Friday, March 3, 2017

100th day , Dr Seuss, and Author study

 Welcome back!  Before the break we celebrated the 100th day of school. For this celebration students created different projects making something to show the amount of 100. They created these projects at home and brought them in to share.

students making 100 day hats and enjoying their snack 

For the 100th day we also created a fun snack in which we went from table to table to count out 10 different things until we each had 100 items in our bag as a snack. 

Before the break we also finished up our oral stories to help us get ready for our writing unit now which is taking a story they know really well and now instead of recording now you can write it out as a story you can read.  We also continued to work on our game playing and what we can do with board games in an attempt to start a new game study. Students have begun to borrow these games to help teach others at home and also have the ability to write about these games in the classroom. 
students playing candyland

our student teacher helps play a game

things we can add to play games

Now that we are back from the winter break we have started a lot of new learning and have begun an author study in which each student picks a different author to study from Donald Crews, Dr. Seuss, Ann Morris, David Shannon, and Mo Willems. Students are working on finding out more about these authors and the things they do to help them with reading and finding out about more books they like.

A, S, J and W study pete the cat James Dean author

J and S study David Shannon with No David books

S and A study Mo Willems

J, P, and C study Dr. Seuss
This week in math we also finished up how to make number combinations from a book The Bunk Bed story in which sara had a sleepover and she had 7 friends over. The question was how many ways can you make a number combination with 7, 6 and 8. Some examples are 4 and 3 which turns to 4+3=7.
N works with the wreckon wrack to show her thinking

We also celebrated Dr. Seuss birthday yesterday. We looked at how he uses rhyming words, makes silly books and some that are serious and even watched the cat in the hat, and made a cat in the hat snack. Students were able to create their own cat in the hat hats which they wrote at words to help them read. 

In choice time we made the snacks, and then we also worked on making some new and interesting block buildings. We also had new listening books and materials in the science center!

we made crystals in the science center

Have a great weekend and don't forget conferences are next Thursday!

Below is Angelas story!

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