Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Welcome back!

Before the spring break we worked on different activities related to spring and the Easter holiday. We also took a trip to the Queens County Farm where we make candles out of bees wax. Students colored eggs and sorted jellybeans in math. We also had an egg hunt in the classroom!
J.Z, N and J.H make their candles

on the hayride at the farm

looking at the sheep on the farm

Students enjoyed making baskets and had such a great time looking for eggs in the classroom! They also enjoyed sorting the jellybeans into a bar graph for math. 
I.S sorts her jellybeans

A and J.Z sort

I.B goes on a egg hunt

W goes on a egg hunt!

Now that we have started back this week we are working on questioning and observing like a scientist. Today students used books on butterflies to write down what they already know and also worked on observing plants like a scientist to help them understand details and learn new vocabulary. 
N looks in her book to help her write down what she already knows and also what she observed

Our circle map on what we already know!

Students also worked on making detailed pictures like scientists. We couldn't go outside because of the rain so we used the image on the smart board to help us.

Students have also taken an interest to planting and have observed that our plants in the classroom have started to grow!
I.S shows the sunflower plant

Our new little pine plant

In the art center this week we have been working on making a brace map on the parts of a flower and then taking the parts and creating the whole plant.
N and I.S make their brace maps

M makes her brace map 

In blocks students have continued to work on buildings and have used the math shapes we have been learning about to help them. 
W and J create a building and identify they have used a prism, and cylinders for their building.

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