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The first week of school is always an adjustment for everyone! Several activities we engage in are drawing self portraits, telling about ourselves, and going over our 4 principles that govern our school. ( Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, and Positive Att...

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Super Summer!
I spent most of the summer "teaching" summer camps at my school. I use the word" teaching" loosely as I had as much fun as the kids! The science teacher and I did several one week camps together. Our first one was a Make it Take it  - a creative invent your...

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Native American Celebration
This past November we celebrated Native Americans by devoting a whole day to learning about their history and culture. Second, Third and Fifth graders all study Native Americans in some form, so we all got together to do some cross divisional learning. We c...

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Multiplication, Boggle and Ipads oh my!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! That's how we started our multiplication unit.  Students earn a scoop for each table mastered. When the whole class gets all twelve tables completed we'll have an ice cream sundae party! We take a table a w...

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Pumpkin Characters
We just completed a project that involved the whole family. Pumpkin Characters! I had of course seen this idea on several Pinterest sites and loved the idea. Each student choose a book to read with their family. Then they were to pick a character from the b...

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Space, Space and more Space
Everybody has been loving our Space Unit. We finished up learning about the Sun with this little project. We painted paper plates then researched and wrote sun facts to make this sun which are hanging from our ceiling and on our windows. We explored rotatio...

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Estimating BIG numbers
I am just now catching up on posting - Yikes! It's been weeks. We have been SO busy but I'm ready to show what we have been up to. First, we have been learning to round greater numbers. We did a "cake walk" activity where we practiced rounding to the neares...

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Thanks Nikki!
Yesterday my class got a super surprise in the mail.  The super talented Nikki over at Melonheads (  http://melonheadzillustrating.blogspot...
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