Sunday, November 27, 2011

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Pie...

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break, we read I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, and enjoyed some time together getting a bit crazy about the absurd amount of things the old lady swallowed, being entertained by the goofy pictures, and laughing as we eventually recited the words together.  

Then before we began writing our own versions, we began with a model from the book by using the main line: "I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie which was really too dry. Perhaps she'll die."

Then we created our own line together as a class: "I know an old lady who swallowed some mashed potatoes while she also craved a bunch of tomatoes. She swallowed the potatoes to flavor the pie, the Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. Perhaps she'll die."

Once we put it altogether, we then branched off and began creating our own lines; we first created our own lines, and then we had time to create more with a partner or on our own.

While Tuesday was an incredibly busy day with extra specials and an assembly, we had some time for some of us to share. Check out the following videos below to hear what we came up with for the old lady to swallow:

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In case you're interested, by the way, this is what mine (Mrs.Allen) turned out to be:

*I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. Perhaps she’ll die.   (*from the book)

**I know an old lady who swallowed mashed potatoes while she also craved a bunch of tomatoes.

She swallowed the potatoes to flavor the pie, the Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. Perhaps she’ll die.     (**what our class came up with together)

***I know an old lady who swallowed some cheese--old, moldy cheese that made her sneeze!

She swallowed the cheese to melt on the potatoes. She swallowed the potatoes to flavor the pie, the Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a whole jug of milk, which magically transformed her hair into silk!

She swallowed the milk to cool off the cheese. She swallowed the cheese to melt on the potatoes. She swallowed the potatoes to flavor the pie, the Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. Perhaps she’ll die.  (***what I, Mrs. Allen, came up with on my own)



Monday, November 21, 2011

Cooking with Chef Rob- 10/13 (captions by Kamren and Madison)

 Brae'den,Alex,Jared,and Jaclyn are mashing garlic so we can put it in our stir fry!!

 Jacob and Wesley are cleaning the green, and red peppers before they go in our stir fry!!


 Landon and Raven are washing the dishes!!!

We are making the sauce for the stir fry.In the sauce there is crushed pineapples, soy sause, and toasted sesame seeds.YUM!!




Here Brooke is mixing the sauce!

Here some people are taking notes of what we are making and putting in the stir fry!

Chef Rob is taking the vegetables that have been cleaned for our stir fry and he is going to cut them into tiny pieces to put in the stir fry.



Chef Rob is showing us how to cut the peepers.


People our taking notes on how to cut peppers.



Chef Rob is showing us that when we cut the peppers we have to take out the part in the middle.

Shana and Haley are stiring egg plant.

Kamren is serving the stir fry.

Our delish stir fry!

Greenhouse- 10/20 (captions by Alex and Brooke)


Brae'den is watering the crops.


                        Madison, Raven, and  Alissa are planting lettuce.




This is farmer Adam.
                                          Once again, this is Madison planting lettuce.


                                          This is Wesley, he is cultivating.


                                          Here is Mackenzie watering.


                                          This is Sarah and Brock. They are cultivating.


                                                    John  and Brae'den are watering.


                                          Mackenzie and Grant are watering.


                                          Raven, Jared, Sarah, Emma, and Wesley are planting lettuce.



                                         John, Caleb, and Landon got some red peppers.


                                         .............and of course everyone else got a pepper too.

This is the greenhouse.


Friday, November 18, 2011

What We're Thankful For

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, we created our first official comic strips about what we are each thankful for in our lives. Aside from writing about what we are thankful for, one of our other goals was to use apostrophes correctly in contractions and possessive nouns to apply what we've been learning in spelling and grammar.  (Keep in mind that these comics are, for the most part, our first attempt at creating online comics, but we are looking forward to learning more throughout the year.)  Hope you enjoy reading them!































Monday, November 14, 2011

Possessive Noun Scavenger Hunt

Since our spelling words these next two weeks revolve around singular and possessive nouns, today we began learning about possessive nouns through a fun, quick scavenger hunt, which took about seven minutes for most everyone to finish.

Students worked with their baseball partners to find cards that showed the objects belonging to someone, and they had to write the possessive noun form on their record sheet. For example, if they found "This notebook belongs to Gina" on a notebook, they would have to record "Gina's notebook" on their sheet. Here's another example: if they found the card "This eraser belongs to Kathy" taped to an eraser somewhere in the room, they would record "Kathy's eraser" on their sheet.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Book Clubs- setting first reading goals & sharing predictions

On Wednesday, October 19, we previewed eight different books, so we could begin book clubs on Friday. For each book, we read the back cover, read the first couple pages, checked for comprehension using the 5-finger rule, and ranked the books #1-8 based on which ones seemed the most interesting to each of us--with comments to explain why we ranked the books the way we did.

On Friday, we formed our book clubs based on our top 3 choices and independently recorded predictions about what our book would be about in our reading logs; then we met with others in our book club for the first time to share predictions and make our first reading goals.

In the videos below, you'll find us discussing our predictions and making our first reading goals. The last video features all of us beginning to read our new book club books!

**Note: the videos are in their roughest form and have not been edited. The purpose is to document our learning, share the conversations, and spread the excitement we felt meeting with book clubs in our classroom for the first time of the year!

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Pumpkin Glyphs with Kindergarten Buddies - 11/2!

On November 2, we partnered up with our kindergarten buddies in Mrs.Johnson's class to make pumpkin glyphs; we used this sheet to help guide us: http://www.kidscount1234.com/pumpk1.pdf