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Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 62- Longest Name EVER

We are still studying fables and folk tales and today's story comes to us from China. It seems that it was once tradition to name one's first born son a long and dignified name, while naming any other consequent children names of less distinction.
Such was the fate of one small boy with the LONGEST. NAME. EVER. His name was Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi- pip peri pembo.
Not to give away the whole story (but feel free to ask your student about it!) the lesson learned is that a long name may be an honor, but it may come with a price.
On a side note, there was one time during the story that gave me some giggling fits. I don't think my students knew what to do when they saw their teacher acting like a 5 year old, so they just laughed along. :)

Math today was the Topic 7 test, and I am proud to report that 5 of my students made a 100%! We reviewed the skills first, and I had many good scores. Also, progress reports went home today, so hopefully you will see an improvement!

In science we did a KWL on the Solar System!  
 (yes, if you look closely, you will notice that I misspelled astronauts. Sorry.)

Space, the final frontier, these are the voyages of General Delk's Army. We looked at THIS awesome website. Kids Astronomy is a great website that is fun to look though. We learned that the Solar System is like one big family, if you look at it through Greek and Roman eyes. Fascinating!

This week, we are going to make a Solar System Family Tree. I'll admit, this is the first time I've really looked into astrological mythology. It really makes for a good soap opera!

No pictures of literacy centers today. During center time, we pretended we were on a safari through the room and students had to find words for each letter of the alphabet. Bonus points for putting the words in a sentence! The team with the most words found will win a prize! Now I just have to go through the papers and see what Team won!

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p.s. the wonderful Ms. Waddell and her students started their own blog today! You can check it out at

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