Room 104's Butterfly Release

  • Moose Hill Fun!

    Posted by Diane Gray on 5/28/2019

    Moose Hill was such a wonderful time for all!  We enjoyed special tours through the woods and meadows by Mass. Audubon experts.  We saw live bats, snakes, and spiders!  We took a tour with our senses and pretended to be a fox searching for it's food in the woods.  Then we talked and found the different signs of the season.  Ask the children about the various animal homes we saw.  It was great!

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  • Butterfly Release!

    Posted by Diane Gray on 5/28/2019

    It was a beautiful Friday afternoon last week and it was a perfect day for the butterflies to leave our classroom.  The children ate their snack outside and watched as we released all 6 of them!  It was so exciting to watch them be free at Heights!

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  • Poetry

    Posted by Diane Gray on 5/28/2019

    Poetry has been launched in both Reader's and Writer's Workshop.  We talked about how poetry can be so many done in so many different ways and typically it's done from the heart.  Meaning, poets write about things they know a lot about or care about.  We introduced a Heart Map and had the kids draw in their heart about things that they know a lot about and that hold a special place for them.  When the kids felt ready, they began to make up great poetry.  Some wrote about their families, a love of sports, a favorite food, or a best friend.  Today, we started to talk about some of the elements of poetry and I was so impressed with the structure and stories that began to develop from their Heart Maps. Be sure to ask your child what they put in their heart!

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  • Math: Comparison Bars

    Posted by Diane Gray on 4/5/2019

    The kids just learned how to compare data in story problems using comparison bars.  They are able to collect information, represent it, and ask and answer questions using the data.  They are using important math vocab words such as organize, represent, data, sort, compare, category, more, and fewer.  We will cover more of this throughout next week as well.

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  • Expository Writing: How to...

    Posted by Diane Gray on 4/5/2019

    The kids have been learning about expository writing through teaching each other about how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and how to brush your teeth!  The kids really had some wonderful opening sentences to grab their readers - ask them about some of the jokes they made about teeth and what onomatopoeia is...they loved making sounds in their papers.  

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  • Reader's Workshop - Non-Fiction

    Posted by Diane Gray on 3/20/2019

    We started learning about the features of non-fiction.  We read Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar(fiction), and compared it to a non-fiction book about butterflies.  We discussed how a fiction book's purpose is to entertain and read for enjoyment, there is a beginning, middle, and end, and it has story elements.  Then, we compared it to non-fiction and discussed how it's purpose is to learn and is based on facts, real events, and real people.  Today we discussed the importance of the title, table of contents, and photographs.  

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  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Author's Breakfast June 4th

    Posted by Diane Gray on 3/20/2019

    Your child will be showing you the beautiful writing they have done throughout the year at our class Author's Breakfast on June 4th at 9:15am - 10:15am in the cafeteria.  More details will follow as it get's closer.  We hope to see you there!

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  • Storybook Visit at High School April 29th

    Posted by Diane Gray on 3/20/2019

    9th grade english students from Sharon High School visited with us last Tuesday.  They interviewed our class and went to recess and lunch with us too!  The 9th graders will now return to their school and turn the interviews into wonderful stories.  Now we will be heading to the high school on April 29th to hear those stories.  We can't wait to see our new friends again.

    I will send home a note about our high school visit this week.  Please sign and return in your child's folder as soon as possible.  Thank you!

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  • Life Science - Animals

    Posted by Diane Gray on 3/20/2019

    Last week the kids began learning about animals and how they use their body parts to help them survive.  We broke into groups and talked about how some animals use their ears, eyes, feet, nose, mouth, and tails to help them survive.  We then investigated further into each body part to see if the animal needed it to help them grow and live, or did it help make their life easier(sometimes it was both).  The kids had great discussions and really took over the lesson and learned so much!  Then we began to discuss the term, offspring.  This week we focused on 3 birds and their offspring - The Crane, Puffin, and Penguin.  We read a book about each, watched some interesting videos about where their nests are built, and ended with a great discussion on similarities and differences.  Be sure to ask the children what is an offspring, about each animals nest, and how they help protect their offspring, and what some WOW facts were that they learned along the way.  

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  • Family Game Night Raffle Basket

    Posted by Diane Gray on 3/20/2019

    Please check your email for the sign up genius from Mrs. Gary to donate a game to our Family Game Night basket from our class.  This basket is sure to be a hit come raffle time - there's something for everyone to enjoy!  Thank you so much!!

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    Monday  Gym

    Tuesday  Library

    Wednesday  Art

    Thursday  Gym

    Friday Music


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