Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Doodle Bugs Ditto's Is Having A Sale

Check out Doodle Bugs Dittos on December 2 and December 3...15% off select items!
300 × 300

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thank You JCPENNY!

I got an email today informing me that JCPenny Cares "adopted" my classroom by giving us a $100 grant!  WOW!  I was shocked and excited! 
I was able to get...

for our writing center!
Thank you JCPenny Cares!


The Mayflower Voyage

Today we read an article called, Meet the Pilgrims. (Which was from All About Thanksgiving, by Stephanie Stewart.) We answered questions about article by going back and locating the information in the text. Then we compared the information in the article to the information presented in the website below. 

Click on the picture to visit the website.

We then made our own maps of the Mayflowers Voyage.  (Also from All About Thanksgiving..I highly recommend the purchase!)


Lastly, we discussed if we would like to go on the Mayflower.  Most of us said, despite the terrible conditions and leaving everything we have ever known, we would still go on the Mayflower.

Four of us have changed our minds since creating our graph.
 I then created an online survey for my students families to take so we could analyze the data.  We can't wait to see the results!
What would you do?  Fill out our survey below so we can analyze the data! 
Would you leave everything and take the voyage on the Mayflower?

pollcode.com free polls 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mrs. Wanke's Wonderful Whales: Pumpkin Jack: Day 18

We love our Pumpkin Jack!

Mrs. Wanke's Wonderful Whales: Pumpkin Jack: Day 18: Well the decomposing of Pumpkin Jack has begun!  One pumpkin is completely flat and the other pumpkin is white and "furry."  YU...

 Do Pumpkin Jack with your students!




Thursday, November 7, 2013

Special moments before a long night

My daughter is learning her letters...we are on letter E. We thought we would make some E cookies. Since, we are at school until 8:00 tonight for conferences, we don't have to be in until 12...I had some extra time this morning.
We had fun rolling, cutting, and rolling some more. I love these little moments. Great way to start my morning.
Can you tell which one the 2 1/2 year old rolled?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ready for Conferences

I am so excited to sit down and meet with each of my student's parents tomorrow and Friday. I feel extremely blessed to have each one of their children in my class!

Mrs. Wanke's Wonderful Whales: Pumpkin Jack: Day 6

We are having sooo much fun with Pumpkin Jack!  Click on my classroom blog link below to see picture of our Pumpkin Jack and read some of our Pumpkin Jack Observation Book entries.

If you would like to do the Pumpkin Jack Experiment with your class, I have uploaded the Pumpkin Jack Observation Book and directions for the experiment on my TPT store.



book pages

Mrs. Wanke's Wonderful Whales: Pumpkin Jack: Day 6:   Today is Day 6 of our Pumpkin Jack experiment, and boy has he changed!  We each took turns observing the pumpkin through the foggy, w...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Help Our Class

Right now all donations made for $25 or not will enter our class in a drawing for more cash and solid. Please donate if you can.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mrs. Wanke's Wonderful Whales: Pumpkin Jack: Day 1

Mrs. Wanke's Wonderful Whales: Pumpkin Jack: Day 1:   Pumpkin Jack Experiment Day 1 Here is our Pumpkin Jack experiment box.    We placed two Jack-O-Lanterns into the b...