Human Body Study: Day 3

Today we learned a bit more about the structure and function of bones. We continued reading our story about the child getting hurt on the playground and then going to the doctor for an X-ray.

We looked at real X-ray photos of different body parts and did a puzzle matching different bones to different areas of the body.

We took a closer look at all the bones in the hand and made our own picture of hand bones.

Learning Lately

Reading: We practiced the name, sound, and formation of e, and r. We also practiced using pictures clues to help us figure out words. Much of our reading time this week was dedicated to our Human Body Study for science.

Writing: We continued our work with adding details to our pictures and labeling our pictures. We also wrote a letter to our friends in Mrs. Edgar’s class.

Math: We learned about attributes of rectangles as well as reviewing circles and triangles. We practiced counting strategies for objects and pictures that are scattered and not in a line. We began learning about number stories and using fingers, pictures, and counters to solve them. Our number stories are a variety of addition and subtraction stories (we have not introduced those terms). We focused on understanding what the number stories mean rather than memorizing a procedure to solve them.

Science and Social Studies: We learned ways to be a problem solver this week. We also began our Human Body Study with Mrs. Fitch which you saw in more detail in my other blog posts.

Human Body Study: Day 2

We had a super fun morning learning about muscles, bones, the stomach, and lungs in stations. Thank you to Kari, Heidi, and Julia for coming in to help run the stations!

An important part of learning is sharing and discussing what you discovered!

We ended our lesson with a story about our amazing bodies.

Human Body Study: Day 1

Today we began our study of the human body with Mrs. Fitch!

We read a story about a child hurting their arm on the playground which set up a hands on problem the kids will be solving at the end of the unit using what they have learned about the body.

We learned that parts of the body have structure and function! The kids discussed the function of various animal body parts.

We put together a body puzzle to start thinking about where our bodies structures are located.

We ended by drawing our outer bodies.

Pumpkin Decorating

We had a fun, creative, and messy morning decorating our pumpkins! Thank you to everyone who sent in craft supplies and volunteered in the classroom- you made the day awesome!

Mrs. Edgar’s class joined us to decorate their pumpkins too. It was fun to have special guests visit us too!

Learning Lately

Reading: This week we focused on the name, sound, and formation of d and s. We read a book about how a pumpkin grows and had so much fun acting out the story. We also practiced retelling the story using transition words like first, next, and last.

Writing: We worked on adding details to our drawings and continued to practice labeling our pictures. We say the word slowly and write a letter for each sound we hear.

Math: We used 5 frames and 10 frames to play various games this week. We sorted coins. We learned the attributes of a circle. We also practiced counting backwards.

Science and Social Studies: We had some extra fun activities this week with our visit from a firefighter and our trip to the pumpkin patch!