Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wellness Day, Pizza Lunch and More!

Yesterday it was Wellness Day.  And I am going to Brandon because it's Thursday and I am going to visit Thomas.  And then it's no school tomorrow.  We play freeze tag in Gym.  We have pizza for lunch.  They have pizza lunch and the bake sale.  My dad and my brothers are going to Brandon after school.  We go to bowling and I got a score and a split.  - M.

It was Wellness Day yesterday.  I went to Face Painting and Fudge making.  Also yesterday they told they people who were making fudge they would get their fudge tomorrow, but then we got it today because today is tomorrow from yesterday.  It's no school tomorrow, YAY!  We are working on a blog journal entry which we need our journals on KidBlog.  Me and Lexie are working on the Valentine's Fairy.  It's about a bad fairy who curses Valentine's.  Uh oh!  We are also working on Starry Night pictures.  I am on my answer thing-a-ma-jig.  - Lara

Today some of us had pizza because today was Pizza Lunch.  Yesterday was Wellness Day.  I picked Bowling, Fudge making and face painting.  I got to go Bowling.   It was GLOW BOWLING!  - Ella

Yesterday we went bowling.  We went to a very far place and we went bowling there.  It was glow bowling.  We dyed eggs yesterday too.  So we had a lot of fun things when we did lots of things in the morning and then in the afternoon.  Many people went to the bowling.  We went to a bus and we  went to a seat.  Three people were allowed to sit in one chair.  There was just 1 student behind our seat and 2 teachers in the other seat.  If we were noisy and getting up and making poor choices, we have to sit with the lovely teachers.  We watched Despicable Me, Jimmy Neutron and Ice Age.  After we had a snack.  We had cheesies, popcorn and Sun Chips. - Lara

Yesterday was Wellness Day and it was REALLY FUN!  Tonight is Family Fun Night and I think that lots of people are going.  For Wellness Day a lot of people went bowling and we had to take a bus to the bowling alley.  Bowling was glow in the dark bowling.  Some people's clothing lit up.  It was really cool!  Bowling is really fun.  In the computer lab, we are doing journal entries on our KidBlogs.  I am only half-way done on mine.  School is really fun, don't you think? - Evva

Me and Lara are making adventure books.  We are making a very special book and I am going to give you a sneak peak.  It's something to do with snow...  Let's carry on.  These are all the books we have made so far: Adventures, The Lost Puppy, Fairy Dust, The Best Christmas Ever and we're working on The Valentine's Fairy.  The other two books that are before the Valentine's Fairy are called: Lara Lost Her Shoe and Stuck in a Comic.  Stuck in a Comic is where the whole book is a comic - I'm hoping we get there soon.  And there is one more book surprise, but we haven't made it yet.  But we are still going to do the series.  - Lexie

Yesterday I went bowling for Wellness Day.  It was so much fun!  In school, after bowling we got to watch a movie and have a snack.  The snack were really yummy.   - Isabella

Yesterday was Wellness Day in our school.  All the students and the teachers were able to participate in different activities for Wellness Day.  I helped other teachers take 60 students from Grade 1 and 2 BOWLING!  I even got to bowl, which was very fun.  I think that everyone had a great day.  We have been working on adding more to our personal KidBlogs.  We are working on adding pictures to our blogs.  It is taking a bit of time, but I know that it will be GREAT! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Math Month and More...

At school in the morning, we've been doing math story problems.  And in the afternoon.  - Isabella

In school we've been doing math story problems.  And in the afternoons, we solve them.  School is a lot of fun.  We learn stuff and right now we are learning about measurement.  On Friday, it was Ella's birthday.  Ella's birthday was a lot of fun. Grade 1s and 2s do different math story problems.  Grade 2s do all of them and grade 1s do only some of them.  With math story problems, we can learn a lot.  They are really fun to do.  What do you like to do at school? - Evva

I can't wait til Easter!  Easter is on Monday.  I'm SO EXCITED!  In school in the morning we are doing math story problems.  Math story problems are when Miss Matsumoto types up problems and we write them down in our math journals.  In the afternoon, we solve them. - Sierra

We do math work stations and math problems in the afternoon.  And we solve the problem.  We just do KidBlog and we are doing our math journals.  We had to do KidBlog using our journal.  We will do our math journals in the morning and we have a good time in the morning with our math journals.  - M.

