Mrs. Rachel Ferreiro
Roger D. Gehring Elementary School
1155 E. Richmar
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 799-6899
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Welcome to 4th Grade

We are in the 4th week of school and it feels like the 40th!  Everyone is doing very well!

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Tooth Experiment

My dentist at Image Dental donated 2 adult teeth to our classroom so we could do a little experiment on them.  Since we were learning about nutrition, I thought it would be a great opportunity for the students to see that drinking water is better for their teeth than drinking sugary soda.  I poured water in one cup and Coke into another cup.  I put a tooth in each cup and we left it in our classroom for a day.  We came in to find that the water had done nothing to the tooth.  It looked the same as it did before we put it in.  The tooth that was left in the Coke was brown and pieces were chi

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Hershey Fraction Fun

As a culminating activity to our fraction unit, we read the Hershey Fraction book and each student received their very own chocolate bar.  We divided it into 12 equal parts.  The students first got to eat 1/12 of their bar.  We moved to 2/11 then 3/9.  Once they had eaten half of their bar we divided the 6 pieces in 3 equal groups and they were told to eat 1/3.  They were reducing fractions and didn't even realize it.  It was so much fun.  Some students couldn't even finish their chocolate bar.  They had trouble eating 12/12 or 1 whole!

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Bonnie Springs Field Trip 3-28-2012

Our field trip to Bonnie Springs was so much fun.  It was worth all the hard work to get us there.  A very special thank you to Mrs.

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Solids, Liquids, & Gas Experiment

Oobleck by Dr.

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Reading Week 2012

This year during Reading Week was so much fun!  Our class won three days out of five for classroom participation for dressing up. We won a popcorn party, ice cream sandwiches, and another popcorn party.  One of our students won the decorate your own bookmark contest with Mr. Hartzel, our Art teacher.  Each student received two free books from Mr.

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Reading Week Coming Up the Week of February 27th & Classroom Update

Reading Week will be held the week of February 27, 2012.  If you would like to come and read to our class or you know of someone that would like to be a guest reader, please email me through my contact form or at

The theme this year is non-fiction/history. 

Currently the students have been assigned a president to research and write about.  I can't wait to read what they found and display it for everyone to read. 

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Welcome Miss Young

We are pleased to welcome Miss Young to room 54.  She is a Practicum II student from UNLV.  She will be in our classroom Tuesdays and Thursdays for the mornning.  If she continues to pursue her degree, she will return to our room for the beginning of next year to start off the 2012-2013 school year and be a full time Student Teacher/Intern. 

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Opening Ceremonies

It was Mrs. Ferreiro's 2nd Grade class' turn to do the Friday Morning Ceremonies that include the pledge, 30 seconds of silence and any announcements from administrators.  Here are a few pictures of that morning of January 20, 2012

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Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a fabulous Holiday Season!  We have been back to school now for two weeks.  I have noticed a lot of growth from a majority of the students.  Most of them are reading at grade level expectation.  I want them reading above grade level expectation.  I want them ready for the fast pace of third grade.  You will notice that most of their work is going to appear as science or social studies, in fact I am going to be focusing on non-fiction reading and integrating those subjects into our reading time.  Assessing student work will be tougher.  For example, vocabulary words will


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