Thursday, December 22, 2011

Meet Mi'lya!

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Favorite book:  all books

Favorite movie:  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp
Favorite food: Chicken, any way you cook it!
When I grow up: I want to be a pediatrician or a lawyer.
My Christmas wish is for my family to get a dog!

This is a great classic, and Mi'lya did a great job!  Everyone have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

First Celebrity Reader

Well, here he is!  Meet Calvion!  
        *Favorite Book:  The Night Before Christmas
        *Favorite Movie:  The Karate Kid w/Jaden Smith 
        *Favorite Food:  Chicken Nuggets
        *Favorite Sport and Sports Team:  Basketball and the Miami Heat
        *Favorite Subject:  Math
        *When I grow up: I want to be a pro basketball player or a teacher.


 Didn't he do a great job?!  I'm proud of you Calvion!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Celebrity Reader

Next week, we will have a Celebrity Reader.  I will choose one of the students to read a book that will be published on the blog.  So exciting!  Check back next Friday!  Oooooh! Who will it be?

Lines, Angles, Polygons, Oh My!

     A line is a line, right?  The students will say no.  This week, we have learned there are parallel, intersecting, and perpendicular. Also, there are 4 types of angles, and many different polygons.  
     Check out these fun videos at studyjams.com. 
Types of Lines 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/types-of-lines.htm
Classifying Angles
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-angles.htm
 Edges, Faces, Vertices
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/edges-faces-vertices.htm

Monday, November 28, 2011

212 Degrees



     Earlier this year, my principal shared a video about water boiling.  Basically, water won't boil until it reaches 212 degrees, not 211, but 212.  So, why not give an extra degree of ourselves?
     Well, that's exactly what I'm attempting.  This blog is for YOU!  The "loving adults" of our future.  My goal is to provide you with insights of what's happening in the classroom, as well as, tips for engaging your child at home. 
     This is stepping way out of my comfort zone, but I promise to give you my best.  Please be patient, and I am eager for feedback.  For the moment, I plan to blog at least once a week. 
       Here is your first learning adventure.  Reading is not just the ability to read the words. The reader must completely understand what they are reading to be an effective reader.  Simply answering the 5 W's and H can demonstrate understanding.

      Lastly, a big shout-out to my colleagues Mrs. Delk's General Delk's Army and Ms. Leahy's Fabulous in First for taking the first steps in blogging at Clifton Hills Elementary. 
     Check back soon for more!