It is starting to feel like Spring FINALLY!  The snow melted a lot.  At recess I saw a lot of grass.  This month we are doing lots of math story problems because April is Math Month.  - Ella

Last week we were measuring stuff.  We were all in different little groups and we had to measure the same things.  Before we measured them, we had to write down our estimate for how many counters would be equal to the things we measured.  Then we would put in our estimate and see if it was equal to the thing we were measuring.  If it was not equal, we might have to take some out or put some more in.  We were using counters that look like beans to measure.  In the morning, we are doing math story problems.  We are writing them down in our math journals.  Some of us don't have any paper in our math journals, so we had to get some more journals.  The grade 1s get to do two and the grade 2s get to do three.   - Stella

It is almost Easter!  And it is almost Wellness Day too.  Wellness Day is when we get to pick our stations and then when it's Wellness Day we get to go to the stations.  Some of us may have the stations we picked, and some of us won't.  Now I am talking about Easter again because my teacher, she said maybe next week on Tuesday we could decorate eggs.  And there is also a sad part this week, because our teacher is going to be away for two days!  Also it is Good Friday this week.  We are also doing Math Story Problems because it is Math Month.  Also we are measuring things.  Things that we are measuring are cards, an eraser, a spoon, a baseball, a red ball and a jar and I think that's it.  - Lara

Me and Lara are making a book called the Valentine's Fairy.  We are going to make a good fairy and a bad fairy.  The bad fairy is trying to make the good fairy bad with her.  In the computer lab today we picked a journal entry from our journal and we wrote it down on our KidBlog.  In my journal I am making a chapter book.  The chapter book is called, The Adventures of Lara and Lexie.  They go on tons of adventures. On the first page, Lara runs out of milk!  I can't wait until I am done The Adventures of Lara and Lexie.  Also, about the Valentine's Fairy, we are making other books and the other books are called: Lara Lost Her Shoe and Stuck in a Comic. - Lexie

During Spring Break, I didn't get to do a lot of things that I wanted to do.  Because we needed to clean the house every day.  On Wednesday, I just went to the dentist.  On Friday, we went to my Tita's house.  - Lara

I can't believe that it's going to be Spring.  December is too cold because it gets too cold and it's going to be a blizzard.  Happy Spring! - Skylar

Monday, April 7, 2014

The first day of Spring?

From March, just before Spring Break.

We have not posted anything on our class blog in far too long!  We have been very busy working on our personal blogs which are housed on KidBlog.  We have not posted anything here for OVER a MONTH!  We have a lot to share.  We had two very popular authors of the month.  These authors are VERY funny.  Hopefully someone will share who the authors were.  We are busy preparing for our Student-Led Conferences next week.  Pretty soon, it will be Spring does NOT look or feel like spring - especially TODAY!!!
- Miss Matsumoto

It is almost my birthday!  Next week on the 25th will be my birthday.  It is ALMOST Spring Break.  I can sleep in, but I like waking up early so I have more time to play for the day.  That's all.  - Lara

When we finish our quality comments, you press submit comments.  We will finish our KidBlog quality comments.  Our Kidblog has to be saved or if you are finished your KidBlog, you just press "Publish".  We finished our Winnipeg blog and we finished our Math story problems.  We just learned how to skip with the skipping rope. We did a chin-mill and we do the helicopter.  - M.

In a few weeks it's Spring Break.  I am very excited because I am going to Brandon.  - Stella

On Spring Break I will ride my bike.  I hope it's Spring and I hope it's not snowing on Spring Break.  - Skylar

We haven't done our class blog in a long time.  I hope there's no more snow before Spring Break.  I am really excited for Spring Break, but I have to go to daycare.  But sometimes daycare takes us on field trips and they are really fun.  A lot of times in the computer lab, we have been working on our KidBlog and our Storybirds.  We have been commenting on people's KidBlogs and replying to what other people have said on our comments.  Hopefully soon we can go outside with Spring jackets and there's no more snow, and we don't have to wear mittens, ski pants, scarves or boots, toques or jackets. - Evva

It's FINALLY SPRING.  It doesn't really feel like spring.  I can't wait until Spring Break so I don't always have to sleep early.  - Prince

It's the 2nd day of Spring, but none of us think it feels like that AT ALL!  There's still snow EVERYWHERE and today it WAS SNOWING!  Miss Matsumoto wanted one of us to say who our authors of the month were - it was Mo Willems and Melanie Watt.  All of us LOVE those books.  Because Mo Willems writes the Knuffle Bunny books and Elephant and Piggie books.  And Melanie Watt writes the Scaredy Squirrel and Chester books.  I am excited for Spring Break too because then I get to SLEEP in.  But sometimes I don't like to sleep in... I like to get up early and bug my parents who like to sleep in.  And when I get up I do cartwheels and sommersaults and then my sister gets up and tells me to BE QUIET!  - Ella
I realize that we have been absent from our classroom blog lately, but I still have been taking pictures of what we have been up to.  So finally I am posting some the pictures of what has been happening in Room 163.  I will work harder to ensure that we will be posting, hopefully on a weekly basis!

Celebrating 100 Day with CRAZY HATS!

Reader's Theatre in Reading Groups
Amazing Trees of Winter Watercolour Artwork

Special Guests

Watching the OLYMPICS!

More Reader's Theatre

Learning about the '=' Sign 
Graphing on St. Patrick's Day with Lucky Charms

Reader's Theatre with costumes