied different organism's life cycles to get familiar with the idea of the cycle of life. Students worked in groups to watch time lapse videos of each organism and then presented to the class what they learned. Students were so creative in the way they presented!

Check it out!