Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Week of March 21st

We have been very busy learning about animals and getting ready for open house. There have been lots of great things going on in our room. The most exciting news is that we are trying to hatch baby chicks.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Open House Slide Show

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Friday, March 12, 2010

The Qu Wedding

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Quack, Daisy Quack!

We read the book Quack, Daisy Quack! then we responded to the story by writing about what happened in it or telling about our favorite part.

Our "Qu" Class Quilt

We brainstormed a list of words that have the letters "qu" in them and then we made a class quilt.

Eating Fractions

We read the book Eating Fractions and then we used sliced cheese to learn about half and whole. We made our own class book Eating Fractions.

A Day at the Zoo

We read the book Zoo by Gail Gibbons then we made a tree map to show the people, places, and things (nouns) we would find at the zoo.

Quick as a Cricket

We read the book Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood and then we made our own version of the book.

Each student made the self portrait page at the end.

Here is another version of a class book I have made.

A teammate used this activity with the book.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Cat in the Hat

We made paper Cat in the Hat hats.

We thought of what we would do if the cat came to our house.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Map Skills

We have been working on map skills. We watched a Discovery Streaming video on maps and drew a map of our classroom. For homework, we drew maps of our bedrooms. We worked together to make a floor map of our school. We learned about how to make a map, what maps are for, and about map symbols. We also made cookie maps- the green is the land, the blue is the water, and the small candies are the buildings.

We used our new screen and projector to watch a Discovery Streaming video about maps and models.

We learned what models were and then we all went and found models in our classroom.

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

We read Bartholomew and the Oobleck and then we made our own oobleck and compared the two.

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

We wore hats in honor of Dr. Seuss' book The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

We looked for naming words (nouns) while we read. We made a tree map to show some of the nouns we found in the book.

Green Eggs and Ham

We all dressed in green in honor of Dr. Seuss and his book Green Eggs and Ham.

We read Green Eggs and Ham and then we made green eggs and ham! Do you like them with a fox? Would you like them in a box? We like green eggs and ham!

We made a circle map to show things that are the color green.