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Katie Tennessen
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Science: Fossils
This week we started "digging" into fossils.  We started by listing what we already know about fossils and what we wanted to learn: We watched a Bill Nye video all about fossils that got us ready to learn!  We talked about what a fossil is and how fossils a...
Science: Fossils
Science: Fossils
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Math: Addition and Subtraction Strategies
We've been working on our math strategies all week.   First, we focused on addition.  We talked about the different tools we have to help us and what strategies work best for us. Then we moved into subtraction strategies.  Many of us find an open number lin...
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Writing: Poetry
We have finished our research books! For the remainder of the school year we will be exploring poetry. This week we learned and wrote about acrostic, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and concrete poems.  What are they? Acrostic The poem topic goes straight down ...
Writing: Poetry
Writing: Poetry
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Franklin Falcon
The fifth graders have been working very hard on commercials and posters for us advertising the "Franklin Falcon." Order forms were sent home yesterday - they are $7 each and you can select your logo.
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Math: Rounding Numbers
We've been working on rounding numbers to multiples of 10 in math.  We have used a 100 number chart to help us as we ask ourselves, "Is this number closer to XX or XX? For example - if we look at the number 27 we can see that it is 7 away from 20, but only ...
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Research Report Update: Our Final Week
We're in our last few days of working on our research report!  Today we went though our report checklist again and organized our papers.  We also brainstormed writing a conclusion for our report. We will continue putting the finishing touches on our researc...
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Follett Shelf
Mrs. Cram came in last week to show us Follett Shelf.  It's a really cool tool that we can use over the summer to check out e-books or listen to interactive stories.  She's working on sending a letter home with directions, but until that's ready I thought I...
Follett Shelf
Follett Shelf
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Writing: Research Report Update
Last week we focused on finding our sources for facts and taking notes for our research reports.  Today, we sorted through all of our information and wrote an introduction to "hook" our reader into reading our book. Ask your second grader what their researc...
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Science: Soil
We read a little more from a nonfiction text about soil then created a t-chart with examples of organic and inorganic materials we might find in soil.   Then we watched a clip from Bill Nye ...we love his shows!
Science: Soil
Science: Soil
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Math: Place Value
We continued exploring place value with our T-Shirt factories today.  So far, we've been focused on sorting t-shirts into rolls (tens) and loose shirts (ones).  Today, we took it one step further and used boxes (hundreds).  We practiced adding 2 two-digit n...
Math: Place Value
Math: Place Value
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