Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hour of Code

The kids were completely engrossed in using a coding app during our Hour of Code with Mr. Charltray.







Monday, November 28, 2016

Ancient Egypt - Virtual Tour

We kicked off our study of Ancient Egypt with a virtual tour of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. By looking into the box held up to their face, the kids were seeing a 3-D scene on an iphone app. 

 (Kids took these pictures!)









Monday, November 21, 2016

Posters About the Conventions of Nonfiction

The kids are making posters about the conventions of nonfiction, such as subtitles, subtopics, glossaries, and captions.  This work will help them to write their own informational articles in writing workshop.  It will also be useful in our upcoming social studies unit about ancient Egypt.  









Picasso Monsters!

Take a look at these remarkable monsters the kids created, which were modeled on Picasso's paintings!  





Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Afternoon

Some parents very generously offered to provide crafts for the afternoon's celebration.  The kids had a wonderful time visiting four craft stations. You can see the delight in their faces! 

Following craft time, they enjoyed some freeze dancing to Halloween tunes.






















The Masterminds! We can't thank you enough!...


Freeze Dancing...





Halloween Morning

In the morning, the children practiced Halloween poems in groups with friends and then "performed" them for the class.  Some chose to simply read the poems and others added some dramatic effects.