Friday, March 19, 2010

Richard Peck Author Study

Our next author study is Richard Peck. We will be reading one of his books in class, but you will need to choose a different one to read at home. We will be reading A Long Way From Chicago in class. We have several of his books in class that you may borrow. You can also find all of those titles at the Springfield Public Library.

You will then need to do some kind of project to share with the class about your book. We have discussed some ideas in class, and those include writing a song about the book and performing it for the class, write a newsletter with articles related to the book, dress up as your main character to tell us about your book, act out your favorite part of the book, or just about anything else you can think of that will be a way of sharing your book with the class. Keep in mind, all of this project will be completed at home, but you can bring your book to school to read during free choice reading time. Please choose a different type of project than what you have done for past author studies.

Follow these links for even more ideas:
List of 200 ideas

Your assignment:

I need you to post a comment telling me which book you are going to read and what your project will be. You don't have to include the details, but I would like for you to have a general idea of what you would like to do.

The actual projects are due April 23rd. We will all share our projects with our classmates that day. I can't wait to see what creative ways you decide to share your reading with our class!

- Mrs. Garrett

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Area and Perimeter

Hi Students,

Your task is to watch the video, complete the activity at the following link, and leave a comment.

Activity Link

Bonus Link HERE - Pi song and video to celebrate Pi day!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Garrett

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Hello Students!

I am noticing fewer and fewer students are keeping up with the blog. Help me remember to remind everyone in class this week.

As each of you are working on your own PowerPoint presentations about the westward expansion, as a class, we are studying the Lewis and Clark Expedition in greater detail. Wonders of Wildlife will be visiting our class this week to share about the pair, and their work with animals as the traveled to the Pacific and Back.

Your task for the week is to find and share two facts about Lewis and Clark and their expedition below. Remember - I'm only accepting comments that are complete sentences and include appropriate punctuation and capitalization.

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Garrrett