Monday, September 16, 2013

Week 3!

Hello there! We are off on week 3 of school already! What a great week we had last week too. Last week we started our social studies curriculum, and it was a lot of fun! We even made some pages about what students in the United States like to do. This activity is leading up to learning about what students in other countries like to do, and how that is both similar, and different, from what we do here. I know I promised some pictures, so I will include them at the end of the post today.

This week is safety week here at PHES. We are practicing drills in case we ever need to use them. Students are being reminded of how important it is to listen and follow directions immediately in case of an emergency. This might be a good reminder to practice your own safety habits at home! For example, I reminded myself where the cat carrier is this weekend just in case I needed it in a hurry! Haha.

We have also been working on poetry. We are reading a book called Love That Dog by Sharon Creech. It is about a boy who is very reluctant to embrace writing, and more specifically, poetry. The whole book is made up of his journal entry writings to his teacher. We never get to read what the teacher writes back, but it is a great book for teaching inferring, poetry, and other things along the way. After this book is finished we will read Hate That Cat, which is the follow up. The goal with the poetry is to have students write one new poem every week, or there abouts, and create a whole anthology for them to take home at the end of the year.

In math we are quickly approaching the end of Topic 1, which is the review of addition and subtraction sentences. We will be taking our Topic 1 test on Wednesday, so look for those to come home at the end of the week. We also have our spelling tests every Friday, and new homework was sent out today.

On Thursday is picture day! Please remember to have your money and picture packet given to me or here at school ready to go by then. :) We are taking pictures at 10:00 that day.

Alright, it's time to list the spelling words!


Keep practicing these sight words, and get that homework finished! We had all but 3 people turn in their homework on time today! Great work!

Here are some pictures from our adventures so far. :)

This is a poem we wrote as a class today!

Here is a collage made by Hannah that represents her.

Here is another collage, this one made by Savannah.

These are the awesome tools we get to use for social studies.

This is one of the examples of our group puzzles and how we all work together.


  1. Thanks for sharing pictures, it is great getting to see what the kids are working on in class!