Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Getting Into the Rhythm

We've been in school for a month now! 

It is so important to me that children read. I want to build and nurture the love of reading. We will visit the library every week and students will have opportunities to read from their choice of materials in class. I encourage your family to go to the public library and get library cards as well if you don't already have them. Model reading, read to each other, ask about the books others are reading. READ! READ! READ! That's the only homework assignment that students will have all year. Read something every day. I don't ask for logs or reports; I just want everyone to read. :-)

In class we are reading a novel called Wonder. Watch this book trailer to learn more about the book. 

We are also reading a non-fiction passage aloud every day for one minute. Your child should be practicing reading out loud at home, too. Fluent reading means reading at the right pace (not too fast or too slow), reading loud enough to be heard, pronouncing the words correctly, and paying attention to punctuation.

We listen to the Writer's Almanac several days a week. Click here to listen to today's Writer's Almanac podcast.

Finally, we are reading from our workbook about PT Barnum and Grizzly Adams, men famous for their dramatic work with animal shows. 


Here are last week's guest blogger posts. Remember that you can comment, guess, or ask questions in the comment section. Please include your first name.

Famous Person

I am thinking of a famous person. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is known for country/pop/rock music. She is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee at age 14 where she got started with her career. This famous person is very tall for a woman; she is 5’ 10”. Some of her most famous songs are Bad Blood, Shake it Off, and I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In. If you do not know who this person is, you should listen to 102.5. Who is it?


Question of the Week
Today I asked Faith “What do you enjoy doing?’’
Faith replied that she loves to eat cheese and hang out with her friends and cousins.  She also enjoys running for short distances. She loves hearing funny jokes. She also likes to read Harry Potter. She also likes to play with her little dog Truffles. She also likes to go to school and likes to travel. She has been out of state lots of times. She likes going to friends' houses. She also likes to start conversations. She also enjoys listening to K- pop, a Korean YouTube channel. She also likes to draw.      

Two Truths and a Lie

  1. I play football for the Oroville Eagles. For offense, I play on the line and on defense, I play linebacker and on the defensive line.
  2. I like to ride scooters. I can do flairs and I’m sponsored by Lucky Pro Scooters. I ride with R. Willy all the time.
  3. I have 4 dogs, about 25 snakes, 1 fish, 1 Savannah Monitor, and 2 bearded dragons. My stepdad has been breeding bearded dragons for a long time. Right now we have two bearded dragons. We breed snakes too. We are waiting for the baby snakes to be born. I have two pitbulls and two other dogs. My dad’s savannah monitor can get four feet long. We love to play with our snake baby; she is about 3 feet long. She does not bite. She is the best snake ever.  



  1. Guest bloggers, the articles were fun to read.
    Kaleb - I know who your famous person is. I like many of her songs.
    Kylie - I enjoyed learning more about Faith.
    Braydon - I am going to guess that #2 is a lie.
    Ms. Farrar

  2. Fun post! I just recently read "Wonder" for a book club, including all the companion books and Mr. Brown's Book of Precepts. Loved them all. Excited to talk to Kate about them all! Sarah

  3. Kaleb-I know who your famous person is, its Taylor Swift.
    Kylie- Thank you for choosing me to interview.
    Braydon-I think that number 2 is the lie. Also, you did a great job on writing this.


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