Sunday, September 25, 2016

Week in Review

We had such a fun Spirit Week! All of the themed days really made our days more exciting!

The homecoming assembly was a blast. We sang the Blackberry Song and Kaneland's fight song. We also heard from the band and each of the different sports teams. 

In addition to Spirit Week, we had a great week filled with new activities and more challenging activities. 

We are continuing our digital citizenship conversations and we have practiced making comments on the work of our friends. 

We started by leaving nice comments as a class using our class Twitter account.

Mrs. Reilly replied to our comment and even came and read a hilarious story to our class!

Then we practice leaving written comments on our class work in the hall. 

This week we will try commenting on our digital work. 

Room 200 has started our first writing unit of the year, Personal Narratives. You may also hear these referred to as a "small moment". These pieces of writing with be stories about our own lives and stories about things that have happened to us. Our goal is to write it so that it makes a movie in our reader's mind.  

L.W. using his Personal Word Wall to make sure he is going to spell his sight words correctly.
We also received new writing buddies this week. These friends are important when helping us generate ideas and hearing our rough drafts. 

Listen to this example of an excellent Personal Narrative by G.P.:

If the students are looking for an excellent moment to write about, they can try writing about our bus evacuation practice where we learned our bus safety rules.

Finally, We ended this week with a STEM challenge. The students were given 6 pipe cleaners, 3ft of tape, and 1 piece of paper. They were tasked to build a tower that could stand on its own. They worked in collaborative teams of 2 or 3 and did an amazing job! We will be expanding on this idea this week. 

Exploratory Highlight:
We learned the art of pumpkin drawing with Mrs. Berth in art class.

Room 200 by the Numbers:

Reading Stamina:

We crushed our reading stamina goal of 20 minutes by making it to 23 minutes! 

Math Fact Fluency:

Total problems correct for the Class: 249
Number of Perfect Scores and All Time Bests: 14

Random 5 Word Wall Words:
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Total words correct for the Class: 106 (same as last week)

Number of Perfect Scores and All Time Bests: 16

Thanks for checking in on us. Please leave us a comment! We would love to hear from you!


  1. Looks like a great week! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Way to go Room 200! You all are off to an amazing start to the school year, crushing goals left and right. The sky is the limit with you students. Keep up the great work!

  3. I love that you all are practicing leaving nice comments for your classmates. I also think it's cool you have writing buddies. How helpful to have a classmate to work with! I also think I need to get to the library to pick up that book from Mrs Reilly and read how funny it is.