Friday, November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013

This week we studied the Pilgrims.  We looked at Plimouth Plantation.  We read about the life of a Pilgrim girl and Pilgrim boy.  (We learned children got "the rod"--spanked with a stick-- if they talked out of turn.)  We also learned most girls did not get schooling, but could if their fathers taught them at night.  We found out the roofs of their houses was made out of dried grass (thatched roofs).  The children had alot of chores to do every day.  There was a watchtower that the men took turns watching for enemy ships or attacks of any kind.

We filled another bucket this week.  We have filled Mrs. Wilcox's bucket 8 times!

We learned how to add ending sentences to our writing.

We had an amazing week!

Friday, November 15, 2013

November 5, 2013

This week we had short days.  We had Parent - Teacher Conferences all week.  Our teacher told our parents that we are doing a good job and are good friends.

We got to watch a show after school about Narnia.

We learned the new glued sound "all".

We saw pictures of the Mayflower.

We have been filling Mrs. Wilcox's bucket.

We are reading Thanksgiving on Thursday.

We had an amazing week!

Friday, November 8, 2013

November 8, 2013

This week we made masks for Day of the Dead in computer.

The firefighters came last Friday to teach us about fire safety.

We filled another bucket for Mrs. Wilcox.

We are making books in Spanish.

We are learning about the Mayflower.  There were 102 passengers on the Mayflower.  We learned there were some animals on the Mayflower, like two dogs.  We also learned that they had chamber pots instead of toilets.  There were cannons on the ship too.  They got caught in a bad storm in the middle of the ocean. After the storm they had to fix the ship.  They got very sick on the ship.  They landed in Massachusetts instead of Virginia.  There was a baby born on the ship and they named him Oceanus.  Many of them did not survive the first winter.

Last Friday a person from the Montshire brought some fossils for us to look at.

We had an amazing week!

Friday, November 1, 2013

November 1, 2013

This week we went to Morning Meeting.  Mr. Valence talked and teachers talked about safety.  There was a creepy poem about skeletons.

Last week we went on a hayride.  We participated in Octoberfest.

We are finishing up our dinosaur unit.

Firefighters are coming today to talk about fire safety.

We are working on trick words and know them better.

We had an amazing week!