Sunday, November 16, 2014


We've been talking about the seasons in Science, and I was surprised to find out that the student favorite is Winter... "because you can play in the snow."  I asked if Georgia really gets snow,  and Mrs. Dean said she thinks Winter won because snow is so rare in Georgia.. So when it does come along, the kids are soooooooooo excited!

We are done with our writing like scientists unit and back onto narrative writing, but I thought the kids would enjoy writing about a fall leaf. So we each chose a leaf on our way back in from recess and used all we know about writing to share and comment about our  unique leaves. 

 Everyday I'm impressed with the quality of the writing I'm getting. The spacing, the correctly spelled sight words, the letter formation, yay! Yay! Yay! 

All of our practice is paying off! 

In math we were back to focusing on 2D and 3D shapes. We went on a shape hunt, explored the different features of shapes (attempting to work together at a table to foster discussion), and played Mystery Shape! The kids LOVE anything that's in a mystery bag. I put some shapes in a dark bag (we used a backpack) and hand them a random shape inside the bag without looking. Students have to describe the shape out loud ("It's 2d, it has four sides, they're different sizes")  and make a guess ("I think it's a...  Rectangle!")  before taking it out of the bag for the big reveal. Everyone listens so intently, eager for a chance to play! 

Most of the kiddos have 2d and 3d shapes down now, but 'hexagon' is still throwing the class off... 

We are all very excited about the upcoming week, with parent drop-in day on Tuesday and the field trip on Friday! Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner?? 

I'll post some turkey projects the week of Thanksgiving. They all turned out so cute! 

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