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May 3-7


This week was Teddy Bear week. Our Teddy Bears joined us for a week of school. There were teddy bears all over our classroom- big ones and small, brown ones and black. They helped us with our reading and math work along with joining us during free play time. Throughout the week, we wrote about our bears, did some gummy bear math and science, and gave our bears a ride on the parachute. We also watched a few Berenstain Bear videos about manners and kindness.



Monday:

Today is the feast of St. Philip the Apostle. In religion, we talked about St. Philip and all the Apostles. Then we watched a video about St. Philip.

In reading, we were introduced to two new sight word, get & when. After using our words in a sentence, we reviewed the short a sound. Then we completed 3 different worksheets. We had to rearrange letters to spell words, match the word to a picture, and complete the sentence with a word from the word bank.

After recess, we started our Spring NWEA (standardized) testing. We took the Reading test. It measured things like Foundational Skills, Language & Writing, Literature & Informational, and Vocabulary Use and Functions.

In math, we continued working with functions. First, we completed several function machine charts when we know the function. Then we worked on figuring out the function when we know some of the input and output numbers. First we had to figure out if the numbers were getting bigger or smaller. Then we had to figure by how much they were changing. Once we figured out the functions we could predict the answers that would come out with a given number.



Tuesday:

We started reading time by reviewing all of our sight words. Then, we reviewed the short e sound. Then we completed 3 different worksheets. We had to rearrange letters to spell words, match the word to a picture, and complete the sentence with a word from the word bank. We also worked on a writing project about our Teddy Bears. We had to pretend to interview them. We had to answer the questions for our bear. We had to list some of its characteristic likes its color and name. Then we had to measure our bear. Next, we had to get creative. We had to list some of its favorite things like food, color, and sport. Finally, we added a little picture of us holding our teddy bear.

After recess, we completed our spring NWEA test. This time we took the Mathematics test. It measures things like Operations & Algebraic Thing, Numbers & Operations, Measurement & Data, and Geometry.

In the afternoon, we completed our calendar binder and then worked on some things for graduation. First, we practiced our songs and actions. Then we worked on coloring our invitations for our family and friends.



Wednesday:

We started our reading time by reviewing the short i sound. Then we completed 3 different worksheets. We had to rearrange letters to spell words, match the word to a picture, and complete the sentence with a word from the word bank. We also reviewed compound words. After trying to guess several different compound words from picture combinations, we completed a compound word worksheet.

In religion, we talked about the Apostles. Then we watched a video about Jesus calling the Apostles and making them fishers of men.

In the afternoon, we practiced our songs for our graduation and worked on our invitations.

Then moved on to a math packet. We had to do all of our assignments from a bag of gummy bears. We started with a little estimating and counting. Then we sorted them into colors. Next we created a tally mark chart and a graph from our color information. Then we created pattern using our gummy bears. We made an AAB, ABB, ABC, AABC, and AABA. We found the AABA pattern the hardest because it end with the same color as it begins with. Finally we did some measuring with our gummy bears. We stated by measuring specific items like our pencil box and scissor. Then we had to find objects that measured a specific length like 5 gummy bears. We also started a science experiment. We each made a guess of what will happen to a gummy bear that is placed in a cup of water over night. After recording our guess, we recorded what our gummy bear looked like before being placed in the water including the height and the width.



Thursday:

Ms. Torborg was gone today. Mrs. Dingman was our sub

We started our reading time by reviewing the short o sound. Then we completed 3 different worksheets. We had to rearrange letters to spell words, match the word to a picture, and complete the sentence with a word from the word bank. We also played 4 in a Row with short o words.

In math, we played a new game, Fishing for Ten. This game is similar to go fish. Instead of wanting pair or two of the same number, the goal is to get two card that add together to make ten. On your turn, we needed to ask for a number that would make a group of ten with a number in your hand. For example: if you had an eight, you would ask for a two. If they didn’t have one, you needed to pick a card from the pile in the middle.

In religion, we continued learning about the Apostles. Today we completed an art project. We created the Last Supper with Jesus and the Apostles. All of the pieces were cut out of foam and in little kits. We had to listen to directions to put them together.

We also finished our science experiment. Before we took our gummy bear out of the water, we each made a visual observation. We noticed that the gummy bear looked much bigger. After we took it out of the water, we compared it to a normal gummy bigger. It looked a lot bigger. Then we measured it to support our visual facts. We recorded all of our information on our paper.

Friday:

Today we honored Mary by crowning her a queen. We gathered together outside as a whole school. As we went outside, we each got a flower. We started by listening to the 5th graders tell us about Mary and her life. When it was our turn, we got to put our flower in the vase in front of the Mary statue. After all of the flowers were placed, Xyla place a crown of flowers on Mary’s head. Finally, we sang a song about Mary.

We started our reading time by reviewing the short u sound. Then we completed 3 different worksheets. We had to rearrange letters to spell words, match the word to a picture, and complete the sentence with a word from the word bank. We also reviewed our sight words and completed our two sight word worksheets, then & get.

In math, we finished our gummy bear math packet. Then we got to eat a few gummy bears.

We ended our day by watching a Berenstain Bear movie about the “gimmies” with our bears and then taking them outside to give them a ride on the parachute and down the slide.