Sunday, March 18, 2018

March 19-23, 2018 Week 28

Welcome Back!  I hope that everyone had a great Spring Break!  I had a wonderful break.  I spent time with my two sweet grandsons Karter and Kash.  We took Karter to the zoo and it was a beautiful day for him to see the animals.  He was so excited and it was fun to watch his precious little eyes light up when he saw the penguins swimming in the water! The weather was gorgeous!  I watched my other grandson Kash play on his four-wheeler and enjoy the great outdoors. He lives where there are deer that come out behind his house and we got to see some baby deer up close.  The rest of the week I got some housework done and other tasks that I had put off.  I'm excited to hear what all the kiddos did on Spring Break❣

This week we will read "A Trip to Washington D.C.  It is an expository text that tells about real people, places, and events.  Our reading skills are long o words spelled oa, ow; facts and details; adjectives; three-letter consonant blends (spl, thr, scr, str, etc.) and Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will identify 3D shapes.  We will name the vertices and faces of solid shapes.

In Science we will continue learning about plants.  We will name the parts of a plant and what function each part plays. We will learn how we use plants in our everyday lives.

In Social Studies we will continue recognizing landforms.  We will learn about oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, mountains, plains, valleys, etc,

March 20 ~ Children's Museum
March 21 ~ Group Pictures
March 27 ~ KONA ICE Snowcones
Mar 30 & April 2 ~ No School/BAd Weather Days
April 5 ~ A-Team Field Trip to TAMU Planetarium
April 12 ~ Progress Reports
April 13 ~ Tyler Zoo

Congrats Tessa for earning over 100 AR points!  You are a terrific eager reader and you deserve a BIG BRAVO!   WOO HOO!

Sadly we said "good'bye" to our student teacher Ms. Higgs.  Her last day with us was last Thursday.  She will be finishing her student teaching in 3rd grade at ACW.  We will miss her so much!  She promises to come back real soon to visit. ♡

                                  We love you Ms. Higgs❣

Thanks for popping in!  We will have lots more to share next week as we start all over again from Spring Break! 
                                      Ms. Harris' Class ♥

Sunday, March 4, 2018

March 5-9, 2018 Week 27

Hi everybody!  I'm back and missed y'all for two weeks.  We've been extremely busy these last couple of weeks learning new skills, testing, and getting ready for Open House.

This week we will reread Cinderella.  It is a fairy tale with a prince and princess and other made up characters.  Our reading skills are vowel digraphs ea; compound words; adjectives; and identify the theme in stories.  We will practice Saxon Phonics.

In Math we will identify 2D shapes.  We will discuss faces and vertices of shapes.

In Science we will explore plants and be able to name the parts of a plant.  We will make a plant and label each part.

In Social Studies we will investigate maps and landforms.  We will build a map and identify the 7 continents using the 4 cardinal directions.  We will also make a landform art activity with the ocean, river, mountains, plains, etc,

March 8 ~  Open House 5:30-6:30
March 12-16  ~ Spring Break
March 20 ~ Children's Museum
April 13 ~ Tyler Zoo Trip

Jemma and I went to see the Junie B Jones musical!  I've been reading Junie B to my classes for 20 years and it never gets old.      I am Junie B's biggest fan!  Thanks Jemma for this special treat!

                                 It was a great performance!

 After ending our unit on money, we walked to the store and spent $1.  We learned a lot about Financial Literacy.  We learned about tax, making choices, wants and needs, and goods and services!  

Hmmm decisions, decisions!

The students were so good that the clerk gave them all candy bars!

Mrs. Oats and our new friends from Little Ark came and read with us.  We read books, got on ipads and then wrote about our experiences in our journals.  We had a fun time together!

Our class reading with our 2nd grade reading buddies!

   The Clean Desk Fairy came to visit Izear and Mia!  Thanks for keeping your desk neat and clean!

   We learned about Living and Nonliving Objects!  We compared a real earthworm to a gummy worm.  A real worm eats, moves, reproduces, and grows.  

                       No No Addison!  That's the real worm!

                    We explored fractions and parts of a set.  

We tasted peppermints and then used adjective to describe them.

Thanks Tessa for the books that you bought me at the Book Fair!

                                     Congrats Alondra!
                                    I'm so proud of you!