Friday, October 1,
Reported by Alana
Hello students of Room 34,I am Alana, and Today I am your Roving
Reporter for today, Friday, October 1,2010.
Today is a Friday so today we go to Friday Flag as always we have
Shark Bites, and of course they talk about PTA and now we have
Student Council Representative so everyone in the school entered how
people in their class is wearing school colors which is blue and
black, and we got 18 (much better than last week when we only had
9), but unfortunately Mrs. Reed got it because she unfortunately 25.
Mrs. Picchiottino said, “Mr. Fanning is bringing a special guest
next week so he won’t be performing today”. So after Friday Flag we
went back to our classroom and we unpacked our bags, got our
homework out, wrote in our Minder Binder (Mr. Coley’s way of saying
agenda), and checked our mailboxes.
Afterwards, we took out a pencil and our white trays out and began
our Lesson 7 spelling test. Two of our spelling words were
homophones like pier, a good place to fish and peer,
to look out the window. Also two of them sounded alike like hurl
and pearl. Then it was on to the challenge words, if you
missed 0,1.or 2 on the practice test then you are required to the
challenge words, but if you didn’t miss 0,1,or 2,and you missed 3 or
4,and you still like do it then you write “just for fun”.
When we finished spelling, we went onto Literature Circles. Lit.
(short for literature) Circles is were a group of 4 or 5 people, at
your same level of reading standards) coming together to read a book
at the same level as you are. So for homework we had to practice the
first job and that job is “Discussion Director”, and that was about
you had to make up your own questions that the answer cannot be
found in the book or can be a one answer question, (we decided to go
with the book Among the Hidden and Among the Imposters)
here is one of Emma’s question, If you were Luke and you didn’t call
Mr. Talbot, Jen’s dad, what do you think would of happened?
Everybody had great answers, but I like this answer, A: He could
have gotten caught by population police. So then Mathew decided to
go with his question which was, If you were going to rate it what
would you rate it? Why? I went with Alana’s, the roving reporter for
today, answer which was, a 7 out of 10, because I thought it could
use more pages, more information. Mr. Coley said that was enough
question’s so we moved on.
Following Literature Circles we moved onto Artist of the Month and
our artist is… Claude Monet he had such a passion so he went to
Paris, France, the Art City of the World, and he also met another
artist named Renoir (Ren-wa). We used whiteboards so we wrote are
answers on the whiteboards and showed Mr. Coley. Claude Monet was
born in Le Havre, France in 1840 and died in 1926, but before he
died he painted some great pictures like one of his famous painting
“Woman with Umbrella”. Monet loved to paint the sky and sea because
the sky and sea change at morning and night, but he also liked to
paint flowers and waters. Before Monet did any of his famous
painting he served in the military for 3 years. He also developed
techniques of impressionism. Impression used quick brushstrokes and
patches of bright that blend together. Also something interesting
about Monet is any of his paintings either have water or a garden.
We are doing reflections, another thing Monet loved to do, what we
do we draw a beach scene with some hills or mountains and some trees
(optional), then we only color in the top and after we do that we
make the reflection and then take paint and water the paint and
brush, but unfortunately we could not finish because it was recess.
In Social Studies, we corrected our Study Guide Packet, and we took
the test that Mr. Coley has been talking to us about for weeks. When
we finished we just read a book, but of course it was lunch time.
When we came back from lunch we did S.S.R., which stands for Super
Silent Reading while Mr. Coley records his ColeyCast. A ColeyCast is
a broadcast talking about school subjects like Reading, describing
the books we read, or Lit. Circles, or even the 8 Planets. So Mr.
Coley recorded Kinds of Sentences like Exclamatory: BOO!,
Imperative: Go., Interrogative: Really?, and Declarative: Nice..
At 2:00, Friday Business which everyone gets excited about! Friday
Business is Weekly Homophone Challenge, a WHC is a question that
asks you something when the answer is two words that sound the same
but is spelled differently like for this weeks WHC was When TWO
COUPLES go to a restaurant TOGETHER they ask for a table…(complete
the sentence) A: FOR FOUR, and that winner was MEGAN!! So she got
opportunity to play Deal or no Deal, she chose case #10,her school
number, and she started off super great and ended up okay, and her
had $75.00 instead of $1,000,000 dollars. Last but not least the
Student of the Week was Emma,(who got to open the cases at Deal or
no Deal on the computer). The quiet seat was not quiet today, but
there is still Monday. We were also going to do P.E., but we did
not. Finally, It was to go home because it was 2:30.
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