Monday, March 15, 2010

What have we been up to?

Over the last couple weeks we have been so busy. In skills we have been learning different ways to make the long a sound (ai, ay, a with a bossy e). Here was a really fun activity Ms. Peters did with words that end in /ay/. Each student wrote an /ay/ word on a black dot and then we put them on the ladybug!

In Reader's and Writer's workshop, we have been studying so many Eric Carle books. One activity we have done is to do a picture retelling of the story. This helps us to understand all the parts of the story and retell the story in a response to literature. We have a lead sentence, retelling of the story, connections, and even write about our favorite parts. Here is a picture retelling of The Very Busy Spider.

In Science we have been talking about animals! All sorts of animals. We have learned about land animals, water animals, and animals that can live in land and water. We have learned what makes them unique to where they live such as land animals have lungs and water animals might have gills or even blow holes to breathe. We have been learning about animals as we prepared for the zoo. Here are some fun crafts we did to go along with zoo animals.

In Math we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. The kids love shapes! One of their favorite activities has been learning how to use shapes to make different patterns and learning how those shapes can be made from other shapes put together (ex. two trapezoids make a hexagon, two squares make a rectangle). Here are some pattern sheets completed in class.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

It sounds like your young learners have been very busy!