Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Spelling City.com Mrs. Bowden's lists
This link will take you directly to word lists I have entered in the system.
This link will take you to the main site.
This is a cool free site. Enjoy playing the games - and learning new words. :)
I'll try to get word lists up ASAP.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I hope you have had a good 5 day break. I know I did! I rested, ate, shopped, slept, and ate some more. Isn't that the great thing about Thanksgiving?
Remember that school is back in session tomorrow. We are counting down 3 weeks until Christmas break begins! Here are some things to remember for this week:
- Science Fair part #2 is due on Wednesday.
- Christmas Trees are due on Friday.
- There will be regular homework - Spelling and Math - this week.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Here are some interesting things to look at while you are enjoying your time off:
Life on Plymouth Plantation
Thanksgiving Games at Kaboose.com
Have a great, SAFE Turkey day! I'll see you at school on December 1! Remember to do your Reading Log DAILY!! I'll give you a special extra page so you have room for all your reading.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
We will be moving on to study Thanksgiving and Colonial America. You will read Molly's Pilgrim and Thanksgiving on Thursday. We'll read some books about life in Colonial America too. In Math, we are moving on to Geometry. We'll continue to talk a little about multiplication - but we will also come back to it in January. In Writing, we will work on parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc.), friendly letters, cursive, and sight words. We will also have a Spelling Bee on Friday! We will use basic sight words and some "Spelling Demons" that are kind of tricky!
And the best news?!?!?! No spelling homework until after Thanksgiving!!! Hooray!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Today in the computer lab we are going to a COOL math website. It is called ThatQuiz.com. Click the link below to go to the site.
You will click your name and then enter your lunch name for your password.
You will see a list of quizes you can do.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Here are some COOL websites to keep you busy this weekend. We'll be studying individual muscles next week - this will keep you fresh!
See you Monday!!!! Remember to fill out those reading logs!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Thanks for a great week! Remember, there is no school next Tuesday, November 11! Call a veteran and say, "Thanks!"
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - Base Blocks Subtraction
Students have seen this used in class and it is always good to get some personal practice.
Thanks parents, for coming to conferences! Students, I had some VEEEERY interesting conversations with your families today! Can't wait to see you on Wednesday!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Tuesday is a work day. I'll be having more conferences with parents. I really enjoy meeting you and sharing what our kids have accomplished. They are just so smart!
FYI - We will be out on Nov. 11th as well. That will be a holiday for Veterans' Day.
The Spelling Contract has changed somewhat. I hope you find it has been modified for the better. The highlights are:
- Students need to earn at least 80 points, instead of 100.
- There are more options for each level of points.
Another important note for 2nd quarter: Reading Logs will be given a WEEKLY grade for participation. Students will be given a grade of 100, 80, 60, 40, 20, or 0 based on how many entries they completed (out of 5 possible). Students have had a full 9 weeks to get used to the routine, so this should not be a big deal. Also, look for a list of "ideas" for summaries/responses to be included in the reading log sometime late this week. I may also "upgrade" all students to a new Reading Log folder if I can find something suitable in the closet.
Have a great day off tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you as I work on our room! See you Wednesday!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
As the kids have mentioned, we are administering a test on Tuesday (today) and Wednesday of this week. It is vital that all students be at school on these days. The test, called the Cog-AT, is used to make sure we are using the right instructional strategies for each student. The results will not be used in any other way by any staff member.
Please remember that Monday, October 27th is a Teacher Work Day. You may have a conference scheduled that day. Please be on time and prepared.
Thanks for your support! See you soon!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Choose from the activities below to make a total of 100 points. Do each choice on a separate piece of paper. You may use the fronts and backs of pages. Write the choice name at the top of the page. Attach ALL your work to this sheet. Assignments are due Friday morning. Incomplete assignments or missing assignments will be completed at Fun Friday. Please do not turn in work early.
* Write each word three times.
* Write each word one time using this code: vowels are blue, consonants are red.
* Write each word one time using a different color for each letter. (Rainbow Words)
* Have a helper give you a practice test on your words.
* Write a sentence with each word. Underline the word.
* Write all your words in ABC order.
* Find your words in a newspaper or magazine. Cut them out and glue them to a piece of paper.
* Write a joke or riddle for each spelling word. Include the answer!
* Write a silly story using all your spelling words.
* Find the value of each word if vowels are worth 10 cents and consonants are worth 5 cents.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we'll use book orders to practice our addition. Then, on Thursday and Friday, we are going to read this book:
Then we are going to do a webquest from this website. We will learn about addition and problem solving. I think we will have lots of fun AND learn too.
What can be better?
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Welcome to our classroom blog. You will be able to post from home, with your parents' permission.
A blog is like an online journal. You've been writing in your personal journal for a few days now. This blog is like a journal for our whole class. We will post about what we do and what we learn.
On the left side <------ there are some GREAT websites for you to visit. Take some time to check them out. You'll be learning about them in class and playing with them on Fun Fridays.
I'm SO glad to be your teacher this year. We're going to have a GREAT year!!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
- 6 new Dear America books (the diary books!)
- the complete Narnia series
- 3 Captain Underpants
- 2 Horrible Harry
- bunches of other books :)
Can't wait to show them to you on Monday, March 31!
Enjoy your last 3 (yes THREE!) days off!!!
I do actually miss you too! Hope you are reading!!!! (hint, hint)
Friday, March 14, 2008
We need to do a Spelling test. I hope you are all studying the words this weekend! I would love to have that popcorn party!! There will be no new spelling words this week - my Easter gift to you!
We need to be ready for another crazy week! I have to be out (AGAIN!) Tuesday to go to a class so I can be a better teacher. Wednesday we will have an assembly schedule - block will be at 9:55 that day! Thursday we will all just be so excited - almost free!
We need to get those biography report posters made. I've been reading over your assignments so far and they look great! I think you will have a lot of fun putting them together and decorating them. Remember - they will be laminated to last forever, so work hard!
You are reading this Monday morning - I put it in the slide show. After you finish reading it, come give me a giant, welcome back hug. I've missed you all!
Sunday, March 2, 2008