Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Welcome to the 5th Grade State Fair, 2014!

Recently we were able to visit the annual
State Fair put on by our
fabulous fifth graders!

Here is a slide show of some of the states
we visited!

Super States At The Fabulous Fair! on PhotoPeach


While visiting, we participated in a scavenger hunt and 
learned many interesting facts about the states.

Use your scavenger hunt sheet and share about what you learned 
in a comment!

You may also want to investigate more about a state by using 
World Book Online to learn more!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Welcome to Open House, 2014!

Tonight we are so excited to share all of our 

exceptional work with friends 
and family members!
Enjoy your tour of our room! 

Talking Tangram Art

Humorous Homophone Sentences

 Poems About Animals We Would Love To Be

 Poems About Us

 All About Our Blog, Featuring a PDF Blog Post Called 
Biographical Bonanza!

A Delicious Math Project

 Wanted Posters about Animal Adaptations in the
Rain Forest

 Ocean Habitat With Kelp Forest and 
Fish Displaying Colorful Adaptations

 Voluminous Volume Extravaganza

 Stunning 3-D Shape Paragraphs

 Beautiful Binders

 Biography Timeline of Historical Figures Born in the 15th Through the 20th Centuries

A Bounty of Biographies! on PhotoPeach

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Conservation Congratulations!

hosts a Water Conservation Poster Contest.

 The purpose of the poster contest is to
help students understand and help promote water conservation
Twelve students' posters are selected to be published in a calendar.

This year our classmate, Gigi's poster 
was selected as one of the twelve!

Click on the link to view all the 
 Gigi, along with the other 11 winners,
was honored at a special recognition ceremony
at Water District Headquarters.

 Congratulations, Gigi!

We are very proud of you!


How about leaving a message for Gigi to congratulate her and
let her know what you think of her poster?
What facts can you share about water and water conservation?