When math was over we went to yoga. At yoga it was so loud that some kids got benched at recess, well about 1-4 kids. My friends and I were so happy that it wasn’t us.
After yoga we went to recess, at recess it was kind of boring for the first time. But, it was also kind of funny because we heard one of my friends scream when she got hit with a ball while playing hopscotch.
When recess was over we went back to the classroom and started to read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. It’s about a family trying to hide so that they don’t get sent to a concentration camp. At the end it was so sad because Anne Frank died in a concentration camp.
When we were done reading we discussed the story. When we were done with that we went to lunch. It was pretty noisy, but not so loud that your ears are going to bleed. After lunch we went to lunch recess, this is another opinion but it was better than the snack recess for some reason.
When recess was over we went into the classroom and read our class chapter book, Island of the Blue Dolphins. After we were done reading we went to the library. It was pretty noisy but not as noisy in the cafeteria. So that’s our kind of boring, really noisy day of school.
Afterwards we went to math mode. Today we learned how to use equations, y = 4x+1 is one of the equations we had to do in our Math book. Then we did some more on our white boards, we had to go to the next page because we did not have any more problems to do. Then we got out our Math packet on page 24.3, I thought 1 through 12 were hard for me.
Then we went to reading mode; we are reading The Big Wave on the C. D. It was about a boy who loses his parents in a tsunami in Japan! After that we got out our Class work book, if you don’t know what that means already it is a short word for Comprehension and Language Arts Skills. The lesson was Prepositions!
Next we got out our spiral note book for a Quick write about our grades on what we thought we needed to work on and and what we were proud of! Then Evan brought a magic thing every body was thinking it was cool!
We had a bike assembly today! They taught us bike safety and how to check our bike. At the end Dustin flipped over the ramp, a full 360! After, we went into math.
We learned about evaluating reasonableness of answers. You have to figure out if the answer is reasonable enough to be true.
Next, we read “McBroom and the Big Wind”, this story is about a family of thirteen trying to fight the wind, but they find that the wind can be beneficial to them. Then the wind pulls a hole in front of McBrooms’ door, that’s the howl’ in, scowl’ in wind that broke Mr. McBroom’s leg. The story’s genre is a tall tale. Maybe that’s why it does not make a lot of sense, like when it says the wind reshingled every gopher hole in the next county!
Next, we had lunch. For lunch we had the choice of shrimp tacos or toasted cheese on a wheat bun. Most people got shrimp tacos.
After, lunch we read Island of the Blue Dolphins. It is about a girl named Karana who was left on an island in the haste of fleeing from the enemies, the Aleuts. She has to survive about 18 years on a deserted island by herself!
Then we went to social studies mode, we learned about how The Indians Help the Priests, we were snappy about that and finished quickly! Then we went into P.E., for P.E. we played racket ball. That’s a day in the life of room 40! Bye!
When we got back we read a humorous story called Mc Broom and the Big Wind
and when we read it, we laughed until we exploded! We were about to have a multiplication test, but then Mr. Kootman did a brief lesson on computers and he taught us how to search things on Google.com like putting quotation marks on some things we wanted to search for. Once he was done we went on our 5 minute multiplication test and WOW everyone did awesome! Then we went to lunch because we were hungry and because we had to.
When we got back from lunch we started on our new class chapter book. Every one got the book and it was called Island of the Blue Dolphins. When we were done with that we went to P.E. and we played racket ball. The point of the game is to hit the tennis ball with the racket and try to hit as many cones you can get so you can get some points. Once that was done we all got our backpacks and went home.
The class all got a new chapter book called Island of the Blue Dolphins. We also went to the library. I didn’t get a book because I forgot my old books at home. For P.E. we played racket ball; it was fun. It was odd verses evens based on our class numbers. The day felt blank because the day went by fast.
In reading we did vocabulary, clues chart, spelling, and summary. All of these assignments were for Arctic Explorer, which was about Mathew Henson- the first African American to explore the arctic in Greenland. In social studies we learned about Junipero Serra. He was a Spanish priest who established the California missions. After social studies, we finished our chapter book The Week in the Woods; it was great. After social studies we went to P.E. and we played racket ball. It was difficult hitting the ball the first few times but later I got the hang of it. And that is the summary of our day.
For math today we did our fraction packet on comparing fractions. We also watched a math video and worked on how to compare whole numbers and where to put the numbers in the right place value.
This morning we did a practice test for a VERY IMPORTANT TEST!!!!! This test is called the State Test. If you don’t do well on it will show on your report card and it wouldn’t be very good if someone got an F on it because I know I would be really depressed. The class read Arctic Explorer in cloze reading and then we read in partners. A cloze reading is when someone is the reader and when the reader stops you say the word that is next. It just lets the reader know that you’re paying attention. My favorite way is to read in partners but some times it can get a little noisy.
Before we went to the Paws Shop we got a Social Studies paper. The worksheet is called “Missions in California”. The worksheet is about the 21 missions in El Camino Real.You have to look up the answers on the computer. After you find all the answers then you turn it in just like any other worksheet. When we went to the Paws Shop people crowded around everything. Everyone was going CRAZY!!!! There were eyeballs, bouncy balls, pens with different colors in them and many other cool and unique things to buy from the Paws Shop.
For P.E we played Racket Ball and it’s really hard to stay in the game! If someone catches the ball then the person that hit the ball is out and if someone grabs the ball and taps it on the cone before you do then you are out. I had a really fun day and I have to admit even though it was disgusting outside it was one of the best days I ever had!
Hi everyone! I figured I would do my own blog post while I was gone. Today I woke up earlier than usual because I had to pack my car for a trip to
So I set off for what should have been a two hour drive, but it took almost three hours due to road construction. Watch out for traffic! When I arrived I had to go register for the conference I will be attending and speaking at. The conference is for a group I belong to called Computer Using Educators or CUE for short. Cue has several thousand members across all of
The conference is broken down into short sessions, or hour long classes, each about a different topic. I attended many sessions today and learned some new things, like how to use Google Earth in the classroom. I hope to learn a lot more in the next few days. I’m even giving a session of my own on Saturday! I’ll let you know how it goes. I hope everyone is enjoying having Mrs. Witt as a substitute; I’m looking forward to a good note from her when I return ;) Have a great weekend and get outside in the gorgeous weather! By the way, if you get this early enough, could someone tell Devyn that today is his day to do the blog; happy writing Devyn!
Take a look at the photo and notice the windmills and the mountains in the background. What do you think the windmills are for?