Tuesday, December 10
Tuesday, November 5
October flew by. November is here and I can't believe it. I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving break. This teacher is tired. Here are some of the activities we did with pumpkins and bats.
We were little scientists and went through the scientific method. We asked the question, "Will a pumpkin sink or float?" Then we graphed our hypothesis. We surveyed 10 friends to find out what they think.
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The next two ideas are from Kim Adsit. Pumpkin brace map using shared writing.
Practicing non fiction pumpkin writing after reading lots of books about pumpkins.
Comparing apples and pumpkins.
The following two bat activities are from Kim Jordano.
Bat tree map idea from Babbling Abby.
We practiced asking questions about bats.
Echolocation song written by Mrs. Jones. Sung to the tune of you are my sunshine.
Sunday, October 20
October is flying by and we have been busy. We wrapped up our study on spiders and scarecrows. Lots of great learning going on here. I just love October!
We made a picture graph- Are you afraid of spiders? Then they analyzed the data on their own recording sheet.
We learned how to make a graph with this anchor chart. Anchor chart inspired by Kim Adsit.
We labeled the parts of a spider. The kids drew their own spider in their science journal and practiced labeling the parts. Chart inspiration by Cara Carroll.
Somewhere in October we learned about Christopher Columbus.
spooky spooky unit.
I put these and the play-doh mats in my morning tubs. I found all the erasers and bags at Target. My kids love it. All of these activities are found here.
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Monday, October 14
We finished up our study on community helpers and apples. I just love these little community helpers by Julie Lee. We made little teachers, bakers, doctors, and firefighters. For shared reading we used the big book Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip. Then I asked the kids what they want to be when they grow up.
We made mail bags and wrote letters. Then we pretended to be mail carriers and deliever mail to other students in the room. The poem says . . . See the mailman dressed in blue, will he bring a letter to you? He works when it rains, and when it snows, he even works when the wind blows.
We made doctor bags and glued inside a band-aid, cotton ball, tongue depressor, and a cotton swab.
We made applesauce and wrote the steps using shared writing.
We described apples and wrote apple list poems.
We read The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons. Then we sequenced the life cycle of the apple and made this apple pocket to keep our pieces. The apple sequence pictures are from Cara Carroll.
I pulled out my picture cards I had from my five senses unit and used them to explore an apple.