Our class meeting started our day today. We have voted to do a performance for the winter assembly. We will be singing Otzi the Iceman (to the tune of Frosty the Snowman) more info to follow. Sparkles/Glitter auditions will be held next Tuesday, November 22. (Remember a song, dance, what experience you’ve had working with kids and why you think you’d be a good Sparkles? for the audition.) We then talked about writing S.M.A.R.T. goals for the upcoming dance unit. (see board picture) Students then worked on their goal or making big words. Read aloud was before recess. After recess, the kids worked on Math4today Test #6. (They will get these back tomorrow. Ask to see them. Good way to see where they might need a little extra help) I also did the place value houses story. (see picture) They then worked on their Albanesi cards. After lunch, we had our first dance session. We will be dancing to Jailhouse Rock (Blues Brothers version.) When we returned to class I showed them the Elvis and Blues Brothers versions of the song. We then read from the story Lucy and Andy Neanderthal. We then talked about how people settled near rivers because they provided food and water necessary for life. We started a timeline of Ancient Civilizations. Today we put Mesopotamia and Egypt on the timeline.