Once there was a super smarty class. They were making reindeer, and they got to write their own stories. That class was ours! We were excited because it was close to the holidays and we got to make a fun project. We got to pick a colored pompom for our reindeer's nose and put googly eyes on. Then, we got to name the reindeer and write a fiction story about it! Our stories are hanging up in the hallway. Come check them out!
Have you ever met a real author? Well, we have! Yesterday, we met a real author that came into our very room. Can you believe it?! Mr. Bill Smith was our old principal at Schroeder, and he wrote a book called Chickadees At Night. He recited the first page of it for us, and we loved it sooooo much that we wanted to read the whole book! Then, he said that we could find it in the teacher's lounge. So today, our teacher read it to us. We loved it! We were so excited to think that if he could be an author, we could too, someday! Find out more about the book here.
Hi! My name is Clare. My favorite color is pink. And I like pizza. I am really good at writing and dancing. I like going to recess, and my favorite subject is art. My favoritte thing to do at home is playing with my toys. I have one sister. We like to go to the pool together. And that's all about me!
Guess what? We are entomologists! We are studying insects for science. Last week, we met Larry, Curley, and Moe. Moe looks like a little brown caterpillar. Larry looks like a white cocoon. Curley looks like a black beetle. Each group got a cup with a Larry, Curley, and Moe inside. Today, we observed them again, and something was NOT RIGHT! In some of the cups, there were two Larrys and no Moe! Or two Curleys and no Moe! That means we have a mystery on our hands! We will have to keep watching to see what is really going on. To be continued...
Have you ever been part of a book club? Well, we are! In book clubs, we each read the assigned chapter of the same book. Then, we get together to talk about it. We get to share our thinking about the book. Mrs. Freeman gives us questions to think about and talk about, like "Is this character a good friend?", "What surprised us in the story?", and "What would we do if we were in the story?" We like it because we get to have more ideas when we get together with our partners. Reading helps us grow ideas!
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.