March 1, 2015

Mr. Barnard

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Space, the Final Frontier.

Dear Families, At the beginning of last week, we finished our read aloud book Which Way to the Wild West? by Steve Sheinkin. Judging by the great participation the class had when listening to this book, the amazing questions that… [Read More…]

Tongue Twisters

Dear Families, On Thursday afternoon of last week, we participated in our first ever Tongue Twist Off. What’s a Tongue Twist off? Well, if you were to ask me this three weeks ago, I would have had no idea. That… [Read More…]

Punny Puns!!

Families, We’ve been looking at puns all year long, trying to incorporate puns into our oral and written language, better understand the role they play in the literature we read and programs we watch, and now we’re in the process… [Read More…]

Sound the Bugle!

Dear Families, Here are some highlights from the first-half of this week: One of our vocabulary words was “bugle” this week. Mr. Killgore came in with a bugle and performed some songs for us. It was terrific! In our read-aloud… [Read More…]

Dolphins, Honeybadgers, and Basketball

Dear Families, I have been extremely proud of the hard work, effort, focus, and determination that students are putting into their nonfiction texts that they are writing. A majority of the students have finished their rough drafts last week on… [Read More…]

Which Way to the Wild West?

Dear Families, Welcome back! I hope you were able to enjoy some time off over the break with your family. We finished reading Kate DiCamillo’s The Tiger Rising shortly before Winter Break. After we finished the book, we had a… [Read More…]

“Tell Me Something You Learned Today.”

Dear Families, I remember when I was a kid, I’d come home from school and my parents would ask me, “How was school today.” I always said, “Fine.” In the event there was a fire drill I always mentioned, “Fine…. [Read More…]

Raising the Roof With Metaphors

Dear Families, This past week, we took our learning to whole new levels! We are working on better understanding, identifying, and using figurative language in our oral and written language. We’ve been discussing idioms and puns all year long and… [Read More…]

Odds & Ends

Dear Families, Thanksgiving is upon us. That can only mean one thing and one thing only…we’re three weeks from Winter Break! There’s a lot of random information I need to share: We’ll be watching James and the Giant Peach tomorrow… [Read More…]


Dear Families, Well, last week was a short week, wasn’t it? I remember a discussion the class had at the beginning of last week where we were lamenting how we would have to come to school on Friday and we’d… [Read More…]