Sunday, March 25, 2012

Making of a Mystery

   During our mystery genre study, students had the opportunity to work in groups and create their own mysteries.  They used a graphic organizer to help them write it out.They had so much fun that they decided to act them out.  We definitely have talented mystery authors and actors in our class!  Check out their mystery debut..

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Welcome to Twinkie Town

    This past week we began our unit on Mini- Society. The first order of business was to name our town.  Students gave many suggestions, and in the end Twinkie Town was chosen.   Students had the opportunity to come up with a flag to represent out town. Take a look at all of the great possibilities-

The class took a vote and decided our flag. Congratulations to Layni for creating our Twinkie Town flag!   Next on our agenda is to vote on the money on Monday.  Once we have established our money, we will be moving on to jobs in the town.  Students will fill out applications to apply for a job.   Cannot wait to see all of our fine representatives of Twinkie Town!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Comparison Writing

     We are heading back to comparison writing!   Today I would like you to generate a compare and contrast graphic organizer using the link below. This will help us organize our thoughts to begin writing!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Poetry in Progress..

   After a very successful experience at our Poetry Cafe, students were asked to share their favorite poem to create a Voicethread.  We will now add a few magic touches to read the poems and make comments.  This is a poetry project in progress.... Students- If you do not see one of your poems, please make sure you turn it into me ASAP!  We want to share our finished project with the world.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

March is Mystery Month

   Everyone loves a good mystery!  This month we will be studying the elements of mystery during our monthly genre study. Students will discover clues, evidence and suspects as they try and solve mysteries. Hopefully they  will not be misled by red herrings!  Want to participate in some added mystery fun?  Check out these links below!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Fun

      We had such a great day in Powell4thgrade!  Our day was filled with many stories, as well as opportunity to skype with a classroom in Maryland.  Each classroom took turns reading pages of my all- time favorite, The Lorax.     Read Across America 2012 was a huge success in our classroom!
       Our fun did not stop when school was out!  Some of us just had to see The Lorax on opening day! It was so nice to see families celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday at the movies!  A special thank you to all of the families that joined us to see the Lorax.  A few sneaked out before I could get a picture of all of the students.    The movie definitely gets two thumbs up!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

On March 2nd, many students will be Reading Across America to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday! We are very excited to join in on this special occasion. We will be looking at all of our Dr. Seuss favorites, including my favorite- The Lorax.  You definitely need to check out Seussville, where you can find out more about the characters, books, and a few games from our favorite stories by Dr. Seuss!

Want to learn more about the Lorax? Take a look at The Lorax Project,

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?  We would love to hear from you!
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