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Week of 9/11/17

Hello!  This week was a first full week and I think everyone was feeling like it was a pretty long one! Math – We have covered material up through 2.6.  Big topics this week include comparing and ordering numbers, making change, and continuing our work with place values.  Expect a test early next week! Reading – The Tiger Rising  has officially become a fan favorite.  We read and discussed various literac
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UPDATED POST: Author Lisa McMann coming to SFX

Unfortunately the earlier blog post about this contained an order form that didn’t have pricing for the books. I have just received the corrected form and here is the link to it Lisa McMann order form 2017 I am very excited to announce that our first author visit of the year will be for 4th-5th grade. Author Lisa McMann will be here the morning of Oct. 3 speaking with our students about how she writes her two h
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Author Lisa McMann coming to SFX

I am very excited to announce that our first author visit of the year will be for 4th-5th grade. Author Lisa McMann will be here the morning of Oct. 3 speaking with our students about how she writes her two highly engaging fantasy adventure series, Going Wild and The Unwanteds.  This summer when I was at the NERD Camp literacy conference in Michigan, I had the opportunity to meet Ms. McMann and tell her about our ama
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Ellis Island Website

Today we checked out this website about Ellis Island. The kids enjoyed the interactive media! http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/    
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Happy Labor Day!

Hi all! I hope everyone is enjoying this long weekend – I know I am!  This past week we learned about resources and people (Native American group the Narragansett) in Social Studies.  We also had our Chapter Review, which is our open-book test.  Students did not need to study ahead of time, but they had the option to take home their textbooks if they wanted to reread.  Based on our results, we will need to focu
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Welcome Back from the Library!

How wonderful it was to welcome back our students this past week! I was able to see many of the classes this past week and look forward to seeing more this week. It is exciting to have the children tell me about the great reading adventures they had this summer and have them excitedly tell me about their new favorite book. With our 3rd-8th grade students I have been busy talking about how as they progress in school,
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First Week in 4th Grade!

Hello parents! Wow – what an exciting first week back.  Although it was a short week, it sure felt like a full week.  I feel like I am already beginning to see the full personalities of all 19 of my 4th graders.  They are a great group, and I’m so excited to see where the year takes us.  This week we spent a lot of our time getting to know one another, going over rules and expectations, and building a res
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First Week in 4th Grade!

Hello parents! Wow – what an exciting first week back.  Although it was a short week, it sure felt like a full week.  I feel like I am already beginning to see the full personalities of all 19 of my 4th graders.  They are a great group, and I’m so excited to see where the year takes us.  This week we spent a lot of our time getting to know one another, going over rules and expectations, and building a res
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