Feb 25, 2010

Rainforest Videos and Sounds

Check out this neat website Mrs. Jones found:
Kid Explorers
It has rainforest animal videos clips and you can hear the different animal sounds.

Feb 24, 2010

Elements of Nonfiction Text and the Rainforest

We have been studing the different elements of nonfiction text. And this ties into our study of the rainforest. Check out this cool website on the rainforest animals.

Feb 19, 2010

The Big, Green EEEEEWWWWWW Blob!!!!!

This week our spelling words had the ew (/ui/, /ew/, /oo/, /ue/)sound. We had a great time with this oh so gross sound:) Students got to make their own gross blobs and stick some eeewww words to the gross, green blob!

Feb 11, 2010

Stop The Clock!

Want to brush up on your time skills? Try this exciting game! Match the digital times with the clocks and let's see who can get the fastest time. Some of my students are quickly stopping that clock! We just finished up our time tests and we did AWESOME! :)

Feb 10, 2010

Miss Lola the Letter Lady

Ask your kids about Miss Lola! She was a special guest that came to our class and helped us with letter writing. She knew the "proper" way of writing a friendly letter. We hope she comes back to visit again:)

Feb 9, 2010

U.S. Symbol Video

Check out this U.S. Symbols video Miss Moore found at:

Say What Spelling

Okay parents, are you tired of begging your students to study for that dreaded spelling test? Well try this fun game....."Say What? Spelling". Call out the words and have your child say them in funny voices. Here are some that we use at school:
See if you can create more! We'd love you to share!

Feb 5, 2010

Statue of Liberty

Check out this website:

It has great stuff about the Statue of Liberty. Be sure to view the picture link. Enjoy!

Feb 2, 2010

The Flag that Inspired the Poem

The flag that Francis Scott Key saw during the bombardment is preserved in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The 30 X 42-foot flag has fifteen alternate red and white stripes and fifteen stars for the original 13 states, and Kentucky and Vermont. The flag was made by Mary Young Pickersgill from Baltimore.(http://www.marylandtheseventhstate.com/article1014.html)

Link for flag info: http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/ssbanner.asp

The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner
By: Francis Scott Key

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!