Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Apple boxes, Transformations, and Questioning.

Today when the students arrived to class, they were so excited that their caterpillars had started to transform and were now in the pupa stage headed to becoming a chrysalis. Right before our very eyes, S said, " look Ms. Cruse the caterpillars are now in a chrysalis

." By the time we went to science three out of the five had undergone metamorphosis. Students were so excited because when they lined up they saw the chrysalis moving, which mean the caterpillar has started to change into the butterfly.

Today in reading and writing, students worked on looking for answers to questions they had in their non fiction books, and also worked on asking partners questions about their observational drawings. The students created circle maps in reading and then took their information and turned it into sentences.
S 's questions and writing 

J's questions and writing

Today in math we looked at the problem, I have some apples, some are red and some are green. How many different ways can I arrange my five apples in the box. As a whole class we had students show their models and then other students shared out their thinking. Students then were able to make the connection between a model and a number sentence. 
S models the thinking

M makes his apple box with cubes

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