Thursday, November 8, 2018

5B Classroom: Week of November 5th

A note from Mrs. Burke:
I enjoyed meeting with parents during our student led conferences.  Each child was very articulate about what they have learned and confidently presented their electronic portfolio along with other resources they use in the classroom.  They continue to amaze me every day. I am so proud of them!  Enjoy the long weekend and do something special for a veteran.

Please take a look at what our classroom reporters wrote about this week.


Field Trip to see the Hartford High School Musical:
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What did you like most about the the musical “Once Upon A Mattress?”

What I liked the most about "Once Upon a Mattress "is how the princess drank the sleeping potion but still could not sleep.
-Lyndsey

It was so funny and it had a lot of songs.
-Jayden

I liked that it was based on another play, but this one was more funny.
-Maximus

I really liked how it seemed like a 3-D and even 4-D movie when the streamers and the confetti went into the audience! I feel bad for the person who hit his head on his way off of the stage, though.
- Flynn

I absolutely LOVED Once Upon A Mattress. What I liked the most was the Jester’s song. The Jester was colorful and energetic. She was a great singer and performer.
-Braelyn

I thought it was funny when someone ran into one of the sets and bonked his head. I also liked the queen. She was so dramatic pushing her son over when he tried to ask a question.
- Aubree


We went to the Hartford High School and saw the Princess and the Pea. It was about the princess had not slept because the pea was under all the 20 mattresses. And then she would pass the test, then get married to the king and queen's son, but the queen told the wizard to make it not fair to make her fail.
- Taylor  



Language Arts:  The American Revolution
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Which character did you choose in Divided Loyalties to talk about during our text-based discussion, and what did you share during the discussion?

In ELA we had a discussion. A discussion is when you are able to talk without raising your hand when someone is done. We talked about characters in the book Divided Loyalties.
- Aubree






















Social Studies:  Colonial America

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What did you learn this week about the original 13 colonies?

In social studies we had to write 10 sentences about what we learned from a website. It was really fun. I just finished it.
- Aubree





Band:
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What are you doing in band to get ready for the winter concert?

In band we are doing different small songs to help us get ready for the concert songs.
-Rebecca

We are playing walk the plank and we are getting people to the pages that the songs for the concert are on. And the saxophones are learning how to play softer instead of overpowering the other instruments.
-Owen

When prepping our instruments for the winter concert, we take practices in and out of school.
-Braelyn

In band what we're doing to get ready for the concert is we're doing some concert songs. What else what we're doing is practicing new notes.
-Zachary

In band we are learning a lot of songs once we finish all of them we are going to vote on the ones we like the best.
- Aubree

Thursday, October 25, 2018

5B Classroom: Week of October 22nd

A note from Mrs. Burke:
I am looking forward to meeting with parents and students during conferences next week.  Students have been working hard to put together their electronic conference portfolio to share with you during conferences.  Since students will be sharing their work with you next week at conference, they will not be posting to the blog this upcoming week.   

Take a look at what student reporters posted this week:



Language Arts:  The American Revolution
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What did you learn this week about the American Revolution from reading the book Divided Loyalties?

I have learned that Loyalist would have hot tar poured on them then have feathers dumped on them by the Patriots.
-Maximus


I learned that people tar and feather people.
-Rebecca

In ELA we have been reading a reader theaters book, so far we have read three scenes. So far we are learning about the Barton family. Robert is one of the main characters. He is the dad of the Barton family.
-Aubree




Reading Groups: Books about the American Revolution
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How is the book I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 or Woods Runner
connected to what you are learning about in language arts?


We are learning about the American Revolution in language arts, too. I’m reading I Survived the American Revolution, 1776.
-Jayden

We are reading I Survived the American Revolution. We got to the 3rd chapter.
-Owen

It connected to what I’m learning in language arts because it talks about a child’s life in the American Revolution. This child shows another point of view in the Revolution.
-Barelyn

I am reading Woods Runner and so far it is a really good book and we all get to read one or two paragraphs at a time and then another person will get a chance to read it. It's really fun and interesting.
-Zachary

In reading groups we have been reading a book called Wood Runner. We almost got to chapter 1 but then ran out of time. In ELA we are learning about the American Revolution and in the book it contributes to ELA.
-Aubree


Second Step: Taking Others’ Perspectives
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What does it mean to take another person’s perspective?

Taking another person’s perspective means to think about what they are thinking and feeling. Kind of like empathy, except it’s not only how they feel, it’s also what they are thinking, pondering, worried about, and also the actions they might do. Taking someone else’s perspective gives you their view of the world, and what is going on. If you don’t take perspective a lot, you should do it more often. If you do, keep it up!
-Flynn



Class Counsel with Ms. Keel
What did you learn in Ms. Keel’s class this week? How did Bluey Louie help you
understand Ms. Keel’s lesson?


Class counsel with Mrs. Keel was about how bullying works and how we tore apart
Buey Louie and then put him back together, but he was not the same as before like
one of his legs was falling off.
-Lyndsey


This week when we were with Ms. Keel we learned about Bluey Louie.  Bluey Louie is a blue paper man. So our activity was to say a rude hate comment to him and rip a piece of him off. So I said “ YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS!” and then after that you need to say a nice comment so I said “DO YOU WANT TO BE FRIENDS”? And he said YES!!  But I feel like this activity helped all of us for bullying because if you say a rude comment to him you can't take it back because your comment is out there! But if you say a nice comment it could help them feel better but NOT always! He still won't be the same!
-Madylyn

What I learned from Bluey Louie, is that you can either make someone’s day good or bad with any amount of words. With two words, you can say, “Hello, doofus!” This is not nice. But you can also say, “Good morning!” With the exact same amount of words. Another thing I learned, is that you can change what you say just a little bit, and you can go from rude to nice with the slightest change. You can go from, “You’re crazy.” to “You’re cool!” Just change four words! Simple!
-Flynn

Yes, there is Bluey Louie. Bluey Louie was a piece of paper that we “Bullied.” Afterwards we all had to figure out a way to turn our rude comments around. But we all knew that we couldn’t take back every word, it still hurts him. The words can’t fully be taken back, and it sticks with them.
-Braelyn

We are doing something with Bluey Louie the paper man and at first we will say something mean then after we all go we will say something nice to him and when we said something mean we will rip a little peace off of him when we say something nice we put him back together.
-Taylor


With Ms.Keel we have been learning about bullying prevention and we had to say something mean to paper Bluey Louie and then he got ripped up each mean word and then we had to say something nice and then put him back together. I like class council this year.
-Aubree

In Ms. Keel’s class this week I learned that bullying is not good. Bluey Louie got taken about by mean words.  By using kind words we rebuilt him. I learned that even after you say kind words, Bluey Louie might still not be the same.
-Cash