NLSW Day 4- Wacky Tacky Day!

There were no special activities today, but I think we would all agree that dressing up for Wacky Tacky Day is an activity all in itself.  The less you match, the better; I’d say we all fit the description quite nicely.  🙂

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Biography Book Reports

Today we presented our Biography Book Reports.  Each student had to read a biography of their choice.  For the presentation, they needed to dress as the person they read about, and present the report about the person as if they WERE that person.  They needed to use first-person perspective while speaking, and were also graded on how well they talked to their audience (eye contact, looking up, etc.).  Everyone did REALLY well on these projects!  We had a few presidents, some sports figures, and other famous personalities both familiar and not as familiar.  Excellent job today, 4R!  🙂

(I did take individual pictures of each child, which we will hang in the hall for awhile before handing back.  Below are the group shots we took when everyone was done presenting.)

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Happy 100th Day!

Today was the 100th day of school for the school year!  We had much to do, but found a few minutes to celebrate with some creative cup designs.  Each group was given 100 cups and some tape, and needed to come up with some sort of creation.

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The girls’ group created a Chinese dragon, while the boys’ group came up with a base, tank, and cannon.  Gotta love it!  🙂

Football Math Review

Boy, did we have a fun day today in 4R!  We tried out a new review game idea that I picked up at conference this fall.  The basic idea is that we had a football “field” in our room, and two teams.  All students solved every problem, and the problems were timed.  At the end of the time, I either pulled random names from our name cup, or had all students hold up their answers.  If they were correct, they advanced one yard line.  If they were incorrect, they stayed where they were.  Once they reached an endzone, they scored a point for their team, and then turned around and headed back toward the other endzone to try and score again.

We had a blast playing, and I think we’ll be seeing this game again in the future!  🙂

And now, of course, some pictures from our day:

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Our playing “field”

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The green team

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The yellow team

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Working on some problems…check out those game faces!

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It’s getting intense at mid-field!

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(There’s a problem up on the board, I promise!)

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The yellow team wins!

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Group picture!  (Special shout out to Isaac’s family for the use of the referee shirt.  I felt very official…get it?!  Official!  Hehe…)

We enjoyed the rest of our day with our desks pushed off to the side.  It was fun learning on the floor with clipboards instead of desks and the floor instead of chairs.  Not how we want to spend every day, but it was definitely a fun experience!  All in all, another great day in 4R!  🙂

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PS- Our Math Test over Chapter 8 (which we reviewed for with this game!) is on Thursday.  Study those division facts!!  🙂