Friday, May 29, 2015


The children did some excellent work in the garden today. It looks wonderful!!! Thank you to those families who sent in tools to help out. It sure helped to speed up the work. There is a notice going home today to let families know that we will be starting human growth and development next week. If you have any concerns please let me know. There is also a notice going home today regarding our end of the year trip. We will be going to Atlantis Water slides on June 17th for the day with Mrs. McGarry and Ms. Diehl's classes. Homework this weekend: - novel study if not complete - math 4p. 260 #1-4, 5p. 282 #1-7 - notice

Thursday, May 28, 2015


We had a presentation from KISSM this morning in the gym. If you are interested in this there is more information available at the school office. We also had our class and school pictures taken today. We got together to with our buddies to help them with a healthy eating art project. The children did a wonderful job as leaders and role models in the classroom today. Tomorrow is spirit wear or green for Aberdeen day. We will also be gardening so please do not wear your best clothes but have on sun screen!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Banana Bread Recipe

2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg 2 beaten eggs 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (5 medium) 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cooking oil or melted butter 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (we did not use these) Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/4 tsp salt. Make a well and set aside. Combine eggs, bananas, sugar and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts if using. Spoon batter into greased pans. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Fruit and Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

Makes 8 Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 tbsp baking powder pinch of salt scant 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 egg 3/4 cup milk 3 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen blueberries (we used mixed berries) Preheat oven to 375. Grease 8 muffin pans. With an electric mixer, beat together the first eight ingredients until smooth. Mix berries into other ingredients until evenly combined. Spoon the mixture into the muffin pans, filling them two-thirds full. Bake for about 25 minutes, until a cake tester in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the muffin pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.


This afternoon we welcomed many of the people who donated to Backpacks for Hope project. I will be posting the recipes for the treats we made later tonight. Homework this weekend: - home reading - WITW if not complete - Reading Response if not complete - Math 4p. 216 #1-14, 5p. 263 #1-6, 6p. 265 #1-6 - Write Traits lesson 16 - Novel Study all due next Friday May 29 - spelling sentences if not complete Have a good weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2015


We had a lot of fun baking for the thank you tomorrow. I will post the recipes for what we made later today or this weekend. I will be away tomorrow until lunch. Please make sure that all of your work is completed. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 5p. 260 #1-4, 6p. 261 #1-5 - WITW is due tomorrow - Write Traits if not complete - Reading Response if not complete - Novel Study Circle 5 if not complete Have a good night.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


We had a lot of fun in Science today and created mini tornadoes in the classroom. Please ask your child how we did this. Congratulations and good luck to those in the classroom who are going to the zone track meet tomorrow. We will be cheering you on! Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling (individual lists this week) - write traits lesson 15 if you are going to track tomorrow - science - math 4p. 211 #1-8, 5 quiz tomorrow, 6p. 250 #1-8 - reading response if going to track tomorrow Have a good night.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Today was another busy day. We worked on our plays again in Fine Arts this afternoon. The children need to remember if they take their play home to practice to make sure that they have it with them on Thursdays. We also worked to put together some of the smaller packs to go inside the Backpacks for Hope project. We will be getting together with the other Montessori classes tomorrow to put these backpacks and supplies together. Homework tonight: - home reading - novel study circle five if not complete - MS read a thon forms returned - Art Cards returned - math 4p. 204 #1-7, gr 6 quiz tomorrow - map if not complete Have a good night!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


We started doing our school wide write today. This week the children will be writing on, "What I'd like you to know about me." They did a brainstorm activity today. Tomorrow they will write their rough copy and finish their good copy on Friday. Art Card orders are due tomorrow. Homework tonight: - home reading - science if not complete - math 4p. 201 #1-12, 5p. 214 #1-13, 6p. 240 #1-8. Grade 6 math quiz Friday, Grade 5 quiz next Wednesday - art cards due tomorrow - library tomorrow - gym tomorrow - MS Read a thon forms due Have a good night!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


We moved seats in the classroom today. Some of the children were moved while others stayed at the same table. They were a pretty tired group today as they worked really hard in the track meet yesterday. They will find out later in the week if they have moved on. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math 5p. 202 #1-4 - journal entry about track meet if not complete - novel study circles 2-4 if not complete - spelling sentences if not complete - must have rock for science tomorrow - Scholastic due Friday Have a good night.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Wow! What a great Track and Field Day! I hope that all the children had as much fun as I did. The weather was cool, but better than being too hot I think. Thank you to those who contributed to our classroom basket. It looks amazing!

Monday, May 4, 2015


We attempted to do a science experiment talking about the sun and atmosphere today. Unfortunately the sun did not cooperate and we will be trying again later in the week. Tomorrow is the school track meet. Please make sure you are prepared for cool or hot weather (water bottles, hats, sunscreen are advised). Running shoes and proper gym strip are REQUIRED. Tomorrow is the last chance to bring in items for our classroom "Movies and Munchies" basket. Have a great night!

May 4 Spelling Words - Common confusion and/or spelling mistakes

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