Sunday, October 28, 2012

Scientific Method and Community Reader

We had Community Reader's Day this week and enjoyed a great non-fiction book by a visitor from New Horizons Retirement Home.  The children enjoyed learning about elephants and cats.  

 We wrapped up our first science unit on the "Scientific Method" by creating comic strips.  The kids love graphic novels and I knew they would enjoy making their own.  The comic page will be put into their Portfolio Book that will go home at the end of the school year.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Using Our Projectors and Poetry

We got new projectors in our classrooms this year to help bring technology into our classrooms.  I downloaded the Kindle app for my PC.  I can project books onto the whiteboard.  Here are the children reciting poetry from The Poetry Friday Anthology(Common Core K-5).

We gather around the board on Fridays to read and discuss the poetry.  We talk about the types, format, themes, etc.  This week we had some children act the poem about watching football while other practiced fluency and reading with expression.  The kids came in on Friday asking when we were doing I know it was a hit.  I will print out the poems for the children to share during Daily Five.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

We're Getting Carried Away with Idioms

We have been learning about idioms for the past few weeks.  The children are learning about the literal and figurative meanings.  They posed as if they were holding balloons.


Here are a few of their final projects: