Planetarium

We really enjoyed our trip to the planetarium today! Before we left we listened to the solar system song to get thinking about space!

We made a list of things we already knew about space.

The planetarium is so dim and dark that I did not take any pictures of the trip itself but the kids really enjoyed learning about constellations, stars, and planets! After we returned to school we made our own drawing of space and hung them on the ceiling!

Service Learning Update

We had a wonderful morning decorating clipboards for our friends at Kohfeldt Elementary! The kids worked hard to type and cut out sight words to decorate the clipboards as well as adding colorful letters, pictures of book covers, as well as our mascot and Kohfeldt’s mascot. The kids also wrote friendship notes to attach to the clipboards.

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who helped make this activity run smoothly!

Milkweed Update

Our milkweed experiment has been fascinating! Some of the seeds we planted have grown and others have not. But for some reason a seed that feel in the extra soil tub and was not watered grew, and the extra seeds I left in a ziplock with a damp paper towel away from the window grew a lot!

We attempted to transplant sprouts from the paper towels to see if they would continue to grow.

Learning Lately

Reading: We continued our work with story elements this week as well as practicing retelling a story after we read. We learned to tell the story events in order and to use characters names and other words and details from the story. We continued practicing sight words as well as reading and spelling words with digraphs.

Writing: We wrote opinion pieces this week using the sentence I like____ because____. We are working on telling our opinion as well as three reasons. We are still working on neat handwriting, word spaces, capitals, punctuation, and using our best spelling.

Math: We continued to practice attributes and names of 3D shapes as well as understanding the difference between 2D and 3D shapes. We wrote number stories as well as playing a variety of games to help us practice addition and subtraction.

Science and Social Studies: Our cool tool this week was about test taking strategies. For science we continued to observe the progress of our milkweed plants. We also have been reading about weather and observing it each day.

Volunteers Needed- April 25th

April 25th we are making our clipboards for our service learning project! We will need a minimum of 4 adults to help! Tasks will include: helping the kids arrange their letters and words onto scrapbook paper to form a collage, helping the kids decoupage their collage onto the clipboard, helping set up and clean up, and helping students write a friendship note. If you are available on the 25th from 8-10:40 and would like to help please email me. Thank you so much!

Layla

Shape Building

Our math lesson today was very fun and gave the kids a chance to show what they know about shapes in a creative way! We used spaghetti noodles and marshmallows to build 2D (sort of) and 3D shapes! The kids did a great job building as well as naming the shape they were making!