Monday, October 22, 2012

Smiling about Ants today...

What a day...

We worked on Read to Someone today-it was our first "official" try at Read to Someone and we reflected on how we did after we read.  We did a great job and tried our best to read with a partner.  We practiced modeling it the wrong way and the right way-the funniest thing we noticed was sitting EEKK!

For science, we started working on our animal project where we'll be researching an animal of our choice and completing an information fair about our animals.  We can't wait to share our learning.  Our first story was called "Ants".  This book is loaded with amazing facts and interesting pictures.  -We noticed and talked about how two the non-fiction features of this text are the photographs and labels.  One funny part of the story that made us all laugh was learning that the aphids are friends with the ants-the ants like eating their "sugary poop".  The evidence in the text is on page 25 if you want to know more about it!

Our friend Mrs. Pramuka designed some awesome organizers to help us with our animal learning project!  Thanks Mrs. Pramuka!

In math, we worked on making tables to show data about parts of 10 and 5.  We used the smartboard to help us sort out our thinking!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

We're getting ready to start a new topic in Math-topic 3 Five and Ten Relationships...

In Reading and Language Arts, we're moving on to our next curriculum mapping unit-Animals and Pets.  This week, we'll look closely at investigating animals that come from eggs, especially chickens.  We'll also discuss other farm animals and we'll read about a Wolf, who learns the importance of practicing reading.  Here's a vimeo link called "Chickens Aren't the Only Ones"

We will also continue our quad blogging project and look at the third set of class blogs (Mrs. Martel's class in Canada!).

Hoping to have a great week as we begin to learn about animals and pets-we'll be setting up a survey on our blog about choosing your favorite kind of pet!  Be sure to vote!

Have a great week all!