Sunday, March 27, 2011

Multiplication and Division practice

Practice your multiplication and division facts

It is very important that you practice your facts everyday. 
Play these games and memorize your facts.

Play all the games and let me know which game you liked the best! 
Have fun and make sure you are memorizing your facts!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Imagine that you have found a special seed that will grow into any plant you like. Write a story about what plant your seed will grow and how you plan to use it. Use plenty of details to describe your plant.

Hint: Remember  to use a graphic organizer and you should have at least three paragraphs (beginning, middle and end)
Use the 5 finger rule- you should have characters, setting, events, problem and solution in your story. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Grammar Review

You will have a grammar test on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Here are some websites and games to help you study for the test.

Write a paragraph to explain which website you liked the best. 
Remember to give examples to support your answer. 

Listen to the podcast you created with your grammar words:

Your Grammar Voice Thread:

Fun Brain: Grammar Gorilla

Grammar Activities:

Parts of Speech:

Grammar Games:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Skyping with Kate McMullan

Today we skyped with Kate McMullan and it was wonderful!

Remember to visit her website to get more information on her books.

By Sunday, March 13, 2011 write a paragraph on the question you asked Kate McMullan and what her response was. Also write about your experience on speaking to a famous author.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Guest Reader

Our guest reader Mrs. Dinardi read a book "Pink and Say" by Patricia Polacco to our class today.

We really enjoyed this story and wanted to thank Mrs. Dinardi for reading the book to us.

Story Summary 

This Civil War story was passed from great-grandfather to grandmother; to son, and finally to the author-artist herself, Patricia Polacco. It is the story of Sheldon Russell Curtis and Pinkus Aylee, two Union soldiers. Sheldon, who calls himself “Say,” was wounded in a fierce battle, left for dead, and found by Pinkus (Pink) in a pasture in Georgia.

 Pinkus’ skin was the color of polished mahogany, and he was flying Union colors like the wounded boy. Pink picked Say up out of the field and brought him to where the black soldier’s mother, Moe Moe Bay, lived.

She cared for both boys, but they were putting her in danger; two Union soldiers in Confederate territory. They had to get back to their outfits and were faced with a difficult decision. This poignant story is one of the shared humanity of peoples of this world.