Monday, September 28, 2015

Last Week's Stations

Leave it up to me to lose my phone! It's somewhere at home ... I'm just not sure where. As soon as I find it, I will be able to upload the pictures from the end of last week. Bear with me as I tear my house apart to find where I've stuck my phone!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sonia Sotomayor

This week was the first of 4 weeks of Hispanic History Month! We kicked off Hispanic History Month by learning about Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic female Supreme Court Justice.

Monday, we looked at a poster with her picture and read the first half of a book about her.

Tuesday, we watched a clip from Sesame Street that she was in where she was helping Baby Bear and Goldilocks solve a problem. We also graphed who we thought she would side with in the disagreement.

Wednesday, we made a list of things we learned about Sonia Sotomayor from the book we read and from watching her on Sesame Street. The kids also painted toilet paper rolls to make gavels with!

Thursday was Constitution Day. We talked about what the Constitution is and some of the rights we have under the Constitution. We also talked about our rights in the classroom and compared those rights with the Constitution. Then, we made letter F flags.

Happy Homecoming!

Today is Homecoming! This morning, some of the football players helped the kids out of their cars. As we were painting faces to get ready for our mini pep rally in the gym, football players, cheerleaders and the mascot came through the halls and into our classroom! 

Since it was homecoming, we did football stations this morning instead of our letter Hh stations. The kids painted muleshoes and then we laced footballs.

Happy Homecoming!

One More and One Less

This week in math, our focus was on making groups of objects that showed one more and one less. Monday is always our whole group day where we do our main lesson on the carpet as a group. Each of the kids got 5 linking cubes and had to build a tower that was either one more than mine or one less than mine depending on what the spinner told us.

In their first math station this week, the kids matched amounts on acorn tops with the correct numeral on  acorn bottoms.

In their second math station this week, the kids rolled dice, then colored the number that matched the amount of dots that was on the dice when they rolled it.

At their third station this week, the kids traced numbers 1-5 and found the group of Chester's that matched the number they were tracing.

At my table, we practiced making towers that showed one more or one less that other towers we built. The kids spun a number between 1 and 5, then made a tower. Then, we spun the more or less spinner and built a new tower with either one more or one less and compared the two.