Friday, January 4, 2019

Fort Day

Students had a blast during our fort day this afternoon! Check out the pictures!






















Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fort Day Tomorrow!

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year! 

We filled our fish bowl and will be celebrating tomorrow with forts, stuffed animals and a read-a-thon!  Students can bring in sheets and/or blankets to help make their forts.  They may also bring in a small stuffed animal and an electronic  device for reading (or just a good old fashion book!). There are plenty of books in the classroom and students will also have access to chromebooks for other online reading options.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great night!

Mrs. Carney 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Making Frindles

We made frindles today!  Be sure to ask your child what a frindle is.













All set to go into the oven! 

Class Goal Celebration

We met our class goal today and filled our token jar! We will celebrate tomorrow with pjs, stuffed animals and a movie.  Please make sure that stuffed animals are small and can fit inside your child's backpack.  Thank you in advance!


Friday, October 5, 2018




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Hi Everyone!

Happy October!  As the weather starts to shift and more sweatshirts and jackets are coming to school, please remember to write your child’s initials inside.  We have already brought quite a bit of belongings to lost and found!

Thank you to everyone who helped out on our field trip to Shelburne Farms.  We lucked out with the weather and had a great day! I appreciate all of your hard work with rain preparation gear.  If you hadn’t packed all of the gear and changes of clothes, we would have been poured on. Isn’t that the way it works?!




Here are some things happening in our classroom:

Math-  This week in math we reviewed estimation strategies and measurement conversions with feet, inches and yards.  We will wrap up unit 1 next week and will take our end of unit assessment on Tuesday, October 16th. Unit 2 will focus on multiplication and geometry.  Students are working on their basic multiplication facts on a daily basis, but any additional practice at home will be helpful!

Writing- This week we started brainstorming small moments and began drafting our personal narratives. Ask your child the difference between a watermelon and seed story. Next week we will start working on descriptive writing and using a story teller’s voice.  

Reading- Literary elements has been the focus during our reading workshop.  We are learning about characters, setting, plot, and theme in literary texts.  Students have been practicing the ‘stop and jot’ strategy and recording their thinking about literary elements while reading independently.  Next week we will dive a little deeper into literary elements and will start learning about character traits. We will also be starting our book groups this week as well!

Science-  To kick off our Force and Motion unit we explored with hot wheels cars!  Students worked in small groups building and exploring with the track and cars.  After their exploration time, they had to make a scientific drawing of their track in their science notebooks and jot down 2-3 things they observed.  The following day we had a scientist meeting and everyone got to share an observation. Next week we will complete a variety of Mystery Science activities to hopefully help clarify some of our observations and wonderings from the hot wheels exploration.   

















Upcoming Dates and Other Announcements-  

Picture Retakes- School pictures came home in Friday folders today. If you decide your child needs to retake their pictures, retake day is Friday, October 12th.  

No School- A reminder that there is no school for students on Thursday and Friday, October 18th & 19th.

Book Order- Our book order shipping was delayed, so books should be in early next week.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

Class Blog- Be sure to subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with news and information.

Password Cards- All students have a password folder in their google drive.  Inside the folder is a document with all of their usernames and passwords for programs that we are currently using in the classroom.  We will add to that list as the year goes on. Please refer to it if your child needs help with remembering login information. Please let me know if you need a hard copy of this form.

Please feel free to contact me anytime by email- kari.carney@colchestersd.org and/or school phone- 264-5867.


As I have mentioned before, you have amazing children who are working so hard each day.  I am fortunate to have such a wonderful group of kids this year!

Happy Weekend!

Mrs. Carney
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