Monday, October 31, Room 102 mourned the loss of the word "said" plus several of his buddies.
|The Graveyard Cake|
Red Ribbon Week was October 24th through October 29th. Red Ribbon Week is a week to raise awareness about the importance of being drug free. It is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program.
Students in Room 102 participated in activities sponsored by the Student Council. These activities and projects supported the anti-drug message of our classroom and school.
The variety of theme days gave students practical advice to keep them healthy, safe, and drug-free.
Celebrating Red Ribbon Week shows kids that living without drugs is the best way to live a happy life.
|Hailie with Mrs. Reedy -- P.E. teacher and one of the event coordinators.|
This year Room 102 can look forward to getting involved in service learning projects.
The best kind of service learning puts an equal emphasis on service and learning. Projects challenge students to interact with the world outside the classroom, and then do something that will achieve real results.
Benefits can be far reaching. Real-world projects give students practical experience in collaborating, communicating, and making critical decisions. What's more, projects allow students to see that they can make a difference. Such experiences stick with kids long after they leave school.
Our first project is to pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is the largest children's Christmas project in the world. They have been sending gift-filled shoeboxes to disadvantaged children around the world since 1990, helping over 80 million children across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.X
We packed two shoeboxes - one for a girl and one for a boy. This year we will follow our shoebox as it journeys outside the United States to another country and into the hands of a child. It's quite a trip!
As a teacher I was excited to meet with parents of my students. We are a team. Together, we will create a wonderful educational year for "our" student.
Please continue to commuicate with me as needed. I value your input.
Recess in fifth grade? Students in Room 102 are playing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to win a recess.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a popular television game show which offers prizes for correctly answering a series of multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty. The maximum prize in Room 102 is a recess.
Students are playing this game on the classroom Smart Board. Hope runs high of making it to the top tier. The questions in the game challenge student understanding of figurative langauage. The game has generated some real excitement over STUDYING the figurative language terms.
Students are experimenting with fall poetry. They are writing diamante poems - a diamante poem takes the shape of a diamond. Each line uses specific types of words, like nouns, adjectives, and –ing words. It does not have to rhyme.
Students have discovered the thesaurus is a friend! If you are a writer, this wonderous book should be a quick reach. Thesaurus.com makes it even easier with online access. Microsoft Word's synonyms are easily accessed by simply right clicking the word in question. Students have added two great resources to their writer's toolbox.
It's a great time of the year to snuggle in and read. As the weather turns cooler, I'm enjoying homemade pumpkin spice lattes and the poets in Room 102.
21st Century Literacy Skills is a term that is used a lot these days. What does it mean? It is learning core subjects with application of technology skills. Students in Room 102 are getting lots of "technology time."
Earbuds for each student is a great idea. It isn't fun using ear phones that someone else has stuck in their ears. You can get inexpensive earbuds at discount stores. Most students probably already have their own earbuds at home. It would be a great idea to tuck the buds in a Ziploc® bag and carry them in the binder.