Blogging

Today, fifth graders from Mrs. Ellingson’s and Mrs. Boucher’s class came to work with our third graders. Be on the lookout as Rigatonis work toward the creation of their blogs with the help of our fifth grade buddies.

Spelling Updates

January Word Wall words were given last week. This test will be given on January 31st.

Some, but not all, Rigatonis have changed spelling groups. Today students were given their new group lists. This spelling test will be January 24th.

Students should be practicing both lists on Spelling City for homework!

All About the Abenaki

This week we have been been learning all about the Abenaki Native Americans in the past and the present. We discussed how they used to get food, how they would create shelter, forms of transportation, and clothes, and we talked about their relationship with the Europeans.

On Thursday, we had the privilege to see an Abenaki youth group perform on the drums. We had the opportunity to ask the coordinator of this youth group, Brenda, some of our questions.

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Today the Rigatonis applied all of our new knowledge and started to create an Abenaki village.

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Next week we will talk about the Native Americans that belong to the Southeast region of the United States! It will be interesting to compare and contrast!

 

2016: A Space Odyssey

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Today Rigatonis started working with Ms. O’Neill’s Ospreys on their planet research and project. Students will use last week’s research to create a poster and either an alien or a space probe/lander that either comes from, or will visit, their chosen planet.

Students began thinking about which recyclable materials they will need in order to design their creation. They should use the plastic bag (with the note attached) that went home on Friday afternoon to transport these materials from home to school. All materials should be in by Friday, November 11th.

We will continue to work on the projects this week. Building the aliens and space probes/landers begins next Monday during science at school.

Please save the date! Friday, November 18th from 10:15-11:00 students will present their completed projects.  You may stay for recess and lunch.  If you would like to eat school lunch on that day, please let me know by Thursday, November 10th.  

Our Year So Far

We are off to a wonderful start! We have been so busy learning about maps and Colchester, the Solar System, comparing and contrasting story elements, multiplication, writing narrative stories, and much more!

At Malletts Bay School, students are acknowledged for safe, respectful, and responsible behavior, and Rigatonis have already earned two classroom celebrations! We got to enjoy a technology period as well as a movie and popcorn.

This week on Election Day, students will get to vote for their All School Celebration! It should be another fun and busy week.