Friday, April 6, 2012
To finish off the week on plants, we planted 3 seeds in a small baggie filled with Miracle-Gro potting mix. We soaked the beans in water about 24 hours prior to our activity and then placed them in our bags today. We are excited to watch our seeds start to sprout roots and hopefully even leaves before we take them home!
During one of our Daily 5/CAFE mini-lessons this week, I mixed in what we were learning in science. I placed six sentence strips in the pocket chart that taught different types of plants. After reading each line, we discussed what we would think using our prior knowledge of the words in the sentence, as to what the plant would look like. After a good discussion, I revealed a picture of each type of plant. We then put new table names up using those same types of plants!
This week we reviewed and practiced three ways to solve subtraction problems. Just like with addition problems we practiced using a number line but instead of counting forwards, we hopped backwards to find the correct answer. We also used manipulatives and the strategy draw a picture to solve other subtraction problems. Two of the three strategies have been introduced into one of the Daily 5 math choices; the third will be available next week.
This week we have been learning about plants. We took a bean seed, string, a pipe cleaner and tissue paper to show the different parts of a plant. We showed off the seed, roots, stem and leaves by using a flip book to store each of the items.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
After we wrote and read our sentences throughout the week, we cut the words apart, glued them in order on a piece of paper and illustrated a picture that went along with our sentence.
We put the final illustrations and sentences out in our hallway on display for our friends and family to see!