Field Day Fun!
Engineering Solutions: Building a levee to protect New Orleans
Learning about Maine Natives with Mrs. Freitag and White Pine
Reading outside on the first warm spring day...and our visit with Captain Pike!
Extracting DNA from Strawberries with Mrs. Roberts!
Maine Day Celebration!
Awesome Reading Notebook Work
The Book Worms are just one of our five amazing book clubs. Here they are sharing their work and discussing their book, The Landry News. Students love talking with their clubs about their books!
We enjoyed the Portland Symphony Brass Quintet concert. Great music and a fun story!
Enjoying a science talk and using a microscope with Mrs. Roberts.
Meeting Ambassadors from the Center for Wildlife
Students really enjoyed creating an informational writing project of their choice this week. Students designed brochures, created slide shows, wrote essays and books!
Winter Fun Day!
Maine Animal Museum: Sharing our research through slide shows and dioramas.
Maine Animal Research in Action...
Hot off the press--Informational Books!
Students worked in groups to do a mini-research project and teach the rest of the class about animal classification. They created posters to help them teach the class.
We loved sharing our informational books with Mrs. Koelker's second graders. They read us the lab reports they had written. Third graders also prepared a "teaching point" for their second grade friend, teaching them something they'd learned about informational writing.
The mathematicians in our classroom have been learning about fractions using hands-on tools. Fraction circles have been very useful as we explore fractional parts and equivalent fractions! As always, teamwork is a big part of the learning that is happening in our classroom!
We loved writing and receiving letters this month!
Celebrating the holidays with board games and crafts....
Writing Workshop: Students worked on planning chapters of their informational books by jotting their ideas in their notebooks prior to drafting. Students experimented with different informational structures by creating charts, outlines, venn diagrams and pro/con notes to help them think through their ideas.
Learning in class with Chrome Books...
Reading like Detectives in our Mystery Reading Unit
Halloween Fun with Pumpkin Math and Costumes!
Author Visit: Gregory Trine
Kids had a blast with author Gregory Trine. They enjoyed hearing about his books and his writing life, and especially loved acting out a story. Our very own Scarlett won the evil laugh contest, with Lucas as a close second! Mr. Trine's books were very popular choices this week during library check out.
Field Trip to Old York
We had a wonderful visit to the Museums of Old York and enjoyed participating in their Farmer and Sailor program. We learned about two of the major symbols on our state flag and learned about the lives of farmers and sailors in York in the early 1800's. Those buckets of water were very heavy! Who knew you had to feed the animals before breakfast...