Our gym teacher, Mr. Z wrote an essay for a contest to the American Heart Association. His essay won and our school received gym equiptment that helps teach how our hearts pump blood inside our body. Below are pictures and video showing the obstacle course. What a fun way to learn such an important concept!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Today, we completed an activity with pictures of various items. Each student had one picture and when it was their turn they had to decide if their picture was a plant or was not a plant. Before we began, we discussed what makes a plant special. The class came up with roots, stem, leaves, seeds, flowers and photosynthesis (yes, I was proud of that word too)! We had a great week learning about plants and are excited to continue right into next week and learning about Earth Day!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I introduced a new activity for math by myself. This activity is all about clocks. The students have a stack of cards where on one side shows the time with numbers “8:30” and the other side has the correct answer drawn on a clock. Before the student flips the card over to see how it looks on a clock, they are to make their clock show the correct time. After setting the time, the student flips the card over to check the answer.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
We worked with the number 10 today. We made our "Story of 10" chart. We used ten plastic cups to determine how many of each number makes ten. We counted how many cups were facing down, compared to how many cups were facing up. We filled in the missing blanks of our story chart and hung it up in our room!
We have not had a listening station for the past 3 weeks. Our old station stopped working one day and our new one arrived in the mail yesterday! We were very excited that our new station was able to play cds, as well as tapes. Below are pictures of our listening station and the cards each student receives as their "job" when they go to the station. Each student is given a specific job to help the station run smoothly.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Our first lesson in learning about plants! We took bean seeds, wet paper towel and potting mix and put them all together inside a baggie. We are going to watch them grow for the next two weeks. We are excited to watch the beans sprout with stems and roots. We might even be lucky enough to see a leaf or two.