Friday, January 27, 2012


Each day after lunch recess Miss Frank reads to the class. Earlier this month it was from the Caldecott Award winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Thanks to the Charlevoix Waterfront Artfair Committee/Council for the Arts all third and fourth grade students are going to get to go see the movie that was based on the book: Hugo. The movie was directed by Martin Scorsese and is nominated for best picture. We are going Wednesday, February 1, but students need to return the permission slips that were sent home today. It will be interesting to hear if Miss Frank pronounced the French names correctly!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We Recommend

For the past few weeks students have been working hard on their own web pages. Each student chose a book they have read, wrote a recommendation, typed that up, created art work to go with it, and put it all together. You can check out the amazing web pages by clicking here!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentines for Bunker Hill

Today students created wonderful Valentine notes and cards for the crew members of the USS Bunker Hill. Catherine from our class has a cousin on board, and our Americorps members are organizing a school-wide mailing to the ship that has recently been deployed to Afghanistan.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Handy Handwriting

Last week the class transitioned to writing all cursive, all the time, including spelling tests and homework. The students have been working hard at their handwriting and have been very patient with Miss Frank as she works on hers!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Economics in Action

As part of our unit on Economics, students worked together to run virtual lemonade stands. Each group decided how to spend money on supplies and how much to charge depending on the weather.

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Book Orders

Two new book orders went home today. Please send in completed forms with cash or a check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs. Orders are due Friday, January 13. If you would rather order online, you can go to Enter code JFC6L and our class will still earn points. The more we order, the more points we earn for free books to go in our class library!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year, New Winter!

Happy New Year to one and all, and welcome winter! Gregor wants to remind everyone to dress appropriately for recess now that the snow is here: boots, snowpants, hat, mittens/gloves, and of course, a coat!