Friday, February 10, 2012
This week we studied all about ways to keep our teeth healthy and clean. February is National Children's Dental Health Month. We read several books and on Friday we completed a page where we each drew items that we learned keep our teeth healthy and clean. We also watched a fun video/song about brushing our teeth.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
During Work on Writing, the students usually have the option for a free write in their journals. This week, I placed a new option for them to choose from. Every month I put up a new monthly words poster in our word work/writing area. Students can take a paper from the folder below the poster and use one of the words in a sentence. After writing the sentence, they draw a picture! When the rotation is over they show me their writing and if they are finished they can take it home that day. If they are not finished, they simply put the paper in their book box to return and finish the next time they choose Work on Writing.
Below are two new items in our Daily 5 math choices for Number Work and Math with Someone. The first few pictures are of two students who are using a number line to help solve addition problems. They also write the addition problem as they are solving. The last picture is of two students who first took a bag of shapes and sorted them according to same size and then created a picture to draw using the shapes. Both new items have been major hits during our math time this week!
Today we had our first Earthquake drill. We watched a few video clips of other students practicing this drill before we practiced. The three main words we are to remember when practicing for an earthquake are drop, cover and hold on. The class did an excellent job during our school wide earthquake drill on Tuesday!
A new activity at our Math with Someone choice involves students taking turns rolling two dice. One dice as the regular dots on each of the sides, the other dice as either a 1 or a 0. They are to add the two numbers together and put a chip in the spot on the graph of their correct answer. The goal is to try and read the top of the graph for one or more of the numbers!