Friday, March 30, 2007
Weather: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles to Pittsburgh, June 29, 1999
What Do You Do with a Tail Llike This?- differences in animals' tails, mouths, eyes, ears, etc.
We have been working on using commas in our writing and also started literacy groups this week with all of first grade. Thank you to Mrs. Han who has been working so hard on the courtyard this week. The students will be helping her plant after break. I hope everyone ejoys their time off!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
- Bartholomew and the Oobleck-experiemented with our own oobleck and discussed solids and liquids
- The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins- biography about the first person to make life size models of the dinosaurs. Discussed how ideas change over time.
- Amazing Grace- diversity and acceptance
- Among the Odds and Evens- review of odd and even numbers and patterns
- Twizzler Shapes- geometry introduction to new shapes
We have also begun doing 45 second timed tests on the basic addition and subtraction facts to ensure fluency.
Please continue to send in items for the cafeteria baskets. The children are enjoying them very much. We especially are looking for Mad Libs, word searches, cards, card games, crayons, magna doodles, dry erase markers, finger puppets, books, etc.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
2 cups of corn starch, 3 drops of green food coloring, enough water to make a thick mixture (about the texture of pancake batter) I usually measure equal amounts of water and corn starch, but mix water in slowly.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Grandfather Tang's Story- used to learn about tanagrams and shapes for math
Tomorrow's Alphabet-making predictions, higher level thinking. We also wrote our own version.
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest- interesting text about animal facts. Very intriguing to the class.
George Wahington Carver- biography to learn about this famous American
Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka/Potato- two St/ Patrick's Day books written by Tomie dePaola who was featured in this week's Scholastic News
We will continue our study next week in geometry; illustrating our fairy tales; pebbles, sand, and silt; and thinking skills.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
It has been interesting to observe the children's reactions to the fish this week. They have been very interested in the strange behaviour of the fish, but were not outwardly upset when they died, just scientifically curious about the changes occurring.