Friday, January 27, 2012

James, Makayla, and Someone Turns 50!!

Fun Friday was exactly that!! Full of fun challenges and unexpected surprises! First, James started our morning meeting with Rockin' Robin and the koosh greeting! Clothespin game was a challenge, but we loved it! Our line plot graph data this morning was about siblings. How many brothers and sisters do you have? Buddy test went along without a hitch, and we are officially experts on digraphs sh, ch, wh, and th (rude brother and sister... the only time you may stick your tongue out at the teacher). We discovered it was Mr. Merritts 50th birthday today, and that was an occasion for a very special kind of writing, birthday card greetings! After generating some vocabulary and thinking about what we'd like to say to Mr. Merritt, we crafted some beautifully written cards and illustrated them with balloons, presents, cake, guitars, and even math problems!! Yeah! Mr. Merritt was truly touched, but we didn't stop there! Oh no! Indoor recess lead students to the snap cubes, where they crafted yet another birthday greeting out of colorful cubes! Outstanding and very creative! Well done! Kaela had her last math meeting of the week and Makayla's officially ready for that big job next week! Nice job Kaela! In math we reviewed our learning in place value and practiced more with expanded notation and adding hundreds and tens! Challenging! Work board went extremely well today too! Probably one of our most productive, thoughtful days ever! Well done friends! We ended the day with our VIP, Makayla! What a wonderful job she did sharing photos of her family, celebrations, events and silly moments! We are so lucky to have you in our class Makayla! Job well done! Next VIP will be Skyler! Can't wait! Have a great weekend everyone!

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