Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Flaunt Your Funny, Frivolous, Fabulous Fads!

Currently, Mrs. Ranney's Class is reading
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 
the wonderful, well-known author, Beverly Cleary.

We have just finished reading hilarious Chapter 3, "The Hard-Boiled Egg Fad!"

In this chapter, Ramona and all her third grade buddies are having fun with the latest fad: packing a hard-boiled egg in their lunches each day.  The fad isn't just about eating a hard-boiled egg, however! It's really all about cracking it on your head before you peel it!

  Some of the kids use the timid "rap-rap-rap" method.  Others, like Ramona, 
like to show-off with one big  "whack" to the head!

The fad is not so much fun anymore for Ramona, when she finds that the egg 
she thought was hard-boiled was really raw! Boy, how humiliating!


A fad is something that is very popular for a short time,
and fads can be a lot of fun! Fads often involve fashion, an activity, or some kind of toy or trinket.

In your comment, tell us about a fad that you know about.
What is popular right now? What has been popular in the past?

Family members and friends, this is a great post for you to get involved in! Tell us about fads that were popular 
when you were young!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Welcome to Open House, 2013!

Tonight we are so excited to share all of our 
exceptional work with friends and family members!
Enjoy your tour of our room! 

 Voluminous Volume Extravaganza!

 Humorous Homophones!

 I Would Love to Be A.... Poems!

 Biographical Bonanza Blog Post!

 Stunning 3-Shape Paragraphs!

 Ocean Habitat with Kelp Forest and
Colorful Fish!

 Rain Forest Wanted Posters

 Desert Haikus!

We Are Thankful Paragraphs!

Frozen Fraction Sundaes!

Money Story Problems!

Our Beautiful Binders!

 Biography Timeline!

Biographical Bonanza! on PhotoPeach

Please leave us a comment to let us know what you most enjoyed during your tour of our classroom! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Desert Dwellers, Announce Your Adaptations!

Recently Mrs. Ranney's class has been learning about animal adaptations.

An adaptation is a body part or behavior that helps a living thing survive in its environment.
We have gotten to know some desert dwellers quite well!
Watch and listen as they tell you about themselves!


What did you enjoy learning most about us?

Do you have any other desert facts to share?

Would you like to have a conversation with one of our desert dwellers? 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Biographical Bonanza!

 A biography is a true story about a person's life.
Mrs. Ranney's Class has been reading  biographies  about
people who have made significant contributions to our world!


We  have  each read a 
biography on our own.
Artists, inventors, statesman, 
composers, doctors,
aviators, astronauts, and pioneers 
in many fields 
are  among the amazing historical figures 
about whom we have read!

We researched by reading library books, as well as doing research using World Book Online.

Now that you are an expert 
on your biography subject,
please leave  a comment as if you are that person!

Be sure to include at least 3 facts you learned. 

Watch the comments to see if you can converse with another 
biography subject you may know!

(Family members: You may want to choose your own biography subject and join in the conversation!)