Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Clay art, observations, and questioning

Last week when Ms. Monica came she introduced the students to a new art material, clay!! She taught them how to mold it, pinch it, fold it, and even roll the clay to  make different shapes and models. Next week the students will use the clay to start constructing different objects and or animals of their choice.

Ms. monica is showing the students the clay 

She showed the students how to attach the clay to get it to stick together

Ms. M's pig sculptor

W works with the clay

D and J.Z create different objects

T, L, and K make objects

B made an owl

L pinches her clay!

Students this week have started working on questioning and observing the caterpillars that have come in the mail. We have been working on asking and answering questions together to answer questions we are wondering about caterpillars, and to also be a good observer like a scientist. 
we also worked on the magic 4 which is when you use the picture and teach someone four things from the picture by observing the color, shape, and size of the animals in the pictures

J works on her circle map 

asking questions about caterpillars

L works on asking questions and then uses her books to help her find the answers

B works on questioning

I.B observes the caterpillars

This week in math students have been working on number combinations up to 10. They used red and green apples to figure out how many different ways they could arrange them in the basket. 

We have also been talking about fiction and nonfiction and we made a bubble map on the differences and similarities of the book characteristics.

 Students also have started to bring in animals for the endangered animal project for the Earth Day celebration

K elephant

We also worked on a class book on how to take care of the Earth.

J's page

J's page

K page

The students ideas on how to take care of the earth

L makes her Earth

B makes his earth

For earth day we talked about recycling and how to take care of the earth. We also discussed what would happen if you do not and even made a Earth with tissue paper and glue.
T and E make the earth

A worked on her recycling paper

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