Friday, April 16, 2010

Life in Old Salem

We took an exciting field trip to Old Salem to experience life in our community over two hundred years ago! Tell me about some of the differences in the past and the present. Also, tell me what you liked most about the experience.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Father of Our Country

Last week we studied George Washington and how he became known as "The Father of Our Country". We learned many facts about his life and why he is a very important part of our country's history. Tell me one interesting fact you learned during our study and your opinion about why he was a great leader. Don't forget to give reasons to support your opinion....why?????

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Downtown Winston-Salem Field Trip

Yesterday, we learned more about our community and government on a field trip to Downtown Winston-Salem. We met the leader of our city, Mayor Allen Joines, who works with the city council to make our community a good place to live. Think about his job and what you would do to make Winston-Salem better if you were the mayor. Complete this sentence in your comment and give reasons why.

If I were the mayor, I would...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Text-to-Text Connections

This week, we have read the stories The Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Javelinas. What kind of text-to-text connections have you made between these two stories?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fifth Grade Buddies: What do you like about having a buddy in the fifth grade?

When our classes get together, the second grade students get excited about having an older friend that is interested in them as a person. They look up to the fifth graders and look forward to seeing them whenever possible. It's been a great experience so far and I hope to spend both educational and recreational time with our buddies throughout the year. Mrs. Carlson

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What do you like about fall (autumn)?

When autumn comes in late September, the air turns cooler and the trees change to beautiful colors like red, orange, and yellow. Fun things happen like the Dixie Classic Fair and Halloween. Fall is a great time to play outdoors with my dogs.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Constitution Day

Yesterday we read a book about the history and symbolism of the American flag. What does the flag mean to you? Please post your comments to our blog.