Monday, January 14, 2013
Monday, December 10, 2012
Thanks to Mrs.Webb for helping out, they turned out great.
This week we started reading Charlotte's Web. Today we dressed as farmers to inspire the students and thanks to Mrs.Smith and Ms.Williams for putting up our awesome webs in the hallway! (Picture to come.)
They loved our field trip to see The Nutcracker. They were one of the best behaved groups and it was a great experience for all.
Monday, November 12, 2012
It was a construction zone and the students loved walking over the bridge to enter the classroom. As you can see, we all dressed as construction workers. In my class, we used inferencing to decide what was in my toolbox. I had the students write their guesses on sticky notes and then we got to open the toolbox and see all the tools.
The level and measuring tape were two of their favorite items. After we learned about the tools, I read a book about all the different types of bridges. Then the kids got to design their own bridge. It was a fun day and there's so much more to come so stay tuned!!!
Friday, November 2, 2012
We had a very busy week!! We started off our week with the students getting to vote in the Presidential election. I talked to students about the importance of voting and gave them information about both candidates.
After all the election excitement, it was time for the math learning lab. Mr.Tash was here this week and all the k,1,2 teachers got to come into my classroom to watch my mathematicians at work! The students did great. Everyone was very impressed and I was one proud teacher. :)
We have also been talking about author's purpose this week. To help us remember that author's persuade, inform, and entertain, we made "pies". The students had to find examples of each from books in the classroom. Then they got to decorate their pie and make it whatever "flavor" they pleased. They really loved this activity and I can see them grasping author's purpose in shared and small group reading.
Next week we finish up our Wild West unit. Have a great weekend!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Today we started off the week learning about African American cowboys in the West. Of course, we all dressed in character. After talking to our own classes about the importance of the person we were portraying, we rotated classes so that all classes could learn about each person.
We have been practicing using different voices for characters and reading plays. Last week Mrs.Overton came to visit dressed as the Princess from Princess and the Frog. A couple students got to read parts as she acted out. We love when Mrs.O comes to visit!!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Today we started our Fairy Tale unit. We all got into character by dressing up as a character from one of our favorite stories. The students loved seeing all us of dressed up and it helped them connect to the stories.
**Make sure to read the newsletter I sent home today! I updated our schedule and classroom routine. **
In math today, we we learning about greater than and less than. We even made a conjecture! One student said that if the number in the tens place is greater, than that number is always bigger. In order to prove that it is always true, we worked out several problems.