Friday, September 19, 2014

Penny Pig & Projects

We have been busy in 5th grade!! We have been working on division, summarizing, learning all about Native Americans, personal narratives and other cool 5th grade things. We have had a great week.

We have a new member of our class. She is only 4, and she is furry. She loves to eat vegetables, drink water and loves to be held. Have you heard about her? Two weeks ago, we welcomed Penny. Penny is a Guinea Pig that once belonged to a former student of mine and she needed a new home. We found a home for her in room 227.

We have been reading lots of books about how to care for her and we have some classroom experts that have guinea pigs of their own that share their knowledge with us too! She really liked it when we save her some veggies from lunch and she also likes to sit in our laps while we work. She has been a fun addition to our classroom and the kids have done great taking care of her and welcoming her to our family.

We will have a care schedule posted next week with jobs of feeding, watering, holding changing out the bedding in her cage. They have been great with her and they make having a classroom pet very easy. I am looking for someone to take her home for Fall Break. Please let me know if you are interested.
We have also been doing lots of projects in our room. On 9/11 we did a web search timeline of the events that happened on September 11th. It was very cool and the kids enjoyed it very much. We learned a lot about this day in our nation's history.


Our Native American projects were turned in this week. They were amazing!! I loved seeing what can happen when you and your child collaborate to create. They presented the information the learned about their artifact and we have them on display in the hallway for all to see! I am very proud of their efforts. Grades for the project should be in the Friday folder from the week.


Next week, we will wrap up our division unit, work on non fiction text structures, move on in the timeline of our country to learn about explorers. We will keep working on our personal narratives and begin learning about plant and animal cells.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!

Mrs. Snyder

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