The very first fabulous fourth grader from room 231 is such a kind person. He is quiet and well-mannered. He gets his work complete, and has been very good at returning all communications to and from school. He is a bat boy for the Clinton Lumberkings, and very much enjoys it. They are lucky to have him! I'm anxious to watch Quentin (Q) Mangelsen grow in my classroom community!
Hello Families! Be sure to check under the tabs of this website often. Today I added some pictures of our ELA lesson.
This might sound very funny, but.... our classroom can be COLD. Feel free to send a sweatshirt with your child, as it does get chilly in here. They can just keep it in their locker. Again, that sounds crazy to say with temperatures in the 90's. :)
I've started a ticket system with the class. On Fridays, the students will be able to 'purchase' items with their tickets. When necessary, I have been taking tickets away as well. The kids have been doing a terrific job getting their planners signed. We'll begin goal setting for Language Arts next week.
Thanks for your continued support!
Families of 231-
I can't believe I'm blogging to say that the first week is over. The week went by so quickly, without major hiccups. Today, the students had a demonstration from our district orchestra leader. There is a flyer coming home about it tonight.
The first book order is coming home tonight as well, and I'm asking they are brought back, or ordered online by next Thursday.
I'll be posting a couple of math videos from today under the 'Math' tab... I'm extremely impressed with their thinking ALREADY!
On the second day of school we made cards that represent things that make us happy. Yesterday I created a tower of happiness for all Eagle Heights to see! :)
What an awesome way to start off the year! The sun was shining, it wasn't too hot (yet), and we had some fun getting to know each other. I feel like the day went by so quickly! We did many activities that centered around building community within our classroom. The emphasis being that we are a school family, and although we may not always get along with one another, be each other's best friends, we will always respect our peers. The team building activity below was much more challenging than it looks. Each team had 6 strands of spaghetti, one large marshmallow, a yard of tape, and a yard of string. Their task was to see which group could build the tallest tower (with the marshmallow on top) in 18 minutes. The winning team's tower was 17" tall! See you tomorrow 4th graders!
We are finishing up our solar system unit in room 231. The kids have been actively engaged, and have soaked in some really cool things about our 11 planets. Yes, I said 11! There were 3 dwarf planets ( Eris, Pluto, and Ceres). Below are some pictures of the students' 'aliens' that needed accommodations to survive on their researched planet.
As you are aware, I am lucky enough to be your child's student teacher! You all have wonderful kids that listen and respect their teachers. I have had a very enjoyable 5 weeks thus far and I am looking forward to spending my days with this fantastic group of students for the next 2 weeks. While I have been at Eagle Heights we were able to do some really cool activities.
Right now in Language Arts we are learning Main Idea and Supporting Details. We have spent about a week on this topic and they are really understanding the material. We have also started a Literature Circle on the book Hatchet. We have worked through chapter 6 and your child will be periodically bringing home a packet of questions for homework.
In Math we are working on a Geometry unit that we are almost completed with. During this unit we have worked on angles, lines, rays, shapes, symmetry, and converting measurements.
In Science we are finishing up body systems. I have done the circulatory, respiratory, nervous, and finishing with the digestive system. The students just finished their Power Point presentations on the Nervous System today and they were great! A lot of hard work and collaboration with their peers paid off. They were all very good!
If you need anything do not hesitate to call the school or email me at Mrs. Felkey's account.
We are so excited to to have Ms. Cassie Jacobs as a student teacher in our classroom. Ms. Jacobs will be with us for 7 weeks. Two of the seven weeks she wiill be teaching 'full time.' So far, Ms. Jacob's is doing a fantastic job, and the kids are responding so well to her! As you can see here... her only downfall is that she isn't a Vikings Fan :)
I feel honored that Mrs. Rhoades has once again invited me to come share my passion of literature with her college class at Ashford. My fourth graders think its pretty cool that I am bragging about them to the big kids :) I'm anxious to share literature with the 'big kids' from a fourth graders point of view!
Yesterday Azzy finished the book, Earthquake Terror by my favorite author, Peg Kehret. Notice the vocabulary/language he uses. Also notice the passion he has for the book. Great job Azzy!