Monday, January 24, 2005

Animal Alphabet Poem By D. Y.

A is for anteater with a long tongue
B is for bull charging away
C is for cobra, Watch out it'll bite!
D is for dingo a very dangerous dog
E is for eagle that soars in the sky
F is for fox silent and sly
G is for great white shark, a blood thirsty shark
H is for hammerhead, another shark
I is for iguana a scaly lizard
J is for jaguar a silent black cat
K is for koala a very lazy bear
L is for lynx a playful cat
M is for mountain gorilla, a rare gorilla
N is for narwhal a weird whale
O if for ox a very strong animal
P is for penguins that waddle away
Q is for quail a funny bird
R is for red-tailed hawk a cool soaring bird
S is for skinny pig a hairless creature
T is for tiger silent and fast
U if for umbrella fish another weird fish
V is for vulture a bird of prey
W is for whale shark a very big shark
X is for x-ray fish a fish with a weird name
Y is for yak like the show Yakety Yak
Z is for the zebra with stripes all over him!

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Multiplication Table Contest

On Friday January 16th we had a multiplication contest during our weekly assembly. Students in grades 2, 3, 4, & 5 tried to be the fastest at correctly writing out the times tables. The teachers and principal joined in the fun.

I hope all the students in Room 222 are practicing so that they can do their best at our next assembly.

Multiplication Table Contest Posted by Hello

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

"Young Miss Franny Being Scared by the Bear" by S.G. Posted by Hello

Poem of the Day

Kids in My Class
by J. P.

Kids are nice,kids are mean,
Some kid's lockers aren't very clean.

Oh my gosh! There are so many girls,
Some kids come from different worlds.

There's not a lot of toys, or many boys.

Some kids work so hard, what can I say?
The rest of the class is talking away

Lots of the class pays attention,
If you don't you'll have a detention!
Dunn, dunn, dunn!!!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Book Three Now on Sale! Posted by Hello

The second book by P.X. and K.C.. Posted by Hello

Famous Author and Illustrator in Room 222

The long awaited sequel to The Adventures of Captain Sheepy Pants and Captain Sheepy Pants and the Attack of the Evil Toilets went on sale today. Author P.X. and illustrator K.C. started selling their third book, Captain Sheepy Pants and the Attack of the Five Crazy Roosters. Staff and students love reading about the wacky adventures of the four boys, their weird teacher, mean principal and psychotic janitor.

We are all looking forward to the fourth book The Attack of the Evil Martians. Meanwhile....watch out for the Hypno Ring.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Winn-Dixie the Movie

Every time I read Because of Winn-Dixie I think they should make a movie based on it.
Well, finally they have! Find out more here: http://www.becauseofwinndixiemovie.com/

Movie Title: BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE
STATUS: Coming Soon
RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2005
CAST: Jeff Daniels, Dave Matthews, Eva Maria Saint, Cicely Tyson, AnnaSophia Robb

SYNOPSIS:
A lonely young girl (AnnaSophia Robb) adopts an orphaned dog, Winn-Dixie (named for the supermarket where she found him), who helps her makes friends in a small Florida town. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the townspeople, and helps heal her own troubled relationship with her father (Jeff Daniels).
Based on Kate DiCamillo's 2001 Newbery Honor winning novel.

GENRE: Family
DIRECTOR: Wayne Wang
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
PRODUCER: Trevor Albert, Joan V. Singleton
SCREENPLAY Joan V. Singleton



Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Have you ever seen a dog smile? Posted by Hello

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

What kind of kid names a dog after a grocery store? India Opal Buloni is not your typical 10 year old. She lives with her father, whom she refers to as "the preacher", in a trailer park in Florida.

Students in our class think that she's:

1. Kind: She saved a dog from being sent to the pound.
2. Quiet: She was considered an "exception" by the manager of the adults only trailer park because of her good behaviour.

We'll add more as we read the novel over the next few weeks.

About the Author

Kids Reads: Where did the idea for BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE come from?
Kate DiCamillo: I think it came from longing: longing for home and longing for a dog. I wrote the story during the worst winter on record in Minnesota (brrrrr!) when I was missing Florida (where I grew up); also, my apartment building does not allow dogs. But imaginary dogs aren't against the rules. So I made one up to keep me (and Opal) company.

How Animals Help People

Yesterday did a "think, pair, share" activity. Here are the top responses to the question:

How do animals help people?

1. Keep us company.
2. Protect and/or guard us.
3. Provide food.
4. Guide and assist handicapped people.
5. Entertain us. (movies,circus, horse & dog racing)
6. Pets can help reduce the risk of heart attack.
7. Provide material for clothing. (wool, leather)

Monday, January 03, 2005

New Year's Resolutions.

Today we talked about our New Year's resolutions. Some people said that they are going to work harder and do better in school this year. Some people plan to advance levels in video games. Other people plan to watch less TV. Many people are working towards achieving their goals. Some people want to improve their attitude. We hope that everyone can stick to their resolutions.