A few weeks ago, the students in our classroom wanted to know why they were never given the opportunity to teach lessons. So, we decided that we would set aside a day to do it–and today was that day! Boy, Ms. Rooy learned a lot!
On Memorial Day, a tent appears in our classroom and stays until the end of the year.
Why do we like the tent so much?
“It is smaller and nicer place to be than being in the whole room.” –Sy
“It doesn’t happen very often that tents are in classrooms!” –Sienna
“The tent makes me happy because it reminds me that summer is coming and that we can soon enjoy lots of outdoor activities!” –Ms. Rooy
What do we do in the tent?
“I read in the tent!” –Lysander
“I do my writing on a clipboard in the tent.” –Alexis
“I do my work in the tent sometimes. I like to do it because it relaxes me so I can work on it.” –Sophie
The coast guard helicopter visited our school! We watched it land and got to tour the inside. The people that worked for the Coast Guard explained their job, gave information about the helicopter, and showed us their equipment. What a great day!
In this photo, the Coast Guard are explaining why their job is so important for all of us.
Sy and Lysander (the birthday boy!) get a chance to be volunteers in the rescue equipment presentation.
After the presentation, we had a chance to go into all areas of the helicopter!
My Grandma’s House
My grandma has a loud house.
At night I hear a squeaky mouse.
She had lots of red shoes.
That she never used.
She has lots of paper in her desk.
My funny grandma is the best.
Beaver Island in the Spring
The loud boat is running.
Hissing snakes are sunning.
The sprouting plants are growing.
The flying birds are crowing.
Spring is coming.
People are running.
Magical Florida is hot.
There was ice cream in the pot.
There was a codfish.
The codfish is yummy in a dish.
I played games with Mom and Dad.
My Dad’s name is Brad.
Today my mom went on the plane.
I hope it does not rain.
Island Airways takes you to the mainland.
I went to the beach and saw sand.
My mom is coming back tonight.
The starts shine in the sky and make light.
At my farm there was a full barn.
It was full of oak wood.
Maybe there’s a car hood.
There were lots of nails.
There were enough to fill pails.
I have a weird school.
It has a hot pool.
I got a spicy snack.
It was in a little pack.
I wrote a lowercase a.
It’s in my middle name, Rae.
We had to opportunity to go out to Mark and Jacque LaFreniere’s to experience the maple syrup process and learn more about the Iditarod! It was a great time!
This week, our class read an article all about turtles. We read it every day for the entire week and did various activities to help us understand the material better.
Close read: careful and purposeful reading (rereading)
The most fun part is that we used our class pet turtle, Turnip, when completing these lessons.