Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Caring About Your Family

Today is Wednesday, November 19, 2008. You know there are many ways to keep in touch. How do you keep in touch with your family? Noah says you can call them. Gracie uses the computer to keep in touch. Aubrey invites them to her house. I learned that you can use a X-Box 360 to talk to family. Samantha will send letters to keep in touch. How can we show people that we care? Taylor G. is going to be nice. Aubrey will love them. Jake will help them. Seth will help people that are hurt.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What Inventors Do

Today is Wednesday, November 12. 2008. Behind every invention is a good idea. Everybody has good ideas. How do inventors turn good ideas into inventions? Jake says that they can fix a problem but they have to have smart brains to do it. Gracie says they might draw it out on a piece of paper. Haley tells us that they may visit a junk yard for supplies. Samantha suggest that inventors save things and then about a year later they can use them.

Journal by Gracie

I envented a Robot Dog. And it's name is helper dog. And she will do stuf like cleaning up my room. She will do my home work for me. She never stops intill I tell her to. Helper dog is very very smart. She is a dog. She is a poodle.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Help a Friend

Today is Friday, October 24, 2008. This week we read about animals helping each other to live and enjoy life. Why is it often better to work with others? Gracie thinks that if you fought with friends they would get mad at you and it would become a bigger fight. "If you don't work together then they will get mad at you and go tell someone," says Samantha. "You could climb a tree when you help someone else. You could give them a boost up," explained Tre. Anthony told us that if someone doesn't know how to swim, you could help them. First you could start them out with a floaty. Then you could hold them if you are strong enough. Let go and push. Tell them to move their legs and arms and off they go swimming.

We are studing about the upcoming election.

We checked out this website for lots of information about the candidates. Check it out at home with your family.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Journal by Jake

I am scared of Ms. Cades mad face. Like when people get in trouble.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Journal by Jacob

My favrit food is vegetable soup. I love it. It make me think urv cleaning up my ruom. I love cleaning up my ruem it is fun because you like up your ruom. happing Halloween.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

All about Racing

Today is Tuesday, October 14, 2008. Yesterday we heard about Turtle and Beaver. We read about how they compete in a race that is not just for recreation. What are some times you have been in a race? Jordan races Trinity. Samantha was in a foot race with her brother, Caleb. Taylor G. was in a race with her sister, Sayde, to the basketball court. Gracie was in a race with Kenzie. Anthony was in a race to see who could eat the most hot dogs with his step-brother.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Talking about Sharing

Today is Monday, October 13, 2008. People either live alone or with others. Animals usually share their space. When does sharing make sense? “When you have a group of family, you share,” said Aubrey. “You could share your lunch with people that didn’t have one,” explained Haley. Anthony told us that if you have a hot tub and you invite friends over, you could share the hot tub with the jets on. “Like if someone in the family don’t have no house, you could share it with them,” Jake told us. Alec says you could share a T.V. with someone that doesn’t have one.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Our Teams

Today is Wednesday, October 08, 2008. We are learning about teams. What type of team do you play on? Seth plays on a flag football team. Tre plays on the red Braves team in baseball. Anthony plays on a running team. Taylor G. plays on a soccer team and is on a cheerleading squad. Haley is on a cheerleading squad. Gracie is on a basketball team. Ron is on T-Ball and soccer teams. Taylor M. plays on a volleyball team. Alec races with his go-cart. Samantha is on the Green Hornets soccer team. Jake plays on basketball and baseball teams.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Help the Team

Today is Tuesday, October 07, 2008. Today we will read about Ronald Morgan and his baseball team. Ronald isn’t a very good player, but he’s still an important part of the team. What are some ways that individuals can help a team? Samantha says,” They can try to hit a ball really far.” Jake says, “They can make a homerun.” “They can help each other by cheering the team on,” tells Tre. “To help the team, you can get a runner out,” explains Seth.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Today is Monday, October 06, 2008. A team is like a family. It’s important that each person supports the others. What makes a team? Haley states, “They work together to help each other.” “They play together and have fun,” tells Aubrey. “They treat each other kindly,” explains Tre. Gracie says a team must work hard so they can do good.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Funniest Week - Week in Review by Samantha

This week was the funnest week. I think it was fun because I got bring a movie on Friday. It was fun because I got to bring candy. I got to show pictures. I got to bring a book. I brought Junie B. Jones. I think school is fun!

