Saturday, August 28, 2010

Scholastic Book Orders

For anyone interested in ordering online-
Here is the class activaction code and ordering instructions!
Online Ordering Information

Web address:

Class Activation Code: GK6FZ

Dear Parent,

Now it's easier than ever to find the right books for your child — and help us earn FREE books for our classroom library at the same time!

With new online ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs, you can choose from a much wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. Plus, you can send your orders directly to me online and use your credit card.

Best of all, our class earns a FREE book every time a parent places their order online.

It's so simple! Here's how it works:

SIGN UP at On the parent page, click the "Don't have a User Name and Password?" link, then register for your own username and password. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code shown above. This code ensures that your order is sent to me.

SELECT the books you'd like to order from over 500 titles available online...and take advantage of online-only specials and discounts.

SEND your order to me online by the due date. Books will be delivered directly to our classroom, as always.

Of course, you can still order using the form from the printed flyer. But why not experience for yourself how convenient it is to order online?

Ordering online is fast, easy, and secure. Plus our whole class benefits thanks to the FREE books we'll earn with every parent online order.

Go to now to get started.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Computer 8/25/10

Thunder Rose, our reading story for the week, is a tall tale.  Today you are going to learn what a tall tale is, and how to identify a story as a tall tale.  Listen to a new spin on an old tall tale about flapjacks (pancakes) and Paul Bunyan.
Click the link below and follow the directions on your handout.
After you complete your handout, you may play the games.

Week 2! :)

What a busy week!  Here is a quick list of things your child is learning this week:
Math:  distance conversions (inches, feet, and yards), comparing and ordering 7 digit numbers, reviewing capactiy conversions (quiz on Wednesday)
Language:  overview of the three modes of writing that we will cover this year:  narrative, expository, and descriptive, spelling VCV and VCCV words
Social Studies:  we are beginning a mini-unit on physical geography, focusing on major ports, rivers, mountains, states, etc to the east of the Mississippi River
Science:  reviewing the Scientific Method, atoms, molecules, 3 states of matter
Reading:  character and plot, suffixes, and we are reading the story Frindle

Monday, August 9, 2010

Yayy for the First Day!!

Dear Parents,
We had a WONDERFUL day today!! :)  The kids learned lots of new rules and procedures, all about "The Big G," and that teachers get the "first day jitters" too!
Please make sure to sign and return beginning of the year papers by this Friday, August 13th. 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Updated- 2010-2011 Class Schedule!!

Thanks to all of the parents who attended orientation last Thursday!  It was wonderful to meet you all!
Just wanted to let you know that I have posted a tentative schedule for the school year!  Click "schedule" on the left side of the page to take a look!

See you Monday!