Thursday, December 3, 2015
First grade celebrated one of their reading milestones with our class this week. Each first grader paired up with one of our kindergarten students and read a book to them. It was great for all of these young readers to share books with each other and make new friends in the process.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
As is the tradition, the last day before Thanksgiving break we love to ask the children what they are thankful for. It gives them time to reflect on their young lives and say what is the most important to them: mom, dad, grandparents, brothers, sisters and school. The children drew and water colored their turkeys, cut them out and glued them on their Thanksgiving placements. They will be laminated as a keepsake for future Thanksgivings. Happy Thanksgiving -- Love - the Mall-ard class!!
Monday, November 23, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
For the past few weeks, we have been learning and writing about pattern books. Pattern books are books that focuses on a topic and it can tell different things about that topic. It can be fiction or nonfiction. They range from just labeling a picture to writing stories with a common refrain. Today's lesson was about revision. Students were invited to get one of their favorite books from their folder and see what they can add to it and/or fix it up. The big surprise was that they were allowed to use a red pen to do the additions or deletions. The results were amazing - just see what a little red pen can do to add more to a piece.
"Butterflies have babies." "They have two babies." "Butterflies have eyes." "They have two eyes."
"I love butterflies."
Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
In Science, we are discovering how keen our sense of smell is. Students were given cups numbered from 1to 4. Inside each cup was vinegar, vanilla, coffee, and lemons. Children used their sense of smell in order to predict what was in each cup and then drew their predictions in their journals.
Children discovered that the sweet things were generally things that they liked.
Friday, October 2, 2015
We have another great way to make Friday - Fun Day and that is to change it up with Math Bingo. In this game the children get to practice number recognition from zero to twenty. We have noticed that they had some difficulty with the teen numbers and thought this would be a way to make reinforce understanding of those numbers. It works every time! BINGO anyone?
Friday, September 25, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
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