Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mr. L. Is Out Today

I will be at a training all day for The Right Brain Initiative.  Retired James John Teacher Ms. Ikada will be in to help Mr. Morantte today.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Intergalactic Planatary! Planatary Intergalactic!

We finished our planet reports.  We just finished our solar system posters and are now making paper mâché models of the planets that we have been studying.  We were able to get some huge balloons, and a great deal, from the nice people at the Lippman Company.
















Thursday, January 26, 2012

Solar System Posters

We have some lovely (and informative) artwork up in the stairwell by our class. (We're running out of wall space.)





























Friday, January 20, 2012

Celebrity Guest Read Alouder Today: Colin Meloy


Colin Meloy was kind enough to stop by our room today to read from his book Wildwood.  Currently, he is in the middle of writing the second book of Wildwood Chronicles.
It was great having a local author (who we've been reading) come in and read a chapter to us.


"I like how he explained words that we didn't know."  -Savannah


"I could tell he read a lot of books in his childhood." - Demetrio


"I loved how he read with expression." - Eva & Alexia











Congratulations Kai!



Kai is our Learn for Life Student of the Week.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Planet Research

Yesterday we started writing our research papers on our planets.  We have learned about finding good sources and how to summarize.  Your 3rd Grader has read several books on their planet, worked with iPad apps that show their planet's orbit and have even "tweeted" facts about their planet.  As you can see from some of the pictures - they now have a lot to write about.