## Thursday, November 8, 2007

### Two Weeks 'till Thanksgiving

I can't believe that two weeks from today is Thanksgiving!! The days are flying by...

In math, today, we discussed using Metric units for linear measurement and converting these units. 10 millimeters=1 centimeter, 100 centimeters = 1 meter, 10 centimeters = 1 decimeter and 10 decimeters = 1 meter. We also compared and contrasted two different rulers so that the children could see that not all rulers begin their measurement at the edge of the ruler AND that some Metric rulers are labeled in millimeters not centimeters. You might want to search your house for rulers and compare and contrast them. The children have a subtraction worksheet for homework.

We were busy during reading!!! We collected and sorted /oe/ words and talked about word families...using base or root words and adding suffixes and/or prefixes to slightly change the meaning...ex. shoeless, we added -less (a suffix meaning without) to make the word that means without shoes. This appeared to be a new concept for the children. Therefore, we will spend more time discussing prefixes and suffixes next week.

After students chose /oe/ spelling words they worked on their reading group assignments. The ROY group read chapter 8 in Amber Brown. The Flash group began a new non-fiction book about a museum. The JGB group reread The Little Daughter of Snow.

Following lunch and recess, we went to the computer lab. In the computer lab, the children used the "hand out" folder on their computer to access a file that had links to various web sites of businesses we visited on our walking field trip of Damascus. We also practiced accessing our class blog! I encouraged students to visit our blog from home and leave a comment.

When we returned to the classroom, we passed out papers and I assigned reading homework. Then I introduced buddy journals.

courtney said...

Hi Mrs. holman!
You are a fabulous teacher.

Dana Holman said...

..and YOU are a fabulous student!!! I am so glad you read (and commented on )the blog! :-) You made my night! Thanks!

courtney said...

It was no problem!And you made my day!Have a great day!

Michael King said...

Hi Mrs.Holman,
I had a great time on the field trip,I really liked when we went in the bank. When I saw the sefe I wanted all the money HAHA
Thank you Michael

Dana Holman said...

Michael-
I am so glad you enjoyed the field trip! I thought it was great, too. It was kind of tempting seeing ALL of that money!

Dana Holman said...

Courtney-
Have a great weekend! :-)