Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Class!

This  week we had a wonderful time measuring and mixing up the ingredients 
for our own loaf of pumpkin bread!

Busy Bakers! on PhotoPeach

In addition to creatively wrapping our bread to look like a turkey, we read a clever Thanksgiving fable this week about Thomas T. Turkey. 
He had quite a dilemma to solve! 

In the story, Thomas was invited to not one, not two, but three Thanksgiving dinners. Benjamin Bobcat, Fanny Fox, and Henry Hawk all told him they wanted to have him for Thanksgiving dinner and that it just wouldn't be the same without him!

In the end, Thomas decided he did not want to hurt anyone's feelings, 
so he declined all the invitations! He ended up staying home alone 
for Thanksgiving dinner.


We learned that it is better to eat alone than to be eaten!

After listening to the story, we created our own invitations for Thomas T. Turkey. He must have been overwhelmed by his sudden popularity this year!


We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!


Please leave a comment and share your thoughts about our projects.

Tell us what you will be doing to celebrate Thanksgiving this year!

Most of all, tell us what you're thankful for!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hip, Hip, Array!

We have been exploring arrays!

Row x Column = Product

When the factors were different digits, 
the arrays were in the shape of a rectangle. 
When the factors were the same digit, 
the array was a square!

First we made arrays in teams.

Team Arrays! on PhotoPeach


Then we explored the room and made our own!

3 rows of 4 crayons

5 rows of 3 book tags

6 rows of 5 rings

4 rows of 6 cubes

5 rows of 5 100's blocks

2 rows of 5 clocks

4 rows 5 letters (Looks like fun!)

3 rows of 3 Boxcar Children books

9 rows of 5 spooky rings!

The biggest array of all - 12 rows of 9 stickers!


Which array is your favorite?
Do you know more factors that will make square arrays?
Do you see any arrays in your home?
Tell us about it in your comments!

Monday, November 1, 2010

November is Family Blogging Month!

Mrs. Ranney and her students love to share what they are learning and experiencing. In an effort to include more family members in our online community, we are proclaiming:

November is Family Blogging Month

We're inviting everyone to comment:
moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Even people who are not really relatives are invited. 

Make a list of your family members. Look through the blog archive and select specific posts that might be of interest to each relative.

Students will be inviting their family to participate in a conversation! 
Maybe we'll get some 2-point comments

Are you excited about Family Blogging Month?
Many families will be together with other relatives during Thanksgiving week recess! 

Who will you invite to comment?