Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Walking / Running Log

For each day you participate in the Geography Running / Walking Club, you get a stamp worth 4 laps. Then, for each lap you run / walk, please put a tally mark in that day's box. Bring the passport / log into Coach Moore on Friday, and she will give you a sticker to place on the US Map in the Gym. For each lap, you will earn 100 miles on the map. Your sticker will show how far you have run / walked.

Walk / Run Geography

On Thursday, March 25, grab your running shoes and join your child on the RCE Track. We will begin our RCE Geography Running/Walking Club that will meet on Thursday’s from 3:10 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.

This is a parent-child activity and will meet for six weeks. At each session, we will enjoy a five minute fitness talk from Becca Howard or Elizabeth Snelling then enjoy running/walking around the track. For each lap, the children will get credit for 100 miles on a US Map. The children will mark their progress on the US Map that will be hung in the Gym. Help your child catch the wave and run/walk from coast to coast. Hope to see you on the track.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

I don't normally do this, but this show caught my attention and I felt it was worth sharing. I do have a disclaimer: This is more for parents, than for children.

There is a new series on ABC. It is about childhood obesity and how we can prevent it. In this series, Jamie Oliver heads to West Virginia, where he investigates the state of cafeteria food and challenges a mother to rethink her family's diet for their health.

Here is a preview of what he is about. It was taken off of this website:

His next production will be this Friday, on Channel 13, ABC at 8:00 pm.

If you would like to see yesterday's production, follow this website:

Spring Break

Welcome back to school! Did you know that Saturday was the first day of Spring? To kick off this new season, I am joining our First Lady, Michelle Obama in her campain: Let's Move!

To learn more about her initiative, you may visit this link:

1. What types of activities did you do over the break that included exercise?

2. What sport activities are you going to be joining before summer?

Friday, March 12, 2010

What can you write about as a reading response?

  • Any passage that puzzles you
  • Any passage that excites you
  • Anything you agree or disagree with
  • How the reading makes you feel
  • What you think will happen next
  • How this reading relates to your life
  • Anything this reading has in common with _____
  • What you think the author is like
  • What you think it would be like to live in _____(setting)_____
  • How you can use this knowldege in your own life
  • Something this reading reminds you of
  • What you would do if you were _____(character)_____
  • Why _____ was importnat
  • Anything you noticed in your reading

Question stems that could be used to teach reading:

Here are some questions that are used to help children with their reading. If you can use this "language" with them - it will boost their confidence and familiarity for standardized tests.

Which of the following is the best summary?
In paragraph _____ the word _____ means:
Which word describes how _____ feels about _____?
Which words in paragraph _____ tell how _____?
_____ because _____.
Which best describes how _____ feels _____?
Why was _____?
Paragraphs 4-7 are most about _____.
Which definition is used to describe the word _____?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Problems Viewing Movies???

If you are unable to view the videos that were uploaded when Mrs. Howard came and spoke to our class, you may need to update your Adobe Flash. You can get the latest one at:

Mrs. Howard's Lesson on Nutrition

Mulitiplication & Division

Here is what we worked on in math today. This is the beginning stage of making equal groups (multiplication & division). One thing to consider when working with your child on multiplication is that the equation reads:
number of equal groups X amount in each group = answer
4 X 3 = 12
Four groups of 3 = 12