We are getting ever-closer to finishing our Advertising WebQuests.  I'm very excited to see what the students generate as advertisements for our tween magazine.  We took a break from our webquest Monday to celebrate President's Day by writing about what we would do if we were president for just one day.

We continue to study fractions during math.  We are starting to work with mixed numbers and will soon be working with fractions with unlike denominators.

This week in reading, we practiced working with non-fiction texts.  We read about the arctic and Antarctica to complement the fictional Mr. Popper's Penguins that we just finished.  Also, we started a Dr. Seuss author study for Read Across America next week.  Students picked a Dr. Seuss quote and described how that quote applied to their lives.

Next week we are celebrating Read Across America with a spirit week, these are the various daily activities:
Monday-Exercise your reading ability and wear your workout clothing.
Tuesday-Hats off to Dr. Seuss, wear a hat!
Wednesday-Be a good sport, read and wear your favorite team jersey.
Thursday-Dr. Seuss wrote some crazy, mixed up stories!  Mix up your clothes by wearing them inside out!
Friday- Books help you dream of faraway places and days to come.  Dream and wear your jammies!
Monday was a crazy day, we came back from our 9 snow days! It was Valentine's Day and the 100th Day of School!  We read the story Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch! After reading the story, we talked about admiration, then used our knowledge about admiration to write a special note of admiration to one of our classmates.  Thank you to Taylor's mother for throwing us a great Valentine's party as well!
After the excitement of Monday, Room 210 got back to business over the course of the next 4 days.  In writing, we are currently working on our Advertising WebQuest that I developed for my eMINTS certification.  We are learning a lot about marketing strategies and will be developing our own advertisements in the next weeks.  In math, we've begun our study of fractions.  In reading, we finished Mr. Popper's Penguins this week, what a fun book!  Finally, in social studies we've started studying Colonial Life.  We are going to learn about the founding of the colonies, then life in the colonies.  Finally, we will be making comparisons between colonial life and 21st century life.

It was great being back in Room 210 with all of my students.
Tuesday we welcomed our 20th student to Room 210.
We didn't have school at all this week due to the weather.  I know I'm going a little stir-crazy!  I can't wait to be back in Room 210 with my kiddos.  Monday is going to be crazy, 9 days out of school and it's Valentine's Day!  Looking forward to it though!
Sadly, much of this week was spent outside of the school building.  Monday word of a blizzard moving through the area led to a lot of scurrying to accomplish as much as possible before the impending snow days.  I assumed we would only be out a couple of days, but then the snow started to fall and kept falling.  We did not return to school the entire week.  I for one was stuck at home until Thursday!  I am certainly missing my students.  I hope that they are all home, safe and warm, and that we will once again gather together next week!