Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Author and storyteller, Robin Moore, visited Keystone on Tuesday, April 5th. His family has lived in the Pennsylvania mountains for two hundred years. Since 1981, he has presented thousands of programs and workshops at schools, museums, and festivals. His program combined traditional and original North American stories with a demonstration of old-time living skills, and was enjoyed by all.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Our story this week is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett. It is about the town of Chewandswallow where the weather comes three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but in the form of food and beverages! The students will have fun creating some wacky weather forecasts, after reading this story!

Skills include: judgments and decisions, root words, summarizing, and reading and identifying signs that inform or persuade; as well as recognizing propaganda.


We have been studying helping and linking verbs, and will be moving on to commas in a series, and combining sentences.


We have finished up telling time to the minute and elapsed time, and will be moving on to bar graphs and line plots.


We have been working long and hard on natural resource powerpoints with our partners, to wrap up our geography unit. There will be a special presentation of these for parents on Friday the 15th, at 2:30 p.m. Next up is our Jamestown colony unit of study.