Today's spelling focused on the concept of consonant digraphs. The children combined the digraphs with word parts to create new words.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
In today's math class we explored weights, scales and equal groups. We played a game called Egg Nests. I rolled a die to generate a number of nests. Then I rolled again to generate a second number. This was the number of eggs to put in each nest. The children then counted the total. Their first introduction to multiplication was fantastic! Well done second graders!
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The sixth graders welcomed us to community meeting with some wonderful drumming music. We shared our hopes and goals for a successful year in groups of 4 and some stood and shared individually. Sophia did a great job sharing! My favorite part was the dance party at the end.
Today we practiced stretching the sentence, "It is their dog." The children did a great job adding on and stretching to make a much more interesting sentence. The first photo shows how well they did. We also did a fix it activity, a rhyming activity and finally a sorting activity (see picture # 2). What great spellers they are!
Thursday, October 1, 2015
A ver big thank you to Ms. Ayers for sharing the 4th grade touch tank and her vast knowledge of sea creatures with us. We learned that lobsters with a set of hard upper spinnerets is a male and lobsters with a soft, feathery set are females. There is actually a half female and half male lobster in the tank right now! We loved holding the hermit crabs, seeing the underneath of the sea star and watching the sea horse wrapped around the seaweed. It was very cool! As you can see from the photos, we loved the touch tank!