Hi! My name is Adrian. I like to play a lot and try to be funny. I like to make my sister laugh, and sometimes it starts to make me laugh! My nanna's really the funny one in my family, though. I really to make my mother proud by clipping up to pink, and one day I was really colse! I haven't given up yet. I try and try and try everday. I am good at bike riding and playing video games. And I really, really like trying to save up enough money to get the Lego set I want. And guess what? I'm getting it today! So now you some things about ME!
Hey, look up at the title! Do you think it's backwards? Well, it's not! Yesterday we read a really funny version of the Three Little Pigs, but this time, it was three little wolves! The wolves built different houses, but they all lived together. Have you ever seen a pig with a sledgehammer, a jackhammer, or dynamite? Well, the pig in this story uses all three! Isn't that weird? We've read different versions of this story and others too. We've also acted some folktales out in readers' theater. We even got to write our own versions of some folktales. We're still working on them. You'll see them when they're all finished. I guess, it's to be contnued...!
My name is Sree. The most favorite thing I like is birthday parties! I like them because there are always lots of people to make friends with, and we can play and eat things, like cake. My hobbies are painting and watching things on the computer. I like to play lots of things with my brother. He is four years old, and his name is Skandan. I wish I had a Barbie doll, but I don't have one yet! I used to have one in India, but I left it there when I moved here. I like to chew bubble gum. I joined a new school - it's Schroeder! I've been in Mrs. Freeman's class for just a few weeks. And that's all about me!
One bright, sunny morning last week, we got packed up to go see the musical Seussical! We had to go really, really fast, because the play started at 10:00. But then, we went SO fast that we had a few minutes to play on the kindergarten playground while we waited for the bus to come. We only had a minute or two, though, when the bus arrived. We got on the bus with Mrs. Lindstrom's class. We drove, and we drove, and we drove, and we got there JUST in time. As soon as we found our seats, the play started. The Cat in the Hat was in the play, he was really funny!
Hi, my name is Anushree! I like to dance. It's one of my favorites! I love to play with my friends, too. I just started playing with my friends after school, and now I do my homework before I play. I love gymnastics, too, excpet for one thing: I don't go to gymnastics class! I just practice it at home. I'm sure your life is wonderful, too, but I'm telling you about my life today. And that's my wonderful life!
"Annnnnnnd... action!" That's what we say when we start a reader's theater performance. In reader's theater, we act out a story while we read. So far, we have been working on folk tales. We get to practice first with our script. Then, we practice with our groups so we do well in the play and don't make mistakes. It's fun practicing with our friends and deciding how we want to act it out. Really, REALLY fun - you should try it! Then, we perform it for the class (still using our scripts - it IS readers' theater!) and Mrs. Freeman tapes it. Every group gets compliments from the audience when they are done. After we're done acting it out, Mrs. Freeman gives us a checklist and we get to watch ourselves on the iPad and see how we did. If you want to see for yourself, you can find the videos on this very website! Just go to the Student Work tab. And that's the story of readers' theater in our classroom.
"And Mrs. Freeman's class lived happily ever after. The end!"
Hi! My name is Dakota, but people call me Cody. I like finding out new things. Like, right now in our classroom, we have caterpillars that are in chrysalises. They're brown, and there's a big cage to keep them in. I wonder if they are going to be butterflies. I like catching butterfiles. We have lots of flowers in our front yard,
and they're normally around there. I like frogs, too. I like to catch them, but I haven't caught any this year yet. When I catch them, I put them in our fire pit, but there are no ashes in it! So now you know what I like!
Hi, my name is Abhinav. I like to go outside and play. I like to play games and ride my bicycle. At school, I like learning math, because it's easy for me. I also like writing, beacuse you can write anything you want. I have one little sister. I like to have fun with her and play with her. And that's all. Bye!
Moms, don't read this! Seriously, don't! It's inappropriate for moms at this point in time. Dads, we'll let you in on the secret, as long as you DON'T TELL MOM! Is she gone yet? No?! We told you to get out of here! Okay, so
here's the big secret...
This week, we made... Hey! There she is again! Please, we're begging you! We're trying to tell dad some top secret information! We need some private time with dad, so shoo! (No offense - love ya mom. But a
secret is a secret.)
Okay, fine, since she won't stop reading, we'll just have to give you some clues:
We used paint.
It is shaped like a rectangle.
It involved recess.
Our fingers got messy.
Mom's going to LOVE it!
If you think you have a guess, leave it in a comment below. You'll have to wait for Sunday to find out if you are correct!
WHOOOSH! What's that sound? A balloon-powered car goes whizzzzzing past! Up, up, and away! A rocket takes off into the air at lightning speed. Shhhhhhhhhh. Watch out - a hover craft is heading toward your feet! Jump over it! What do all of these things have in common? Two things - they are all powered by air, and... we made them with our buddies this week! Each of us got to make a balloon-powered car. Then, we either made a rocket or a hovercraft. We learned that when you trap air, you can use it to push things. The best part was testing the toys with our buddies! Go air power!!!
This blog is maintained as a collaboration between all students and myself. Each week, one student has the classroom job of "Blogger". That student helps decide subjects for our posts, as well as writing one blog post about him/herself.