Here are a few close-ups!
We have to have our standards posted with any work we put up...
Last week we did a lot of Earth Day activities, so my other display in the hall is the writing responses they did after discussing ways we can take care of the Earth! ALL of this was pinterest inspired, not my original idea... except instead of using green paint, the kids traced and cut out their own hand prints, then glued them in the middle of the blue circle. Then I had them "recycle" the left over green paper by cutting it up into smaller pieces and glue it on to make the other pieces of land on the Earth. They turned out cool!
The standards posted! My awesome K team likes to tease me b/c I have to make EVERYTHING cute. haha =)
The adorable anchor chart idea I got from pinterest!
Not as cute... but I wanted the kids to understand the different between natural resources and man-made materials.
Some close-ups of their writings!
A few more random things... 2 weeks ago, we were learning about seeds and I placed 4 ziplock baggies around the room on Monday. I wrote on them (as you can see) so we wouldn't forget which is which! We put a lima bean seed in the bags...
and tape 2 to the window, labeled:
1. In sun, no water
2. In sun, with water
and 2 in the closet, labeled:
3. No sun, with water
4, No sun, no water
Then we made predictions of what will happen with each seed then I wrote our predictions on the bags.
Last week for reading, we read Old MacDonald had a Woodshop (from the Scott Foresman reading series) and discussed Character.
The first day we really practice preview and predicting the story and introducing the vocab in the story.
The 2nd day we reviewed the skill by using Goldilocks and the Three Bears from earlier this year and made this character web that I found from Fran!
Then the last day I gave each child a paper where they drew their favorite character from the story and had to describe them by telling me what animal it was and what tool they were using in the story.
(I forgot to take pictures, I'll try to remember to take some tomorrow!)Friday we went on a field trip to the farm all day, so we didn't have any plans for reading!
One last thing I wanted to ask was how do you manage indoor recess with your class? thankfully, we haven't had to do this too many times this year... but I foudn that Like using a pocket chart so the kids can take turns at the "favorite centers". (housekeeping and computers were always getting picked first!) So now I have it so they can take turns- I just rotate it like we would any other station rotation. i am actually editing it a bit this week... I'm taking out the names and putting thier pictures in it's place, and wnat to edit some of the recess stations! =) I'll try to remember to post them when I finish! =)
Hope you all have a wonderful week! We have 22 and a 1/2 days left!!!