Monday, March 16, 2015

March Guest Speaker: Kaleigh Schrock


Kaleigh Schrock, captain of the Fort Wayne Komets came to talk to our school today. He talked about respecting others, always trying your best, and never giving up. It was really neat to listen to him talk to the kids about how you should always be learning and that no matter how old you are that you will always continue to learn! 

Spirit Winners


Carnival

This year's Wayne Center carnival will be April 17th. Mrs. Erexson will be in the dunk tank during the time of 6:30 to 7:00. Make sure you come and buy your tickets for a chance to dunk her :) 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fact and Opinion



Kids are showing their knowledge of fact and opinion using their iPads. First they were to take a picture of something at home. Secondly, they were to write two facts and two opinions about the object in the picture.

Weather Project Rubric

Rubric for Weather Research Project

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The graphic organizer is filled in with relevant information. (Description, Location/Time of Year/Season, How it Begins, Capabilities, interesting facts)
The graphic organizer is mostly filled in with relevant information. There might be some information that is off topic or in the wrong place.
The graphic organizer has many open spaces. There is not a lot of information on the page. The information that is on the page is not necessarily relevant to the topic that is being researched.

There is a title slide on the project with a clear title, and author.

There is a title slide on the project. It might be missing either a title or the author.

There is no title slide. Or there is a title slide without a title or an author.

There are three informational slides.

There are at least two informational slides.


There is only one informational slide.
Slide One:
·         There is a title or main idea
·         There are at least 3 facts about the main idea.
·         There is at least one picture and no more than two pictures.
Slide One:
·         There is a title/ main idea but it doesn’t match the  information on the page.
·         There are less than 3 facts
·         There are more than 2 pictures.
Slide One:
·         There might not be a title or it might not match the information on the page.
·         Facts don’t have anything to do with the topic
·         More than 2 pictures or no pictures at all.
Slide Two:
·         There is a title or main idea
·         There are at least 3 facts about the main idea.
·         There is at least one picture and no more than two pictures.
Slide Two:
·         There is a title/ main idea but it doesn’t match the information on the page.
·         There are less than 3 facts
·         There are more than 2 pictures.
Slide Two:
·         There might not be a title or it might not match the information on the page.
·         Facts don’t have anything to do with the topic
·         More than 2 pictures or no pictures at all.
Slide Three:
·         There is a title or main idea
·         There are at least 3 facts about the main idea.
·         There is at least one picture and no more than two pictures.
Slide Three:
·         There is a title/ main idea but it doesn’t match the information on the page.
·         There are less than 3 facts
·         There are more than 2 pictures.
Slide Three:
·         There might not be a title or it might not match the information on the page.
·         Facts don’t have anything to do with the topic
·         More than 2 pictures or no pictures at all.

Font/Color/Size is easy to read by the audience


Font/Color/Size is a little difficult to read by the audience.

Font/Color/Size is very difficult to read by the audience.

Very few mistakes (less than 5) in the conventions


Few mistakes between 6-10 in the conventions

11 mistakes or more in the conventions

Fun Fraction Math

The class used Fruit Roll Ups and cookies to create fractions. It was such a fun way to show their understanding for halves, thirds, and fourths. 
 




Friday, March 13, 2015

NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW

We started having spelling homework every night this week. We will be continuing with this from here on out. Your child WILL HAVE spelling homework Monday-Thursday. (This means they will have a paper spelling assignment to turn in to class.) 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Week 27
Week 27 has been flying by! I can't even believe that we are in week 27 already. The kids have been doing some really cool things this week! 

The kids are working on a research project about weather. This has been a great way for us to wrap up some Science standards! The kids have been doing such a great job with their research! I am so excited to choose a couple to share with the school board next Wednesday! 

Dictionaries are such a hard concept for kids. We have been working with the kids on working in an actual dictionary. We are doing a great job at beginning to navigate around the dictionary.