Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lysol Healthy Habits, and Centers!

This was such a great second week of learning and fun in school. We had the opportunity to work with the Lysol Healthy Habits company and the students were able to learn all about hand
Jerry Rice outside with the principal
 washing. The students were able to go on the bus and use the computer to wash their hands and also learn more about being healthy and germs. NFL retired super bowl champ Jerry Rice who is affiliated with healthy habits was at the school. He signed autographs and even threw passes with the Mr. Groff!

Students outside the healthy habits bus

getting ready to go on the bus

L on the bus learning about germs

J on the bus learning about germs

Students learn a song about germs

T washes his hands in the computer

B getting her photo done

This week students also created different thinking maps to help them in reading, writing, and also how to work well with each other. They also focused in on making sure they understand the difference between letters and words and also upper case and lower case letters.
We learned about each others birthdays with a flow map

We talked about feelings and what we like to write about wtih circle maps

Tree map on writing workshop procedures

Looking at each others names and noticing how many names start with the same letter. 

Tree map on reading workshop

Tree map to help in reading workshop

Circle map to help us remember math tools. 

poem of the week with our word wall word I. 

This week students also had the opportunity to try choice time and use new centers. We opened up the science center and the rice center as two new centers. The computer was also a new center that the students enjoyes!
T and J enjoy the computer

students worked in the stamp center

I.Z, B, and L in the playdough center

M from Ms. Brittanys class explores the new magnets in the science cneter

J explores with materials in the science center

J.z. observes different stones

D looks at how the magnets stick together and is so excited.

B, L, Ms. Brittany and M in the rice center

Students also explored sorting in math this week and worked on making different maps to show how they sorted materials. 

J works on sorting by size

B and L sort by color

H and B work on sorting 

J.Z creates a bubble map to share his sorting 

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