We're the class that wrote "Master Writers". We are Master Readers, too. If you want to become one, follow these simple tips! Tip number one: Make your voice sound smooth. Tip number two: Use think marks to keep track of your thinking. Tip number three: Read with expression so it will sound more interesting. Tip number four: If you get stuck on a word, slide your finger to sound it out. Tip number five: If the sentence does not make sense, reread it. Good bye! See you on the first day of October! Hope you like our tips.
This is a story of my Florida trip. I woke up early and I got dressed. I was all ready for Florida. When I got to the airport I went on the plane. When I got to Florida, we went to the hotel. We got unpacked. Then we went swimming. It was really cool, because there was a pirate ship and three slides. It was at night so the water was steamy. We had a good trip to Florida. I hope that you enjoyed the story! Bye!
Are you a master writer? If you're not, we are! We can teach you how to become one! Tip number one: If you want to be a master writer, you have to do your best. Tip number two: rehearse your story with a partner, on your story hand, and to yourself. Tip number three: add a suddenly to your story to make it exciting. We got that from a story character named Gooney Bird Greene! Tip number four: step back and think about things that have happened to you. Think of a time when you were happy, sad, embarrasssed, mad, nervous or scared. Tip number five: Always check for periods. Tip number six: always have a good ending. I hope you liked our tips. We had fun writing this blog for you. Goodbye!
My first helicopter ride!! In India from Katra, we were going to Vaishnodevi Temple in a helicopter! It was on top of a mountain. We waited for two hours as it was raining. Finally it was our turn!!! But it got foggy again! So then we went on horses! But we had to wait one more hour! Because the horses couldn't go as there was a landslide! Finally the landslide cleared and the horses started climbing the mountain. It was night time. We had to stop again for 10 minutes as the horses were hungry. It was midnight by the time we reached our room at the top of the mountain. It was raining the next morning when we visited the temple. We were lucky to get the helicopter on the way back. I got to sit in the front with the pilot. The view was awesome! I saw six runways. The seventh one was ours. It was my first helicopter ride. I'm going to remember it always!
Have you ever had a Smarty Party? We haven't either, but we know how to get one! If you want to get a Smarty Party, you have to do these things: Be Kind, Be Safe, and Do Your Best. You have to be quiet in the halls, so other kids can do their work. You also should be a role model when someone is new. You could lose smarties if you don't behave! Dun! Dun! Dun! Tomorrow is our first Smarty Party! Woo hoo!
Once upon a time there was a very wise Word Wizard who visited a class of second graders. It was our class! The Word Wizard turned us all into cats! Just kidding! It is actually a fun classroom job. The Word Wizard picks what word game we get to play for the day. If you are the Word Wizard, you get to wear the wacky Word Wizard hat! So far, we've done word webs, Name-Its, Build-A-Word, and Association Game. We hope the wacky Word Wizard returns with a new game soon!
Have you ever made a Math Mountain before? If not, you can look in our math book to find out how. But we know all about them. It is simple to make one. It looks like a mountain with three numbers. There is one at the top and two at the bottom. The number at the top is ALWAYS the total, and the two bottom are the partners. The partners ALWAYS add up to the total. For example, 6 and 5 add up to 11. So, 6 and 5 would be on the bottom, and 11 would be on the top. You can also make equations that go with the Math Mountain, like 6+5=11 and 11-6=5.
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.