Apple Pie - journal by Taylor G.

Fist a payne for the pie lete for flawer. Next milk in to buder and eggs and salt too. Last appls and siynmen and shuger. Cut your apples and you make it and bayke and bake the crust! You eat it up!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I love my Mom and Dad - journal by Aubrey

I love my mom and dad so much. my dad and my mom lets me sometims go to my fradins house too. I love my mom and my dad too. thay are nis to me. so nis thay brote me a pony but it is wid. I mite ride him one day.

Today's Math Lesson

Today is Thursday, October 02, 2008. Today in math we learned how to add two digit numbers. We added the ones side together and the tens side together to make the sum. Jake thinks that it is fun. Yesterday we learned that the alligator mouth eats the largest number.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Things about Math

Today is Wednesday, October 01, 2008. We are talking about different ways to write numbers in Math. We have learned that every number is a digit. We are learning how to write numbers in tens and ones. We are excited about not having spelling words this week. We also don’t have a reading story this week. YEA!!

Bringing Stuff - Week in review by Tre

I am glad that I am star student. I get to bring a toy and a movie. I get to bring snack for the class. I brought rice krispies and scooby doo snacks. I get to make a poster. I feel proud because I get to bring stuff.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

How Dogs Can Help Us

Today is Tuesday, September 23, 2008. Today we will read about Jim and his smart dogs. We will read about how the dogs try hard to help Jim before it’s too late. What are some ways for dogs to help people? “Dogs can rescue people,” said Taylor G. Anthony tells us that blind people have dogs that lead them away from danger and protect them. “Dogs can bark and get help from other people,” explains Samantha.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Getting Away From Danger

Today is Monday, September 22, 2008. Fires, tornadoes, and getting lost are hazards. People can often get hurt. What do we do in a dangerous situation? “You could go out the window and step on the fire escape and lower yourself to the ground if there was a fire,” explained Tre. “You could hide under your bed if there was a tornado,” told Samantha. Haley said, “Stand in the same place and someone will come looking for you if you are lost.” Anthony will send an S.O.S. with a flashlight when he gets lost.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Week in Review by Taylor M.

My aunt and me went to the park. The playground opened new stuff to play on. I liked the zip line.

Journal by Haley - Me and My Frins Go Trugtreting Together

Me and Taylor and ethin and Suny and Kuin mabe mit go trugtreting this halyenrey and I am going to be a wich and taylor is going to be a prinsas and sun is going to be a bune rabit and we are going to have the same bags and the same katoos and we are going to have fun

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Shocked Ant

Today is Tuesday, September 16, 2008. Today we will read a fantasy about an ant with a question. Whom does the ant check with to find the answer? Gracie remembers the sun. Samantha remembers the rock. Haley remembers the wind. What does he find out? “He finds out that he and his family are the strongest one,” clearly explained Jake. Why is the ant shocked? “The ant was shocked because he and his family were the strongest the one,” told Anthony. Gracie said it was because he was so small.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Asking Questions

Today is Monday, September 15, 2008. Do you wonder about some things? Do you know why your eyes sometimes water on a warm day? Aubrey says it is because the sun is shining. Jacob says the sun makes your eyes water. When we are searching for answers, whom can we ask? “We can ask a grown-up or a scientist,” Gracie told us. “We can ask mom and dad,” explains Samantha. “We can ask Ms. Cade,” said Jake.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Week in Review by Ron

I learned about the desert. I had fun because I see my cousin in the lunchroom. Treasure math taught me about maps. We ate fruit and my favorite was plum. We made a bar graph with that survey. I feel excited about school.

