We have been interested in the desert habitats of Arizona since the beginning of the year. Maybe because we have a huge papier mache cactus and life-size desert diorama in our classroom! * And also because in September our classmate Cole went to Arizona and brought back lots of cool stories and specimens! Cole’s Trip [...]
We have been working on adding details to our writing so the reader can visualize our stories. Before Halloween, we wrote descriptions of strange creatures and bizarre beasts from our imaginations. Then we worked on them to add elaborative details and a variety of sentence starters. After that we illustrated our descriptions. Mr. Avery’s class in Massachusetts was [...]
Last week, Sheriff Yollis and Sheriff Salsich circled their wagons and had their first Buckaroo Book Club! Mosey on over to The Reading Round-Up Blog and watch the Skype video of the jawin’ that went on! Yee haw!
Last week we had a Skype call with Mrs. Yollis’ Class in southern California. It was great getting to “meet” our blogging buddies. It’s amazing that we can share a classroom with friends that are almost 3,000 miles away! We shared information about our schools and our towns. We found out that some things were [...]
This Wednesday we had out first video chat of the year. We called Gallon Jug Community School in Belize. Here is a picture of their school, with the rainforest in the background. * And here is where Belize and Connecticut are located on the globe: * We spoke with the school’s principal, Mr. Casey, and [...]