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Thursday, December 9, 2010
Reported by Conner

This morning, when I got to school, I played wall ball with my friends.  Since it was the beginning of the day we had to play with kids younger than us.  They played fairly similar to the way we played but not exactly.  My friend, Mason, said, “I hope we don’t have to run today.”

When the bell rang, Mr. Coley told us to drop our stuff off and come back outside.  Everyone groaned.  We hate running.  We run four times around our field.  Altogether, that equals one mile.  The district says boys have to be able to run a mile in ten minutes and girls have to be able to run a mile in twelve minutes.  I did it in under nine minutes.

After running everyone was tired.  Next on the agenda was Morning Business.  In Morning Business everyone gets out last night’s homework and writes down today’s homework.  Then we checked our boxes.  After that Mr. Coley “checked in” our homework.  That’s where he has us hold our homework in the air to see if everyone has it.

Then we checked our homework.  We had a spelling crossword puzzle and a Science Weekly.  Some of the words on the crossword puzzle were: unnecessary, expression, television, correction, and responsible.  Science Weekly is sort of a newspaper with a crossword on the back.  This week’s paper was all about the water cycle.

On the agenda next was Coleycast.  We are starting Coleycast #49 and #50.  I am doing the segment on Roanoke in the Social Studies cast.  We started on our final drafts.  I got about halfway done.

In Social Studies we finished the note packet Mr. Coley made for us.  We talked about fishing and whaling in the New England colonies.  We talked about trading in the colonies.  We also talked about the slave industry.  A lot of people didn’t like that part. 

When Social Studies was over Mr. Coley read Where the Red Fern Grows.  We were at the very end and I don’t want to spoil the book to anyone who hasn’t read it.

At 11:35, after recess, was Math.  Everyone switched for classes.  I stayed in Mr. Coley’s room.  The first thing we did was go over homework.  We are learning about dividing mixed numbers.  Then we played a review game called Who Wants to Win Three Pieces of Licorice?  like Who Wants to be a Millionaire?  We had five minutes left so we started on our homework. I only got four problems done.

Following Math was lunch.  I bought a chicken burger.  Yum!  I tried football after lunch but I never got the ball and some guy busted his knee, so I don’t think I’ll be playing that again anytime soon.

Then it was time for Silent Sustained Reading or S.S.R. for short.  I read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  I didn’t get very far.

Mr. Coley read Where the Red Fern Grows for the rest of the day.  We finished it.  It was so good nobody knew what the time was until Mr. Coley said, “Ok, we have about one minute to pack up before the bell rings.”

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