Journal by Aubrey

if I take a walk on the desert I wood take a bottle of water and a sleping bag and a friend with me and I mite bring another on with me and I mite breng my dog and my dole and my other friend and my other dog Seney.

Learning About the Desert

Today is Friday, September 12, 2008. This week we made many discoveries about the arid desert. We found out that the desert is a landform without much precipitation. Some deserts have sand dunes. Can a cactus be a haven for animals? Taylor G. says that cactuses can be homes for animals. “A woodpecker makes a hole in the cactus,” told Ron.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ways to Learn About the Desert

Today is Thursday, September 11, 2008. Where could you find out more about the desert? Jake thinks we could look on the T.V. Haley and Taylor G. said we should use the internet. Samantha told us that there are books about the desert that would help. What could tell you that the inside of a cactus feels slippery or that cactus candy is sweet? Adjectives are words that describe. Slippery and sweet are both adjective.

Things to See in the Desert - Journal by Seth

If I was on a walk in the desert I wood see a scorpian. If I ran into a radlesnake I wood yell AAAAAAHHHHH.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In The Desert - Journal by Haley

In teh dezrd you mit see a rattlesnake or a jackrabbit or a lizards and othre amles and I use skerd too win my brother use walking in my pawas yard a snak jump at him

Discovering Desert Animals

Today is Wednesday, September 10, 2008. Many animals that live in the desert sleep in the heat of the day. They come out at night to find food. What else can we learn about animals by exploring the desert? “Some animals leave their food in the desert,” told Alec. “In our book, a woodpecker was pecking on a cactus. He was going to live there,” explained Jake. “We can learn about what habitats animals live in,” said Gracie.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Desert Things

Today is Tuesday, September 09, 2008. Today we will read about walking in the desert. What will we see and hear and feel? Jake says we will see a kangaroo rat. Seth thinks we will hear coyotes. Samantha knows we will feel the sand. What lives in the desert? “Jackrabbits live in the desert,” told Gracie. Anthony shouted, “Rattlesnakes!” What will you spot? Alec spies coyotes. Tre gazes at a Prickly Pear Cactus. A small Kit Fox is what Aubrey finds in the desert.

Friday, September 5, 2008

How Much I Have Learned - Week in Review by Gracie

This week I had fun because I got to learn a whole lot of new things. I learned how to spell some states that I have been wanting to learn. I learned that you need to be respectful to other people and have responsibility. I learned about fact families. I felt happy because I learned a lot of new things.

Things Under Rocks

Today is Friday, September 05, 2008. This week we read about exploring nature. Henry and Mudge found wildlife and a galaxy of stars. If they looked underneath rocks, could they identify fascinating insects? Anthony thinks they could. Keana thinks they could find worms. Aubrey says she might find a fly.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Discovering Star Pictures

Today is Thursday, September 04, 2008. How do stars make pictures in the sky? “It is like connect the dots with stars,” explains Taylor G. “ They made pictures for legendary things like the bear,” tells Anthony. You can see some star pictures during autumn and some others before the fall season.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Lost in the Woods

If i wus lost i would mack a fire. Then i would cimb the tree and fid a spot ot rist. then I would call hlpe.

By Tre

Discovering the Forest

Today is Wednesday, September 03, 2008. There are many things to learn about the forest. Some animals and plants look different close-up and far away. What else can we discover by exploring nature in the forest? Haley thinks we could discover nature. “You could discover worms,” says Samantha. “You could discover where animals live at,” explains Gracie.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Time I Went Camping

One time me and my ant wint camping it was fun we fuond a lake we jumeped in and then I wint under and I saw a fish it pinched my noss it ticled we had fun. and I got to go Hunting it was cool. me and my ant haf fun camping.
Journal entry by Anthony

Our Class talks about Camping

Today is Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Today we will read about a boy and his dog who explore nature on a camping trip. What do people do when they camp? Jake thinks people have fun. Tre says, “They swim in the lake.” “They have to look for firewood,” says Samantha. Anthony says, “They go on a hike and if they found a lake they would dive in.”

