Thursday, December 11, 2014

Energy Games

After you answer your Science questions click the link below to play an energy game!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Support our Class Project: Donor's Choose

We are wanting a subscription to StoryWorks magazine for each student. If you would like to donate, please go to this link!

If you donate within the next 7 days and use the code DISNEY in the promo code box, Disney will match your donation!!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Choose Kind.

We recently finished Wonder as a class read aloud. In addition to the read aloud, we were studying theme during Reader's Workshop.
Wonder has so many themes. This book made us stop and think, feel and react to the characters.

Check out this website dedicated to Wonder and always choosing to be kind.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are all feeling very thankful today, our last day before Thanksgiving Break. To welcome in the holiday, we talked about being thankful for even the littlest things in our life... like coats to keep us warm, a safe place to come to school and even the food in the cafeteria that nourishes our bodies. We strung each of cards onto a string to make my favorite thing... a banner.

After giving thanks, we went to meal planning! Each student got a HyVee ad and a dinner budget! They had to plan and pay for a Thanksgiving meal for their families! It was so funny hearing students talk while they planned. "I'm on a budget! I can't afford that pie!" I hope they realize that planning a holiday meal... any meal in that case... costs money and sometimes we don't get everything we want! Students had to add, subtract and multiply to find totals, tax, and change back! I used this free download and then used real grocery store ads...because it's more fun!

To finish out our day, students got a reminder about how thankful I am to be their teacher!

I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving and that giving thanks doesn't just happen once a year. Remember to stop and be thankful for the tiniest of blessings.

~Mrs. Kemp

Friday, November 21, 2014

Finding theme in our favorite songs

During Reader’s Workshop, we have been studying theme, message and morals of all types of literature. We first listened to Miranda Lamberts song, Automatic, which is one of Mrs. Kemps favorite songs.After listening to it, we look a closer look at the lyrics to dig deeper into the theme.

Now it's your turn! First listen to your favorite song, then use the process of close reading to dig deeper into the meaning....THEME....of the song!

Counting Stars by OneRepublic