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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

We have a New Class Pet!

Snowball the Hamster is our newest member of the classroom!

Ms. Pavlicek was kind enough to supply our classroom with a cute little hamster that the children named Snowball.  Below you will see photos of Ms. P. giving the students a presentation on how to take care of Snowball.

Snowball will need a home over April break, so if you are interested please send in a note or email me at

Persuasive Writing on the Seasons

Which Season Is the Most Important?
While we learned that all seasons are important, the students of Room 111 took their writing to another level and chose one season to write about.  Their goal: to persuade their readers that their chosen season was the most important.

Step One: Learning about all of the seasons:
First we watched educational videos and read books on each individual season:

Step Two: We recorded our facts into our seasons notebooks:

Step 3: We learned about the features of good persuasive writing:

Step 4: We each chose a season to write about, outlined our writing on our panning sheets and began our rough drafts:

Step 5: We created our persuasive posters.  We started with writing a beginning to hook our readers.  We then supported this topic sentence with reasons, facts and pictures.  Some pictures were drawn and others were photos which went with our words.  Here we are sharing our posters with each other:

Here are our Persuasive Posters!  Enjoy!