Love is in the air! Valentines day will raise your hair! Thursday through Monday no school! But before we can talk about that we have to start from the beginning. So let's start with math. First we did a couple quick review and mixed review problems. Quick review is 5 math problems that you might have learned in the last few chapters. Usually its easy. Mixed review is when you take all that you've learned from that chapter and review it all. During that time the pink group,a group of people on the bottom of the name list,went onto the computer. We had sub with a really long name so that made things a bit more difficult. But we found a solution! We just called her Mrs.V.
At about 8:45 am Mrs.V took lunch count. Lunch count is important. For example, if you forget to raise your hand when you want to buy a lunch you'll probably end up with one of those small weak peanut butter jelly and gram cracker bars. OK,enough of the lunch in the morning and back to math. After correcting the Quick and mixed review Mrs.V handed out a rounding quiz. It was easy for a lot of us, but for others just the opposite. We're almost through math. Next we did a rounding quiz. It wasn't too hard,but still difficult. Next we did our chapter 16.3 math packet. As you can guess, it was on rounding. Now math is out of the way it is recess time! At recess Arabelle, Reina, and I played an animal game.
After recess, Mrs.V asked us to get out our language arts book. Our Language arts book is a big book with a bunch of stories in it. Sometimes the stories are chapters from other books. For example, Escape, was a story from Charlotte's Web written by the the author of Stuart little and Mouse on the Motorcycle.As good as E.B White's books are, we were reading Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O' Dell.This story was about a young girl abandoned on a deserted island when her family was escaping the Aluets, who were trying to make slaves out of them. She took a canoe and almost made it to the country in the east,where her family was. Then her canoe sprung a leak and she couldn't make it to the land. She turned around and when she got to the deserted, savage island she hugged the sand like it was the feet of her father. We went outside to read the story. I'd say it was probably the second or third longest story in language arts. When we finished the story, Mrs.V reviewed and discussed the story.That was fast! And now it was time for lunch. For lunch we ate pizza bread sticks which are just a couple of long strips of bread with cheese in the middle.
After lunch Mrs.V read our class chapter book. Our class chapter book is a book that the teacher reads to us. In this case the book is The Good Dog.The book is about a malamute husky,McKinley,and his golden Retriever and Greyhound friends Aspen and Dutchess. Dutchess is a dog that has been mistreated By her owner, Pycraft, and wants to run away and join Lupin, the wolf. In this chapter, Dutchess was trapped in her dog house and McKinley set her free, but then got himself trapped.During social studies, we reviewed our vocab words, which related to Spanish settlements in early California. Finally, we went outside and played warball for PE. Three kids said that their knees got hurt, so they didn't play. IF Mr. Kootman was here, he would have made them play anyway. Lastly, we went back to Room 40 and gathered our things to go home.