Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Today, Mr.Carter had us write down questions for the Relay For Life Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader. Team Woodbrook is in charge of the entertainment there. This was a good way to review what we had learned throughout this school year. There are a lot of funny questions. We should be pretty entertaining at the Relay this year.


Wednesday, May 9, 2007

This Room Smells Like Wet Shoes

Today we had our last Social Studies lesson of the year (out of the book, that is...). We also continued working on a few projects from the past few days, including our Mother's Day presents, which are almost done; the first of our three end of the year Math tests (I have no choice, honest!), and we celebrated the kids' hard work with brownies and Root Beer today (we called it "Brown Day"). Today's Word of the Day is "tawny". We're almost finished reading The Westing Game, and yes, I realize we are long overdue in finishing this book up, but it's a crazy time of year.

We made a few basic plans for Asian Culture Day, except we're still not sure when it's going to be. We will know by tomorrow, because there aren't all that many days left in the school year!

Oh, and the title? Well, let's just say the kids went out for P.E. this morning on the soccer field. I was pretty startled when they came back inside and told me about it, but we made it through just fine.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

O Mother, Where Art Thou?

A note from me today. Right now my Math class is working on just one of their end-of-the-year assessments. Yes, there are a handful of them.

However, in class today we did get to make our Mother's Day gifts. We used sticks found outside on the playground, a hot glue gun, and twine to make an easel to hold up a picture of the kids that I took on my camera. The kids were very creative in their pictures, some of them writing "I love Mom" on the white board or on their biceps. As long as it didn't get out of hand, I took their picture the way they wanted.

We also learned about Indiana Sports in Social Studies this morning. Oh, and good news; we do get to go to Cool Creek Park--just our class--on Tuesday, May 29th, so be on the lookout for a permission slip coming home soon.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Time to Whistle

On Wednesday Mr.Carter drew two pictures. He had half of the room look at one picture and he had the other half look at another. The class had to describe the picture that they were looking at. After that, he would randomly pass out the papers that describe the picture to the other side. Then, the class would have time to best draw the picture by what the paper said.

Thursday at about 2:10 pm in class Mr. Carter and I had some socializing time. We whistled for about a minute, then I had to get back blogging.


These Jolly Four Days

In the last few days, we have been doing alot of things. On Monday, we had our Spelling and Ceaser's Tests. We also had a test in Social Studies test on Indiana'sculture between 1900-1950. or the week in math, we have been studying fractions, percentages, decimals, and much more. We got our study guide for our math test on Monday.

We also had this sweet assignment where we describe a picture that Mr. C drew. Half of the class described one picture, the other half described a different picture. We drew the picture the other half described, while they did the same. I think that most people did very well on it.

On Thursday we went outside and studied the land. We wrote a journal about what we saw, and made an explorer's log. In the explorers log we pretended that we were aliens who saw this planet for the first time and we were only one centimeter tall.

This cool daddio named Michael made up some rad DOLs for Mr. C. Mr.Carter said that he doesn't want Ben streaking through the wedding. He also said that he doesnt want Mrs. Goldberg spunk'd.*

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*Edit by Mr. C: Michael has been making his own DOLs lately, and I have nothing to do with this process. Although they're slightly entertaining, they are not being incorporated into my curriculum.