Class Notes

Etymology: The Study of Words

January 4, 2010

Today I introduced our Word Study projects that students will be working on over the next few months. Each student has two different word roots (a prefix and/or a suffix). They will make a slideshow about each word root and present this slideshow to the class. Look for a more detailed post about this project […]

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Field Trip: Fremont Transfer Station Notes

December 8, 2009
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Below are some things reflections from our field trip to the Fremont Transfer Station. Learn more about this facility and the 4 Rs at www.stopwaste.org Things we learned on our field trip: How to recycle things like bottles and cans. What to put into the green bin and what not to put in the green […]

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Reading Response Letter Guidelines and Examples

December 7, 2009
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Here are the examples, guidelines, and rubric from class. Use this information as you work at becoming a better reader and writer! Please print these materials out and glue them into your HRL for reference! Reading Response Guidelines.pdf Reading Response Example.pdf Reading Response Sentence Helpers.pdf Reading Response Rubric.pdf If you are interested in additional ideas […]

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Literary Elements of Plot

October 13, 2009
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The plot is the sequence of events in the story from the beginning to the end (timeline). Usually the order of events is: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement. Exposition: The beginning of the story where the author introduces the setting, characters, and other important information the readers needs to know. Rising Action: A […]

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Literary Elements of a Story

October 12, 2009
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Use this information for your notes and test on the Literary Elements of a Story. Remember, these elements are important things you will find in stories in all their forms (book, comic, tv show, movie). When you are reading or watching TV, can you identify these elements? Plot: The sequence of events that happen in […]

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Internet Safety for Kids Anchor Chart

September 23, 2009
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Today Mrs. S. led the class in an Internet Safety activity.  In groups, students created Internet Safety charts.  When the students were finished the students and Mrs. S. combined all the group charts to create one class chart.  I am pasting the contents of the chart here as well as posting a PDF file of […]

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Notes from President Obama’s Speech

September 10, 2009

Today we finally watched President Obama’s “Back to School” speech.  The kids were very excited and listened carefully to Obama’s words.  As they listened to Obama, each student took notes on things they heard that seemed important.  As part of our conversation afterwards, we made a list of some of the ideas students deemed powerful. […]

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I'm at School! (by Mandy)

March 14, 2009

Hello readers! I’m at school right now. I’m using Mr. C’s computer. This is awesome! Well I’m doing Social Studies and I’m taking notes and doing my summary. It’s recess but I’m writing. I just got back from P.E. Mr. C is right next to me. We have a modified day today so  12:05 I go […]

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Wednesday a.k.a. Doom Day (by Mandy)

March 12, 2009

First things first, Wednesday is Doom Day for me because I have a class that just messes up my daily schedule because my class starts at 6:00 which means I have to have dinner at 5:00 which doesn’t make sense to me. Second, if you leave comments for me that have questions I will try […]

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Monday and Tuesday (by Mandy)

March 11, 2009

Hello readers! I apologize for not posting yesterday! I couldn’t get on the blog! ARRRGGGGG! That’s not pirate by the way. So today I will be talking about Monday and Tuesday. Its a two for one celebration yay!!!!! Anyways, what we did yesterday was social studies, science, and like 30 minutes of reading. What we […]

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