Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Happy Tuesday folks!  I am soooo grateful to be able to be a part of our amazing families we have in our class this year...educating these kiddos is so wonderful and has greatly enriched and fulfilled my life!  Thank YOU for allowing me to be a part of cultivating their education and thank YOU to everyone who sent me flowers today!  They are soooo beautiful and our room smells absolutely AMAZING :)
tons of flowers...this picture doesn't do it justice!
We are no longer switching for reading and math; the students will be staying with me all day everyday for their content area instruction.  We will be focusing on theme weeks for the rest of the year and incorporating that theme into everything we do.  This week, we are focusing on the Derby and the rich tradition and history it brings to Kentucky's legacy.
all of our jockey silks :)

For READING today, we completed a reading comprehension passage where we read about the very first Kentucky Derby and answered questions that coincided. 
For SOCIAL STUDIES, we completed our hats and our ties that symbolize the wonderful traditions that go with the Derby.
For WRITING, students created their own stories and they were HILARIOUS!
Finally, this afternoon, the students worked on creating their Derby placemats and MATH, practicing place value using statistics we found centered around the annual event.
crazy hats...crazy girls :)

most of our lovely ladies in their lovely Derby hats

studly studs in their Derby ties

everything about this picture makes me laugh!!!
:) :) :) :) :)

HOMEWORK:  All students will need to read at least 20 minutes this evening.  We are picking back up with our routines now that we are over the big "hump" of testing.  Thus, planners also need to be signed NIGHTLY again.
**ALSO, ANY STUDENT WHO WAS IN MY READING CLASS FROM JANUARY through NOW NEEDS TO TURN IN HIS/HER CHAPTER BOOKS FROM READING GROUPS (Dollhouse Murders; Loser; Bud, not Buddy; or the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe)!!!**

Have an AWESOME night!
Mrs. Thomas
My mother-in-law and father-in-law sent me these today too!
so sweet :)

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