Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Special Visitors!!

Today we had two special visitors in Room 125.  Mrs. McEvoy (our penpals' teacher) and Mrs. Foss (the Calabasas High School principal)  came to see our class and talk about our penpal letter exchange.  You can see the pictures and story at the CHS blog.


 http://calabasaspack.blogspot.com/2011/09/chschapparel-elementary-pen-pals.html

Daily News

"I liked seeing the pictures of my penpals.  They looked beautiful and I like them," said Michelle.

"I liked doing subtraction," roared Colin.

Mason babbled, "I liked doing math with Jade on the white boards."

"I liked being busy bee," roared Sally. 

"I like knowing my penpals better,"  said Mia.

"Using the pointer was fun," babbled Leann.

Ben added, "I liked reading from my book bag."

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Welcome Penpals!

On Tuesday Mrs. McEvoy came from CHS to pick up our first penpal letters.  

We asked her all sorts of questions about our new high school buddies.  We can't wait to see what they write back.  

What do you want to learn about your penpal? 
If you're one of our penpals, please leave us a comment!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Daily News

"I liked doing the dot to dot kitty," babbled Jade.

"I liked reading the books," added Mia.

"I liked coloring the crayon," roared Christian.

Evan B. roared, "I liked lunch today!"

"I liked snack today," thought Jadon.

Ben said, "I liked doing the cupcake writing."

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Jump on in, the water is fine...

On Sunday mornings  I swim in the ocean.  I love the swelly, blue-green salt water and the chill in the misty morning air.  It is an amazing way to start the day.  As much as I love it, I am always a little bit nervous right before I jump in. I stand at the waters edge with butterflies in my stomach.  Will the water be really cold?  Will I see any dolphin or seals?  What direction is the current traveling?   Slowly I get my toes wet, then I go in up to my knees and before I know it I am swimming through the first wave, then down the coast.

As I was swimming today I was thinking about how starting the school year is a lot like going out into the ocean.  Most of us, on the first day of school are a little nervous because we don't know what to expect.  But as the first few days pass, we meet our teacher and make new friends, we learn rules and routines and begin to work together as a class. In just 12 days we have already learned so much!  We have memorized poems, played math games, started working in our math books and writing in our journals.   This week we will start reading in our literature books, map our community and get our first homework packet. 

Our class has jumped in and we are diving through the surf :-)

Friday, September 9, 2011

September- our poem of the week

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Today we will bring home the poem of the week September.  This will be the first poem of our Room 125 poem collection.

Thursday, September 8, 2011