Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fake Snow?!

Today in science we worked on making observations and forming a hypothesis. We observed a mysterious white powder and described it using our senses. Then we predicted what would happen when we poured 1/2 a cup of water in it. What happened was NOT what we expected!

Ana making observations

Measuring the water

It absorbed the water, expanded, and created fake snow!!

What a great day in science!
~ Mrs. Johnson :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Inside Recess

Last week with the bitter, awful cold, we spent recess inside. We spent our time dancing to some of our favorite songs to burn some energy! It was a blast!

Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday! 
~ Mrs. Johnson :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Exciting News! :)

Hey Third Graders!
I've had another day of working and learning here at Challenger with the other teachers. I hope you have enjoyed your days off! I can't wait to see you tomorrow! I have some very exciting news to share with you that happened over the weekend. On Friday night, VERY early Saturday morning my sister had her baby!! I am so excited to be an aunt again! Check out the pictures of beautiful new baby Jax Lane!! <3

See you tomorrow,
~ Mrs. Johnson :)

My beautiful sister and her cute little family
Big (and very proud) brother Brody and uncle Tony

Baby Jax

Monday, January 21, 2013

MLK Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 

See you on Wednesday friends! 
~ Mrs. Johnson :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

iPad Action

We couldn't use the computer lab this week due to NWEA testing, and we were totally bummed because we didn't get to practice our spelling words on Spelling City! SO what did we do? We did it on our AWESOME iPads instead!!!

Have a super weekend and remember there is no school Monday or Tuesday. See you Wednesday!!
~ Mrs. Johnson :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


The CES Engineering Club made awesome igloos that we got to check out in science today! They are made with milk cartons and held together with hot glue! Check us out all snuggled in trying to keep warm.....

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Poetry has RyThYm.....

Today we started a new unit in Writing Workshop- Poetry! Our first lesson was about how sometimes poets give their poems rhythm. We snapped, clapped, and tapped our knees to the beat of a variety of poems. It was a blast! Check out our video! :)

I will be home tomorrow due to my sore throat and cough! I sure had a hard time reading these poems in my scratchy, crackly voice today, didn't I? I'm sad I won't see you on a Prowler Friday.... see you on Monday!

Stay warm this weekend,
~ Mrs. Johnson :)

P.S. I'm so PROUD of your hard work on your math NWEA test today! You are super smarties!! :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Twitter button! :)

Ok, you're gonna get sick of hearing about Twitter from me, but I can't stop RAVING about it! Now it's easier than ever to follow us!! Check out our new "follow us" button! Right over here ------> on the right, underneath our members!! Remember, I will help you or answer any questions you may have! Now you have no excuses, click it, sign up, and follow us! :)

Mrs. Johnson :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Poetry Workshop

Last week in Poetry Workshop we found poems that evoked a certain emotion from us when we read them. We copied them into our Poetry Anthologies, wrote about how they made us feel, and decorated the page. 

~ Mrs. Johnson :)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Info. for Next Week....

Happy Friday! Here is some upcoming dates, events, and other important info......

Next week:
- Booster Club Monday and Wednesday
- Math NWEA testing- Thursday @ 1:35
- Book orders due Friday
- Next week's spelling words have been added to the side of the blog. We will be studying ending consonant clusters.

* Don't forget to follow us on Twitter please!! It is seriously my new favorite thing! It's such a quick and easy way to let you know what's happening at school! The kids love it, we have already tweeted 4 times today! It's free to sign up and super easy to use! Let me know if you have any questions about it, I'll help you! You can find us @LittleProwlers

* We will be starting an art project next week that uses lots of magazines. If you have any old ones you are looking to get rid of that would be appropriate to send to school, we would love to take them off your hands!! Thanks!! 

* Upcoming Dates: January 17- Reading NWEA testing @ 1:35
January 21 & 22- No School- Teacher Inservice 

Have a fantastic weekend!!
~ Mrs. Johnson :)

Wresting Prowler Pride

Yesterday 4 members of the Prowler wrestling team came to CES to teach us about being in wrestling and being a good student! They even used the mats to show us some moves! Check it out!