First Five For Friday In April!

Hello!  Weekends are a wonderful time to link-up with Doodle Bugs for:

The week started off with a trip to the MSPCA/Angell emergency room.  Gabi the Dog managed to find a rawhide bone in the backyard and then got it stuck around her bottom jaw.  The veterinarian had to sedate her and remove with bone with pruning shears:

You can also read Gabi's version of the ordeal on her blog here.

Last week's theme of the week was gorillas:

I'm reading the One and Only Ivan to the kids during snack, and I managed to get enough copies of Good Morning, Gorilla which we are reading together as a class.  Our Morning Messages focused on gorilla poems or facts.

We started subtracting across zeroes.  I tried out this method:

                                                    (Click on picture to see original Pin.)
I made my own anchor chart, but it doesn't have this adorable bunny in the hat so I'm showing you the original.  Most of the kids loved this method.  We also reviewed doing this type of subtraction in expanded form, too.  Most of the students do not remember their subtraction facts so we'll be working A LOT of that next week.

We've been reviewing and discussing several events leading up to the American Revolution.

Yesterday (Friday) I booked a field trip to the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum for June 23rd which is the day before the last day of school.  How exciting!

We also spent time learning and reviewing Point of View.  In our citywide reading test, there was a story about Narcissus.  The short answer question involved elaborating on his point of view. 

The One and Only Ivan (click here to read more about this book) is perfect for point of view because the story is told by Ivan who is a gorilla.  Also, we enjoy reading Gabi the Dog's blog to read about her point of view about life.  As you can see in the picture, she's really enjoying those bunny glasses!

Happy April!


  1. Oh my, your poor Gabi! Who would have thought something like that could occur? Hope she is all better now.

  2. Poor pup! Hope she is feeling better.

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