Saturday, April 28, 2012

Guess Who Books

We read many Guess Who Books And made our own version. We started these books before April vacation. Some students worked with partners. We recorded our stories on a Voice Thread. Special thanks to Mrs. Bell who shared this lesson with Mrs. Clancy!

Animal Movement

Friday, April 27, 2012

Curious Creatures!!

Can anyone say fun??? Curious Creatures came to our classroom today!! We learned so many different things about the animals/creatures. The presentation was AWESOME!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Discovery Museum

A special thanks to all of the parent helpers today!! It was a great trip.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Queen Of Ten

The Queen of Ten came for a visit last week!! She taught KC how to play the math game Tens Go Fish! We look forward to playing this game after vacation week!

Making Predictions

We made predictions while reading the story Buster by Denise Fleming.

McDonald's french fires and burger and a toy



Saturday, April 14, 2012

School Assembly

The new Bates flag was presented at the all school assembly two students from Bates created the design.  The stars on the flag represent each classroom at Bates school. On the Friday assembly, Sophie's brother sang and danced to the song Dynamite! He did a fantastic job!

The mini-marathon raised over 9,000 dollars!!The money benefits the METCO program.

Getting ready to sing and dance in front of the whole school!!
KC dancing to Dynamite.

Opening Day at Fenway Park!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Bates Mini Marathon

Can anyone say fun???? The kids had a fantastic time particpating in the Bates Mini-Marathon!! A big THANKS to all the parent helpers and teachers who made this day special. Everyone in KC ran around Bates school 3 times. Some kids ran around 4, 5 and I think maybe 6 laps!!! Kids were tired and very proud!!
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In a Small Small Pond

New Author Study~ Denise Fleming
We read the story In a Small Small Pond.
We painted the water with paint. The next day we added pond creatures with Cray-pas.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Daily 5 Time and Secret Sentences

Read to someone.

Busy reading!

Read to self.

Nonfiction books have been very popular.

Reading a story from writing workshop!

At large group time a favorite activity has been SECRET SENTENCE time!Working together we read the words and figure out where they belong. We have been learning that a sentences begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark.

The secret sentence... Today we have music and PE.

The Secret Sentence on Tuesday...Today we have music .

The Solar System

Many students are writing books about the Solar System. During large group time we read the story The Planets and created a Facts~Questions~Respond chart below.