Monday, March 25, 2013


Happy Monday, folks! it me or does it feel exceptionally cold outside?  I don't know about you, but I'll happily welcome warm spring temps when they feel they should oblige us with their presence! 

We have moved on from rectilinear area and are now working on displaying data through different types of graphs. Today, we learned about bar graphs and using the information found within them to answer questions.  We also took data of our own and displayed it on a bar graph and learned that every graph MUST have a title and labels so we know what we're reading...just like a book!

Students are working on identifying the theme of literary (fictional text) in reading with Mr. Featherston.
HOMEWORK: last page of packet

PM activities:
We worked on similes and metaphors which are the second to last components of our figurative languages that we'll cover. 

TOMORROW (Tuesday, March 26th) is our Field Trip to Georgetown College.  We will be walking there and as you should know, it is awfully cold outside.  We WILL be walking there AND engaging in a walking tour so it is imperative that your student comes to school heavily attired in winter wear (heavy coats, scarves, gloves, hats, etc.).  Some students have NOT turned in their permission forms and let me be clear, no permission form...NO GO!  It's that easy. 

Have a marvelous Monday evening and STAY WARM!
Mrs. Thomas

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hiiiiii everyone!

Just wanted to say, "Hi" and let you know that we're here, we're alive, and we are learning, learning, learning away!  Can you believe our kiddos are actually using the word, "rectilinear"?!?  Holy moly!  We are learning about measurement and the attributes coinciding within such as area, perimeter, and even the area and perimeter of decomposing rectilinear figures...CRAZY! 

Anyway, I just wanted you to know that my extended absence has been for a reason and I want to tank everyone for their thoughts, concerns, and well wishes.  It has been a trying time for us all.  I hate being away from the students, but it's nice to know that they missed me while I was gone...I sure missed them! 

I also have a new computer here at school so posting on this blog should be much, MUCH easier (it was tedious, time consuming, and VERY hard before, to say the least!). 

We have things coming up:

NO SCHOOL - March 15th
SPRING BREAK - April 1st - 5th
STARLab - April 18th 

I love, love, love you!xoxo,
Mrs. Thomas