Monday, March 21, 2016

What's going on : St Patricks Day, Studio, partner writing, and more

We have been doing so many fun things over the past few weeks, and we are beginning to study ants too. For st paticks day we learned about the holiday and learned why some people celebrate this holiday. Students were able to graph different items from the Lucky Charm Cereal. Students also worked on making
T makes a puppet in the art center

Students made hats

Also we had a parent workshop and students were able to play math games with their family members. This was a way to help students teach their family members how to play games we have been playing in class. 
A and her mom play top it

Students play topple with their family members

playing ten frame game

In choice time from donors choose students have been exploring water and they were exploring water marbles. We discussed what would happen if they put the marbles in the water. By the surprise of the students the water marbles became very large. The students were very excited.

S observes the water marbles. 

Also from Donors choose students have been working on kites in class and thinking about how to make kites. After exploring how kites fly, students were able to start decorating kites, in hopes to fly the kites soon when we get windy days.

students make a kite

Also in the science/art center students have been working on using wire, goggles, and wire cutters to make sculptores. Students then became interested in making different art.

E makes his art 

 In the blocks S and U have been working on making different countries and have been working together.

 Below is India that S wanted to build based upon his trip to India.

more wire cutting art 

E makes his pictures and works on exploring different materials

As far as outdoor play has been going, with the exploration of spring and changes happening students have become interested in planting and also working together with their classmates using the materials outside.

students worked on sorting lucky charms for st patricks day 

In art, students have been working on drawing and creating illustrations with Ms. Kristene. They have been using different tools to help them create detailed images.

 With the first day of Spring being yesterday students worked on making thinking maps all about spring they had to choose either a circle bubble and or a tree map to show what they know about spring.

Also today we received a new class pet. We will be studying and observing ants. Students are really excited and can't wait to learn more about these insects. 

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