Thursday, April 23, 2015

Addition Strategies

In math class, we have been working on being more flexible with our thinking when it comes to addition strategies.  Students are looking at problems before they start solving. We know that there is not one strategy that is perfect for every problems. Sometimes we can make problems MUCH easier if we just take a quick look at them before solving.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mystery Plant Petting Zoo

Today we began our unit about plants.  Students spent time observing different kinds of plants using the sense of touch, smell and sight.  Students recorded their work in their science journal.  We are very excited to get this unit kicked off in such a fun way.  A BIG THANK you to the following families for the donations that made it possible to purchase these awesome plants for our class: Nash family, Zou family, Hurtado family, Lambert family, Nolan family, Miller family, and Barry family.

What was your favorite plant? Leave us a comment below. :) 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Gravity Rules!

Recently in science, we have been learning about a noncontact force called gravity. In this experiment, we used the force of the air from a hair dryer to overcome the force of gravity.  At the point where the two forces (gravity and the air) balanced, the ball "floated" in the air.
Words you should know: 
force- a push or pull
mass- the amount of matter that in in an object
weight- the affect of gravity pulling on a mass
gravity- a noncontact force that pulls objects towards one another 

Addition and Subtraction Work

Currently, we are working on strategies for addition and subtraction.  Students have been using related problems to help them solve more difficult problems.  Check out our class charts below:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spirit Week Fun

We had a blast getting ready for the FSA by dressing different ways for these past few Spirit Days.  Our favorite was today, Wacky Tacky Wednesday.  Our students are definitely wacky but in an AWESOME way! Your teachers are little wacky too by the looks of this picture.

We are so very excited for all of you to shine on the FSA. You are all so bright and you've already made us proud as your teachers.  Now, it's time to show everyone else just how smart you are. 
We love you! :) 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Test Taking Tips

On Thursday and Friday of this week, students will take the FSA Reading Test.  Next Tuesday and Wednesday, students will take the FSA Math Test.  Today students brainstormed test taking tips for the Math FSA.  Check them out below:

Leave us a comment below with the top 3 test taking tips that you think are the most important. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Chets Creek Spirit Days

As we prepare for the upcoming FSA, we are getting excited by dressing up for Spirit Days. Here is the Spirit Days Schedule: 

Monday, March 23rd: Munchkin Monday! (Dress up like there's no place like how! Any character from the Wizard of Oz or you can even just wear all your green to represent the Emerald City.)

Tuesday, March 24th: Team Up Tuesday! (Dress up to support your favorite sport or sports team!) 

Wednesday, March 25th: Wacky Wednesday! (Dress up in the wackiest, tackiest outfit you can put together.)