Sunday, March 23, 2014

Reading, Writing and Technology!

Most of our reading and writing stations this week were review and getting back into the swing of things after having a week off. In social studies this week we talked about the different changes in technology over the past 100 years! On Friday, I brought a "surprise" in for the kids.

Writing letters to friends in other classrooms

Putting mixed up sentences in the correct order

Sorting old and new technology 
Coloring examples of technology

Friday I brought in my record/cassette/CD player to show the kids how records work and how the way we listen to music has changed SO much over the past few decades.

Mrs. Rogers let us borrow a couple of her records to listen to. We danced and sang a LOT that morning!

Animal Needs

In science this week we talked about the basic needs of animals. We spent one day making a list of thinks that animals need to survive and putting them into categories. The next two days, the kids made flip up pages in their science journals with 4 things from our list of what animals need to survive.

At the end of the week, the kids made pictures of one animal and the different things it needs to survive.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day was Monday! Before we started our school day, I painted green shamrocks on the kids' faces. Throughout the day, our stations were St. Patrick's Day themed. 

During social studies, we talked about the history of St. Patrick's Day and why we celebrate it. We talked about who St. Patrick was and why the Irish have a national holiday named after him. 

After we talked about St. Patrick, I gave the kids a cloud with a sentence to trace and 6 strips of colored paper for them to make a rainbow of what they would wish for if a leprechaun gave them six wishes. They've got some creative wishes! 

Motorcycle, gold, goldfish, Bugatti, Chevy and Lamborghini 

After recess, we had shamrock floats! They were lime sherbet with Sprite and the kids ate them up!


After our little St. Patty's Day snack, we started our reading and writing stations. At one station the kids did a writing on how they would catch a leprechaun. At their second station, the kids colored a pot of gold and rainbow by matching the sight words and colors that were on the paper. At their third station, the kids matched words on hats with their word families either ending in "-at" or "-ad".


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Science and Social Studies

I'm thinking we'll stick science and social studies together this time!

In science this week we talked about living and nonliving organisms and the difference between the two. One of the things the kids did in the science journals was look at a color page and color only the pictures that were living. Another one of their journals was to sort pictures into living and nonliving categories.

In social studies, we reviewed the difference between wants and needs and where we can get the things that we need in our town. After we talked about wants and needs again, the kids got in 3 groups and made maps of our town and where we can get things that we need!

We had 2 kiddos missing from this group. They had plenty of cars getting around and a bus talking kids to school!

This group had United and Alco on their map.

This group made sure they put in our "broken down" McDonald's and our new one!