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Archive for February, 2013

Weekly Objectives February 25-March 1


Did I really just type March 1st?  Where is the time going?!  This week is going to be filled with experimentation and learning.  We will be having an explosive time with our volcanic vocabulary words, discovering what makes our planet so “magnetsficant”, and using our new learning tools (iPad minis!) to ensure that we are […]

Inspirational People Remind Us to Be Kind To All


Our current read aloud novel is a biography of the amazing Helen Keller.  She has inspired so many by overcoming odds stacked steeply against her to not only live life but live life well.  Helen Keller was born “normal.”  She was born a child with perfect vision and hearing.  Very early in life she became […]

100th Day, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day (oh my!)


We were very busy little critters last week and it has taken me until today to recover!  Last week we celebrated our 100th day of school with a very special math lesson based on fractions using lots of fun (often edible) manipulatives.   In a ill timed twist of fate, the 100th day also fell on […]

New Books for a New Year!


Scholastic Book Clubs gave our class an amazing gift to start off our new year- FREE BOOKS!  Every child in my class was able to choose a brand new, high interest level book courtesy of Scholastic Book Clubs!  Our new books arrived yesterday and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on them!  A huge […]

Weekly Objectives February 11-15


We have a very busy week ahead of us!  If we work hard Monday-Thursday, Friday will be a lot of fun!  We will be participating in Jump Rope For Heart on Friday.  To participate each child must bring in a $5 donation.  Please think about donating to this worthy cause.  Those who are not able […]

The Hibschman’s Hedgehogs Visit!


Today we were host to a preschool class from our district who’s mascot happens to be a hedgehog.  They came to meet the other district famous hedgehog, Sophie and learn about how to care for her.    We had so much fun with our pint-sized friends!  In honor of their visit we had hedgehog donut […]

Weekly Objectives February 4-8


Wow!  What a game!  I’m sorry I did not post these objectives last night, but I was loving watching the football game and commercials with my family!  We will be talking about and working with the commercials throughout this week.  Our goal is to take a look at how the advertisers used their power of […]

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