Monday, September 26, 2011

Super Subjects and Perfect Predicates!

Mrs. Ranney's class has been working on learning about 
what it takes to create a 

We have learned that it takes two parts: 

The subject tells the person or thing the sentence is about.
The predicate tells what the subject is or does.
The predicate always includes a verb!

Here are some sentences we created by matching up
subjects and predicates!

Here are some more spectacular sentences we created with 
super subjects and perfect predicates!
(Hint: Click on the picture to make it larger!)


Why don't you try creating a special sentence of your own?
It can be about any topic you like.

After creating your sentence and typing it into your comment, tell us what the subject is and what the predicate is, or
if you want to give us a challeng...
Ask us to tell you what the subject and predicate are! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fabulous Fall, 2011!

Did you know that this year, September 23, is the first day of autumn?

In Southern California, we do not experience autumn, or fall,
the same way some places do.

However, we do feel a change in our weather, and even
the leaves of our trees sometimes change c

Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall?
If you'd like to find out the answer
or learn some other fabulous fall facts,
click on this link called Awesome Autumn!


Leave a comment to tell us what you learned about autumn.
You can also include the answers to these questions:

What are your favorite fall sports and activities?

What do you like most about fall?

Hi, I'm Frogger, the Blogger! Here's my tip for today:
When you write a comment, try to include some great action words! 
I think you humans call them verbs! I'll be reading your comments
to look for the most vivid verbs I can find!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Remarkable Round Numbers!

 This week, Mrs. Ranney's class has been working very hard at learning to round numbers!


 Here are some basic rules to help you remember what to do:



How to Round Numbers

  • Decide which two round numbers the number you are working with is between
  • Choose the lower number if the digit next door to the place you are rounding is less than 5
  • If the digit next door is 5 or more, round up!

Example: Round 74 to the nearest 10

  • 74 is between 70 and 80
  • The digit next door to the tens place is 4, so round down to 70
Answer: 70
(74 gets "rounded down")

Example: Round 86 to the nearest 10

  • 86 is between 80 and 90
  • The digit next door to the tens place is 6, so round up to 90
Answer: 90
(86 gets "rounded up")


Watch the slide show and try the quiz to practice 
your rounding skills!

Rounding Numbers! on PhotoPeach


How did you do on the rounding quiz?

How about asking a rounding question in your comment?

Once others write comments, look for question you can answer!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lucky Hat Day, 2011!

Recently, Mrs. Ranney's class read "The Lost and Found", a story
in our anthology by Mark Teague.

The story is about three friends who get lost in the Lost and Found bin!
Their lucky hats bring them good luck at the end of the story.

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For fun, we wore our lucky hats today!

 There were so many creative and very lucky hats!

Some hats were frilly, some were shiny!

Some hats were decorated with buttons and glitter!

Some hats were beaded, and some were feathered!

Here's one that was cleverly created out of a plastic cup!

Dragonflies, butterflies, even googly eyes adorned some hats!

Here's a hat that was decorated by its owner in 3-D!

Some hats were special because they reminded us of a happy place to visit!

Hats of all shapes, sizes, and colors were present for Lucky Hat Day!

Even glamorous hats were worn!

Here's hat that had two special good luck symbols!

There sure was a lot of luck in our class on Lucky Hat Day!
Which hat was the most interesting to you?

Did your hat bring you any good luck?

What lucky items did you have on your hat? 

Hi, I'm Frogger, the Blogger! Here's my tip for today:
When you write a comment, try to include some descriptive words! 
I think you humans call them adjectives! I'll be reading your comments
to look for the best adjectives I can find!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Pictogram!

Today Mrs. Ranney showed us a terrific graphing site.

We looked at the birthdays in the classroom using a birthday pictogram.

(Click the picture to make it larger.)

(We took a screen shot by pressing COMMAND + SHIFT + 4)

Then we made up  questions!

How many girls are there?
How many boys are there?

What month has the most birthdays?

The answers are 13 girls, 13 boys, and July!

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Please use the data to ask a question in your comment.

Hopefully a reader will answer correctly!


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You can type your comment in Word on your computer.
Then proofread it for spelling, grammar, and punctuation before
pasting in the comment box and publishing!