Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Seasonal Fun

December is a month full of special days, and Room 100 capitalized on students' excitement.  Lessons combined fun and learning to deliver a holiday presence in the classroom. 

Enjoy the break. Classes resume January 4, 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Computer Lab Magic

Students were asked to write a descriptive paragraph about a winter scene. A descriptive paragraph gives the reader a visual picture of the topic.  It gives a point of view about how something looks, feels, tastes, smells, or sounds.  The writer’s goal is to involve the readers so that they can experience the event through the text.
With this assignment students had access to word processing software, that software made this activity fun -- and magical.  All they had to do was input their descriptive paragraph into Google Doc. Students set up the paragraph so that the first line was the shortest one. Then each line grew successively longer, until the last three lines, which were short. 

After the paragraph was typed, students highlighted the text and centered it on the page. In Google Doc that is accomplished by changing the ALIGNMENT from LEFT to CENTERED                                                          

Student writing and crafting created a tree-mendous seasonal hallway!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Pajamas and Popcorn

The latest Box Tops Contest was a 5th Grade vs. 6th Grade challenge to determine “Who Rules the School” – at least in terms of Box Tops!  
Today fifth graders celebrated their victory with a pajama and popcorn party. It was a fun competition and students agreed the real winner was the school. 

Each Box Top is worth 10¢ and that adds up fast! Please continue to collect box tops. Click the box top for a complete listing of participating products.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Seasonal Fun

A lesson in geometry, a holiday pop of color, and an excuse to begin the month of December with a fun paper craft. Mathematics is so cool.
Platonic Solids are named after the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato. There are only five of these 3-D figures, in which all the edges are of equal length. all the angles of equal measure, and all the faces are congruent shapes: Cube, Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Dodecahedron, and Icosahedron.
We're hoping to create a Polyhedra craze with our holiday door decoration.