Who likes science? We do! In science we learned how to observe a whole lot of extraordinary objects like plants, bells, toys, and more. We discovered how it feels, smells, and sounds. We also discovered how fun it is to observe. The plant felt like rubber, the toy smelled like someone's foot, and the bell sounded very loud when you rang it. It was very fun!
This week we did metric monsters. They were super fun. Mr. Penny read to us on Friday. We started to learn about the Southeast. Also we are writing a narritive paragraph about a funny experience. On Thursday we had a Halloween party. There was a lot of candy at the party. It was a lot of fun. We have also started a new fun activity called Classbook and it is just like Facebook. This week was so much fun!!!
The Harvest Party was a blast! Every year the school has a Harvest Party if you don't get a pinkslip or latework you can go. At the Harvest Party when you walk in you get a glow necklace and bracelet. You can wrap people with toilet paper like a mummy and have like a snowball fight but with toilet paper. You can also find candy in a hay stack.You can play a board game that was life size.You roll big dice then you would move yourself around the board to win. You could see who
can get the rings on the bottle and throw a ball in a cup and win candy.
This is what we did this week. This week we did time tests in math. In science we played games on your body. Also we got to skypewith people from Iowa. In reading this week we read a novel called The Ghost of Fossil Glen. We had to put think marks for parts that are funny, surprising parts, important parts, and wonder parts. In Social Studies we wrote in our foldables about The Rise of Ranching. In language we learned about when we should put capital letters. This week in music if you got more than 14 bubbles filled in she gave you a golden paw. Also we got to come to the computer lab and play math games and take a social studies quiz. We got to start a new blog about a ghost story. Also we got a social studies study guide. In art we were doing radial symetry.
In reading we did The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body scripts. In science we worked on our bodies. We put in the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and the esophagus. We had a K-Kids picnic. We ate hot dogs and roasted marshmallows. In art we did videos. We either did it in groups or did it by ourself. I did it with three of my friends and we went to the side. We said we love art then we raised our hands.
This week in science we learned about the digestive system and how it works. Mrs. Linstead showed us a funny video about it. In math we learned about measuring in centimeters. This week in social studies we learned about the arrival of the Spanish and we did a foldable about it. Also in science we wrote a readers theater script with a group. In my group we had Kate, James, Carlie and me. Also in science we made bodies and we got to cut yarn and make the small intestine , the large intestine ,the esophagus and the stomach.
Mr. Wahala came to talk to our class about the Holocaust and all the things he
did while he was growing up in Poland. He talked about living in German
work camp/farm. He also talked about going through Ellis Island.
We went on 2 field trips on Thursday. We visited the barnyard at the High
School and then toured East Prairie. At East Prairie they talked about
what we should do, how things will go for us next year throughout the school
year. At the barnyard we did races on pedal tractors, planted flowers for
our mothers for Mother's Day and got to see different types of farm animals.
We had an inflatable party for meeting our AR goal. We had games, the jump
house, and the big slide. Even Mrs. Linstead went down the slide!
We made cards for our moms for Mother's Day. We got to color and made it beautiful.
This week we started reading Holocaust novels. They are Snow Treasure, Behind the Bedroom Wall, and Number the Stars. All threes stories involve children and their role in the holocaust.
Mrs. Fortney told her story about growing up during WW II. She talked about what things were scarce, like sugar, tires, candy, and meat. She talked about how she and her parents had to sell their car.
Mrs. Brachbill spoke about her mom's experience growing up in Germany during WWII. She talked about many of the experiences we are reading about in our novels.
We learned about adverbs. These are words that describe a verb and tell how, when, and where. We made an adverb donut while we were eating a donut.
Spring Concert: Last week we had our spring concert on Thursday. The theme was cowboy country. 3rd and 4th grade sang old cowboy songs like "Home on the Range" and "Lonestar Trail." 4th graders also played recorder.
Flotsam: "Flotsam" is a book written by David Weisner and it is wordless. It is filled with pictures that tell a story. We looked at the pictures very carefully and thought about what the characters were saying. In a group we wrote a story to go with the pictures. They will soon be posted on the student project part of the website as a powerpoint.
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: Another writing project that we did this week was looked at the book written by Chris Van Alsburg. We looked at the pictures and wrote a story to go with the picture. We are doing this writing project with kids from Iowa. We skyped with this class earlier this year and now are writing the stories using Google Docs.
Hat Day: Today we wore hats and donated $1 and the money will go to kids who have cancer. We raised over $450 schoolwide for the cause. Ms. Terwelp and Mrs. Foster are donating their hair to Locks for Love. Everyone is going to watch them get their hair cut.
We started a new book called "Diamond Willow." It has diamond shaped poems for the story. They are also hidden verse poems. It is about a girl named Willow who is named after a stick found in Alaska. She is trying to save Roxy her sled dog getting put to sleep after an accident.
We made our own quilt drawing our favorite fairy tale. Then Mrs. Linstad ironed them onto a large piece of material and we outlined using glitter glue.
We got to make our own Jolly Postman book story. Today we got to look at other people's stories and versions.