Once writing was taken care of we had our very first EVACUATION DRILL. These drills don't seem too bad when they are just for practice, but like we talked about today, it is very important to follow our leader and do exactly what we are suppose to because staying safe is our number one priority when we have been told to evacuate the building. For the first run at this the kids did pretty darn good. We will practice again so that there is no confusion if we would ever need to evacuate Eisenhower.
To end the morning we read another chapter out of Flat Stanley and worked on writing a summary. I was so excited when they could tell me that summaries are just a way to retell what we read in our own words and when they helped me write the chapter summary and it didn't sound half bad! Our writing practice is PAYING OFF! That makes me so happy because we have worked hard on it this year!
Right before recess we had a live facetime call with my niece who is in the army and is deployed over seas right now. Since we are working on citizenship I thought hearing from Laurel might be a nice addition to our character counts lessons! She did an outstanding job answering all of our questions and the kids were very interested in where she was, what she was doing, and what it was like for her to be away from home over the holidays! I was super impressed with their level of engagement during this call! Way to go Eagles! You made me very proud with your questions! Great Job!
In the afternoon we worked on multiplying with 7's and then using our 6 and 7 times tables to help us solve word problems. Each group did a terrific job at teacher time and then at coding club time so many groups earned badges for finishing activities that I didn't think I would get them all passed out! Keep up the great work! I am seeing some very COOL projects every day!
Tomorrow we will get after it again, so please be ready to roll up your sleeves and work hard for me! Character Counts assembly is right after the FAN TUNNEL and then it will be time to wrap up letters to the people we are sending our flat class too! If you can type out a list of the multiples of 7 from 7 to 77 in the comments it will earn you an extra $2 at morning meeting!
Can't wait to see you tomorrow!