Friday, August 29, 2008

Spelling Words for September 2 - 5

bonus: Arizona

A Week in Space- Week in Review by Seth

This week was interesting. This week we went to computer class and went to the new lab. We read a new story about space. My aunt was still teaching gym. That is interesting because we get to do a lot of fun things with her. This week I was very happy that I was star student.

Astronauts in Space

Today is Friday, August 29, 2008. This week we read about people who want to explore space. What do real astronauts do in space? “They learn about the moon and other planets,” said Jacob. Gracie said, “They learn about what Earth does when it is spinning.” “The astronauts float in space,” said Ivie.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Morning message 8-28-08

Today is Thursday, August 28, 2008. Today we’ll read about kids going to space camps. They find out how it feels to be up in space. What do you think being in space camp is like? “I think it would be fun because you would get to see the planets,” said Haley. Jake thinks it will be cool. “It would be kind of scary because you would be meeting new people,” said Samantha.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Morning message 8-27-08

Today is Wednesday, August 27, 2008. An astronaut helps us learn things about space. What would you do if you went to space to help others learn? Samantha would go to the moon and see if there was life on other planets. Ivie would like to learn about the other planets. Anthony would go to Pluto to see if life is there.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Morning Message 8-26-08

Today is Tuesday, August 26, 2008. Today we will read about astronauts who explore space. What do you think it feels like to take off into space? “It would be cool,” said Alec. Anthony said, “It would be scary to go that fast and that high because some people are afraid of heights.” “It would be fun!” said Jake. Jacob thinks it would be scary.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Morning Message 8-25-08

Today is Monday, August 25, 2008. Astronauts fly somewhere into space. They can fly around our beautiful Earth. Why would anyone want to explore space? “I would want to see the moon and stars,” said Ron. Taylor G. said, ”I would want to look at the planets.” Jordan wants to go to space to see the stars and moons. “I could look at Pluto or Earth,” said Jacob.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Ivie's Week in Review

I like being the star student because you get to bring stuff to show your whole class. You get to bring a movie and watch it with the class. I took a test this week in math and reading. I did good. My favorite related arts class was art this week. I liked the poem of the week. We decorated it by drawing a setting and making a friend to go in the setting. I am really happy because I got two 100s on test.

Morning Message 8-22-08

Today is Friday, August 22, 2008. This week we read about what we might find in a new neighborhood. Iris moved from an urban neighborhood to a rural one. What did she investigate? “She discovered what the country would be like,” says Gracie. Aubrey says, “Iris made a new friend in the country.” Ivie says, “She rode a horse in the country, too.”

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Morning Message Thursday

Today is Thursday, August 21, 2008. Today we will read two poems. What makes a poem different from a story? Anthony says, “A poem has love notes in it.” Samantha says, “They don’t have as many words as a story.” Jacob says, “You can sing a poem and a story you have to read.” Can a poem be as warm as a bath? Anthony says, “Yes, the water in a bath makes you warm and the love notes can make you warm, too.”

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Morning Message 8-20-08

Today is Wednesday, August 20, 2008. In our story today, Iris and Walter go investigating. What plants could we investigate in the forest? Jake thinks we could find poison ivy. Seth says we can find beautiful flowers. Alec is going to find big trees.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Spelling Words for the week of 8-18


Morning Message 8-19-08

Today is Tuesday, August 19, 2008. Today we will read about Iris. Iris moves to a new neighborhood, but she is lonely. What could she discover that might help her? Tre thinks she could find a dog. Haley thinks she could find a turtle. Ivie thinks she could go out and find a friend.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

First Week!

Our week is going great. We are learning all about the classroom and school. We have been reading school books and reviewing addition. We are getting to know each other a little more each day.
Next week, we will start working in our reading books. The first story is about friendship. What a great way to start!

Friday, July 25, 2008

The end of summer

I hope everyone is enjoying their last bit of summer. Our Back to School Bash is on August 7th. I can't wait to meet my new class.