The Green Bay Packers ROCK!!

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, Student posts | Posted on June 4, 2013

Some of the boys in our class are a little bit obsessed with the Green Bay Packers.  During Buddy Writing a couple of weeks ago some of them wrote to them and Mrs. Patterson mailed the art and letters.

Photo Jun 04, 2 08 56 PM  TODAY we got a package from them. It contained a letter, pencils and post cards.  WOW!  I think we are all Green Bay Fans now!

Jilly Boo’s New Cage!

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in class photos, classroom, Student posts | Posted on February 21, 2013

We ordered a new cage for Jilly Boo from Piggy Bedspreads.  Jilly Boo likes her new cage.  We picked out the polka dots.  We voted to decide on the fabric and then ordered it.  The cage came yesterday! It is 10 squares around.  It has three squares on two of the  sides and two squares on the other two sides.  The bottom is made of coroplast.  We folded up the sides and taped them.  Then we put on the piggy bedspread.  We put Jilly Boo in it to let her run around.  We could tell she liked it.  While we were watching her, Mrs. Patterson put on the square sides.  We added her hay box, water bottle, food dish and her couch.   We left Jilly Boo and the cage in the middle of our carpet but then we moved her to the reading spot so we could read to her during buddy reading.

 

Jilly Boo by Corban

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, digital story, Student posts | Posted on February 6, 2013

Click here to hear Jilly Boo by Corban

Jilly Boo by Corban

The Chocolate Touch

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in class photos, classroom | Posted on January 14, 2013

Our whole school is reading The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling.  We are having a great time answering trivia questions that our Principal asks on the Morning Announcements and in ART we got to finger paint with CHOCOLATE PUDDING!  It was delicious!

 

Veterans Day at McHarg

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom | Posted on November 12, 2012

Today, we celebrated Veterans Day at McHarg Elementary.  We sang songs for the veterans.  We sang You’re a Grand Old Flag, Eleven-Eleven, and I am Proud to be an American.  We invited parents and grandparents who are veterans to come to our school.  We said the pledge of allegiance and we had a Color Guard who brought the flag in.  We also invited them to a breakfast in the Art room.  Kids who had veteran family go to go to breakfast too.

Ali brought a picture of her dad when he was in the Marines to share.  It has been a fun day!

A Day in the Life of Patterson’s Pack

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, digital story, skills, Student posts, teachers, video | Posted on October 23, 2012

We have been hard at work learning how to be independent workers.  We are learning to appreciate differences and  our similarities.  We are respectful of each others learning styles and supportive of each others learning.  It is a beautiful thing.  Recently a blog reader sent me this article called 20 Things Educators Need to Know about Learning Spaces.  I enjoyed reading the article and thought “wow, maybe everyone isn’t doing things just like us”.  So I decided to ask the kids what they thought about the things we were doing daily and about being able to choose where they prefer to work.  That quickly led to putting together a digital story about our day and how we work.  We use a Daily 5 structure by The Two Sisters.  When the kids are working independently, it allows me to confer and support each child individually.  I love that I feel like I really know each child, their learning strengths and areas that need my support.  Enjoy…

 

The Sid Shuffle

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, video | Posted on October 19, 2012

We have been having a wonderful time using the Sid Shuffle for a Brain Break during the day. This one really gets your heart pumping! What is your favorite Brain Dance?

Bus Safety At McHarg Elementary

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, digital story | Posted on September 14, 2012

Earth by Stevie

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, Student posts | Posted on May 18, 2012

Click here to hear Stevie read Earth.


Dolphins by Coral

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Posted by mrspatterson | Posted in classroom, Student posts | Posted on May 15, 2012

Click here to hear Coral read Dolphins.

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