We started out the week with our field trip to see Charlotte's Web play.  We had such a great time! 

Last week was our last week learning about different authors in writing.  Some of us were so disappointed because we really enjoyed this unit.  The good news was that we were going to study authors in room 1417: US!!!! We spent the week working with our friends to write and illustrate books.  We were so excited! The children were actually begging to work on their books! It was so neat to see.
In math we spent the whole week learning about fractions! We know that cutting something in half means we have two equal groups and cutting something into fourths means we make four equal groups.  We found out we could use this when talking about quarters too and are excited to add it to our schema about money. We created a fractionpillar and made a pizza with our choice of toppings. 
In reading we added a new word to our vocabulary: inferring! We learned that when you infer you use your schema and texts from the clues.  To help us with this concept we looked at riddles and tried to guess what the riddle was talking about.  We learned that one riddle was talking about squirrels because we knew that squirrels liked nuts and had fur and paws! We tried this skill our our own with a poem, which we brought home this week.
You may have heard that we had a vistor in our classroom this week: A LEPRECHAUN! Boy, was he messy! He visited us on Thursday and Friday so we decided to set some traps. We set them out on Friday so we will see what we catch on Monday.  We are hoping to catch some leprechauns or may even some gold! We will keep you posted!! To help celebrate St. Patrick's Day we wrote a review on our favorite book. 
Once again, we had a great week in our "Buggy for Books" adventure! Our bug jar is getting so full from all the reading we are doing.  The homemade bugs looked great.  The kids enjoyed visiting the "bug museum" throughout the week.

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