Friday, March 7, 2014
this morning we practiced sorting by color. we have been working on spring assessments all week and hope to be sending them home in mailboxes next week.
we also practiced one more day on our formation of Yy.
we had our final read aloud for The Paper Bag Princess today and will be doing some fun activities next week using this book...so stay tuned!
we talked about the meanings of our vocab words: expensive, fiery, trail, knocker, slammed, fiercest, and magnificent. we also discussed Prince Ronald’s feelings towards Elizabeth, the dragon’s feelings toward Elizabeth, and Elizabeth’s feelings towards Ronald.
we created our KWL chart today for the 3R's.
I will be using this in the following weeks to guide what we learn.
question of the day:
the K5 students visited us again today and we had fun playing the Egg Carton Pom Pom Adding game again. the egg carton has numbers 0-9 written in each space. the student closes the carton and shakes. then the carton is opened and the two numbers marked by the pom poms are recorded on the data sheet. tokens/chips are then used to add the two numbers together and the answer is recorded.
we also learned how to play Less Than. all the cards are passed out to the players. everyone flips one card over. the person with the lowest number on their card wins all of the cards in that round. if there is a tie, the students battle- 3 cards are layed face down and the 4th one is flipped up. the person with the lowest number on their card wins all of the cards.
happy birthday to Maddox today! I am leaving at 1:30 today so I will miss the festivities. I know everyone will have a great time!
have a great weekend! see you Monday!
we practiced writing Yy's on the MagnaDoodle today!
Ms. Brooke and I created an obstacle course during Open Play today.
they had a blast!
they first had to crawl through the tunnel...
then walk up and down stairs...
hop on the lily pads like a frog...
weave in and out of the cones...
walk the plank...
and finally do somersaults on the mats!
here's a video of the fun!
we read Hush! A Thai Lullaby today and discussed lullabies.
we followed the baby's travels through the book while the mother and the animals kept him from napping.
such a fun story!
"In an endearing lullaby, a mother asks a lizard, a monkey, and a water buffalo to be quiet and not disturb her sleeping baby."
in limited centers, the students wrote about Hush! A Thai Lullaby, played Hully Gully, How Many?, and the environmental print matching game.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
we fingerpainted the letter Yy today!
and we learned how to play the estimation game Hully Gully, How Many?
I put a certain number of an object in my cupped hands (we used plastic letter beads this time), I shook them so the students could hear them, and said hully gully, how many? the students estimated how many they thought I had in my cupped hands. then we counted together out loud to see how many I had and who came closest with their estimation.
here is Archie and Kielei playing Hully Gully, How Many? later in the day.
we started our 3R's unit today!
question of the day:
we read The Paper Bag Princess during large group today.
"The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald --- who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance."
we talked about how this story differs from most princess stories because she is the one doing the saving, not the prince.