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Excited about Chewonki!

Our presentation from Chewonki is finally almost here. On Friday morning at 9 a.m. we will have a class presentation about animal adaptations. They will have live animals with them, and our class will get an up close and personal viewing in a small group setting. A big thank you goes out to our PTF who has funded this great learning experience. Pictures will follow over the weekend.

You can learn more about them at this link. http://www.chewonki.org/tnhp/tnhp_programs.asp

Mrs. Sturgis


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PJ Party Picture!

How’s that for some alliteration? I wanted to thank everyone who came in for our “Read Across America” PJ Party this past Monday night. I have one picture to share. Joey was also there but was not present for the picture. We were able to read one of everyone’s favorite book from home along with some others from the classroom. We ended the night with a special book by Dr. Seuss called What was I Scared of? A Glow-in -the-Dark Encounter. The lights were out and it was a fun treat!

Mrs. Sturgis

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New Videos This Week

I just wanted to attach two links for students from this week. The first is “The Cat in the Hat knows a lot about that” which can be found on PBS. We watched a few of the short videos during brain breaks this week in honor of Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America celebration, but there a lot more as well as some games that your child might enjoy. http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/video/index.html

We also watched a good video to introduce place value in math this week. It has a catchy tune and your child may want to hear it again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W47G-h7myY

Enjoy!

Mrs. Sturgis


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100th Day Blast!

What an exciting day we had on February 27th! Students shared their collections of 100 items displayed around the Governor’s table. Then, we all dumped in our collection of 100 treats into a bowl to make our trail mix. We read 100 School Days and shared our letters with Jayden, the “star of the week.” During Readers’ Workshop everyone took the “100th day challenge” by seeing how many words they could write in 12 minutes. Before lunch we also read Hooray for the 100th Day!

After recess everyone wrote the number 1 on an empty paper plate. Then, they were happily surprised with two mini donuts to make “100.” Next, we got our energy out with some singing and stretching while watching the YouTube video “Let’s Get Fit / Count to 100.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc Then, we had the big exciting moment of moving our 10 bundles of 10 straws from the tens place cup into one bundle of 100 into the hundreds place cup. During math they had two special rotations. They had to fill in the blanks in a 1-100 number grid and then they could choose a sheet of stickers to fill an empty 1-100 number grid. Then, they had to work in a team of 5 to put 33 construction paper strips together in order with glue sticks. This was very challenging and required a great deal of team work. When they finished I added the #100 strip and everyone gathered together for a photo op with a long and colorful paper chain.

In writing, everyone started a book titled “The Best Way to Spend 100 Dollars.” They also got their own “pretend” 100 dollar bill. At the end of the day we stopped writing 10 minutes early to enjoy our wonderful trail mix treat. It was very colorful and quite yummy! Enjoy the pictures. (As a side note, I apologize to Austin for labeling his coin baggy incorrectly with Jayden’s name.) The heart design paper was Chloe’s, the number beads board was Reuben’s, the painted Cheerios picture was Luke’s, the mini macaroni shells were Madelyn’s, the star beads were Mackenzie’s, the marbles were Lily’s the Legos were Jordan’s, the puzzle was Cole’s, the Pokemon cards were Garrett’s, the Fruit Loops picture was Jayden’s, the variety of coins was Austin’s, the pennies were A.J.’s, and the Q-tip tally marks were mine. What an awesome display!

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Mrs. Sturgis