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Friday, February 13, 2015

We Got Creamed!

This week, fourth grade students took the PAS test for the third time.  If they scored proficient or distinguished or answered five more questions correctly, they got to cream us!  Needless to say, we got creamed a lot and had a lot of laughs!  All their hard work is paying off- keep it PANTHERS!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cumberland County Roots

I was so excited to get a text message from a parent on Sunday after an outing their family had went on!  They sent me these pictures of some roots they spotted down by the lake and they are awesome!

What happens in leaves?

Students investigated leaves and moss this week to see what they could observe.  They came up with some great thick questions such as "Why is one side of the leaf darker than the other?"  We read and researched to find out!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Ninja Brain Break

We usually do some type of brain break during RTI, because it's really quiet and it's right after lunch, so it's easy to get sleepy.  This is really funny and just makes us laugh and it only takes a couple of minutes!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Flip the Sign!

We recorded this little snippet this week to include in our morning procedures and we call it "Nominations and Flip the Sign".  (I got this idea from a blog a friend shared with me that is so awesome!)  Our leader of the week leads this part of our day and students know that when they hear the song, that is their cue to gather their things and stand behind their seat.  Then our class L.E.D. sign for Studio 214 is turned on (like flipping the sign for a business means they are ready for the day), signaling that we are ready to learn and be leaders!  We then nominate students who have been leaders the prior day and students call out names and tell how they saw them being a leader and they get a dream dollar!  We are working towards identifying how our cast is using the 7 Habits!

This is our song we sing to start the day!

It's hard to hear, but students are nominating each other for Leader in Me habits they saw each other doing!

QR Codes- Parent Communication

We have started placing QR Codes on our weekly parent newsletters to help families reach resources and websites easier, just by scanning the code!  We also placed one outside our classroom door so anyone who visits can see what we've been up to and keep up with our class news!

Venus Fly Trap

A very sweet student got us a Venus Fly Trap for our classroom this week and we planted it!  We have been talking about plants and their structures and functions.  We can't wait to watch it grow!