Student News: March 18, 2005

by the Students of Room 208

This week we finished the MEAs. The MEAs are a big test the 4th graders take. Afterwards, we had ice cream sundaes. We also went to Mrs. Clason and Mrs. Kohn's and did the "Cha-Cha-Cha." Then we snuck upstairs and surprised Mr. Sprankle. Some people said their hands hurt after 2 whole weeks of testing!

We did [the MEAs] in Mr. I's classroom. We didn't get to see the 3rd graders until 11:00 or 11:15. We had mixed emotions about the MEAs being over. We are sad because we now have homework. We are happy because the stress is gone.

Another thing we have been learning about is Native Americans. We have learned some facts about Native Americans. Some facts we learned are: they had a source of money. It was called "Wampums." We are going to make Wampums out of noodles. Native Americans made Wampums out of clams and mussels shells.

Also, these past couple [of] weeks we have been doing QAR (Question Answer Relationships). There are "Right There" questions, "Think and Search" questions, and "Author and You" questions. Being able to use QAR helps us be better test takers. Click the movie below to hear more.

Finally this week, we started Reader's Theater. There are four Reader's Theater groups. Their names are "Click-Clack Moo," "Don't Wake the Mummy," "Lightning Larry," and "Louhi, Witch of North Farm." We've been practicing really hard. We all have different parts.

Posted: Fri - March 18, 2005 at 12:26 PM