TK loves to dress up. Spirit week was right up our alley! We took a yoga class in our PJs and ran the Jog-a-thon with super hero capes flying around the track.
Our class is bursting with inspired writers this week. These independent writers are putting our new sight word knowledge to use and working hard on invented spelling to write unknown words too!
In science we had fun learning about insulation with an ice experiment. We hypothesized that ice would make our bare hand cold first, before our gloved hand. We conducted the experiment and we were right! The gloves insulated our hands and kept the heat inside.
Western Day was a rootin' tootin' good time too. Gotta love these tiny cow-folk!
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Fall is the BEST! Love digging in to the season with apples, fall colors, and all. This week we made fall trees with our handprints. We also investigated our hands during science. We learned that fingerprints can be whorled, arched, or looped and studied our own fingerprints to see what kind we had.
We needed to review how to line up straight. Kids wanted to share this picture of our straight lines so you can see how great we did.
Our big news this week is that, thanks to Donors Choose and Chevron, our class received a brand new cozy couch and durable, washable pillows for our library!!! It was so exciting to open the box. The kids have loved being able to snuggle up with their favorite books. Thank you Donors Choose and Chevron!!!
Check our my Twitter feed for a retweeted video clip from our first STARs in Motion session. Such fun dancing into the school day with these kids!
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Dd week has been exciting! We learned about dinosaurs and that they were either herbivores or carnivores. We learned how to draw a dinosaur, got to put together a dinosaur puzzle, match dinosaur "skeletons" to pictures of what scientists think the real dinosaurs looked like, make dinosaur art, and write a sentence about dinosaurs! We were having so much fun, I forgot to take many pictures. Here are a couple though:
This week was also the big unveiling of the "dress-up" option for afternoon centers. These kids love to dress up!
We are so lucky to have support from Mrs. Duran and our many wonderful parent volunteers during morning literacy centers. Thank you all!!!
After our experiment to sink the cup last week, we got to explore objects that sink or float at a new science and observation center.
We've been working hard on letter formation and celebrated learning all the "Frog Jump" Capitals. These letters start with a tall line drawn from top to bottom and then require the pencil to "jump" back to the top of the line to start the next line or curve in the letter.
Finally, we are thrilled to have the chance to watch Laura Numeroff, author of If you Give a Mouse a Cookie and her newest book, Raising a Hero, live stream video with our class and about 64 others tomorrow morning! Our class brainstormed questions to ask her and emailed her today. We hope she picks a question from our class to answer!
She's excited for tomorrow too. She even responded to my tweet mentioning her in our schedule tomorrow!
These are my photos from Laura Numeroff's visit to Fairy Tale Town last year around this time. She signed books for SOOO many kids, even books from their homes. It was really special to meet her.
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