Rock on Rocks!

We have finished our unit on rocks and minerals.  All of you have learned so much!  At the beginning of our unit you wrote down what you knew about rocks.  Please comment on this post in our “I used to think…  Now I know…” paragraphs about rocks.  I am so excited for all of you to see how much you have learned!

Multiple Songs

Thanks to Ms. Greenbaum for teaching us these wonderful songs to help with the memorization of our multiples.  The songs are sung to the tunes of many well-known, children’s songs. 

 Twos (“Down by the Bay”)

Threes (“Jingle Bells”)

Fours (“Old MacDonald”)

Fives (“Bob the Builder”)

Sixes (“Rockin’ Robin”)

Sevens (“Adam’s Family”)

Eights (“Scooby-Doo”)

Nines (“We Will RockYou”)

Tens (“Oompa-Loompa Song”)










Rairoad Museum

Tomorrow you will be visiting the Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.  During your visit your will find one thing you found most interesting at the museum.  Please post a paragraph (remember capitalization, spelling, and paragraph form) to our site about your favorite discovery at the museum by Friday.

Railroad Museum

Tomorrow we will be venturing to Old Sacramento to visit the state Railroad Museum.   During your visit you will write one thing that you found interesting to share with our blog readers.  Please post a paragraph (remember spelling, grammar, and good paragraph structure) on your discovery or topic by Friday.  Have a great visit!


Welcome Back!

I hope that you all had a WONDERFUL break and ate lots of turkey!  I have missed you all.  I’m sure that everyone is ready to get back to learning.  (I sure am!) 

A few things we have in store for this month:

Our Native Californian projects

Holiday gifts for our loved ones

Transcontinental Railroad

Finishing our Electricity and Magnetism Unit

Writing, writing and more writing!!! 🙂

Don’t forget to bring your off-track packs and get a good night’s sleep. 

See you tomorrow!


Available SRC Titles at Last!!!

Thanks to all of Mr. McConnell’s hard work, the titles of ALL 40,000 books that have SRC quizzes are now available online to students and parents!!!

To access the list go to the Butler Website (

At the bottom left corner is the SRC logo.  Click on that logo.  The site will begin to download.  This list includes the title, lexile, reading level, points, and type of book.  This will be a great tool to allow students to check out SRC books from the public library as well as to check on books from home.


Back to School

It was wonderful to see so many of you at Back to School Night. I look forward to speaking with each one of you regarding your child’s strengths and challenges, and to make sure we set the tone for a great partnership this year.  Please remember if you ever have any questions, feel free to contact me.  I will be contacting you within the next two weeks to schedule a conference.  

Thanks to everyone who sent in the abundance of forms that went home the 1st day.  Also, thank you all for sending in the supplies we needed to get our school year started.