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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Buddy Day

Today was Buddy Day for Read Across America Week. Our 5th grade buddies came and read the children a book.
We love hanging out with our buddies!
 




The Lorax

Today was another fun Dr. Seuss Day. We watched the story of The Lorax on the Smart Board.

Then the children made their own Lorax.
 
 

Cat in the Hat

Yesterday we watched The Cat in the Hat on the Smart Board. Then the children drew the Cat in the Hat and water colored it. They came out absolutely beautiful.
 

 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

USA Jobs

Here are some pictures of the jobs that the children completed this week.
How Tall is Lincoln's Hat- the children used pennies to measure Abe's hat.

Soaring Patterns- the children had to finish the pattern

Capitalize Letter- the children had to id the lower case letter and write the upper case letter

Stars and Strip- the children had to count the stars, write the number, and make that many dots.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Red, White and Blue Day

Here is a picture of everyone dressed in red, white, and blue. Such an adorable bunch!!!

George and Abe

Here is a picture of George and Abe hanging together:


 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

George Washington

Today we read a book about George Washington and learned that he:
1. is often called the "father of our country"
2. was our first president.
3. dreamed to become a soldier.
4. was a great leader.
5. trained his soldiers and inspired them.
6. Once the country became the USA they needed a leader and George was elected to be the first president.
7. Being president was a very hard job.
8. traveled to many states to learn about their problems and try to solve them.
9. was elected president two times.
10. Today, there was many places named after him.
11. His face is on the one dollar bill and quarter.
 
Then of course we had to make George Washington.
 


Abe Lincoln

Yesterday we learned about Honest Abe. We learned that he:
1. Was our 16th president.
2. Lived in a log cabin.
3. Loved the outdoors.
4. Loved to read.
5. Had many jobs: wood chopper, farmer, carpenter, drove a boat and was a soldier.
6. Was a great storyteller.
7. Was tall and strong.
8. Opened a store where one day he bought a barrel that had a law book in it and it changed his life.
9. Taught himself about law by reading books and became a great lawyer.
10. Being a lawyer wasn't enough so he held several government offices to help people.
11. There is a memorial for him in Washington, DC.
 
Then the children made Abe and we documented what they learned.
 
 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

American Flag

Here are some pictures of the tear paper American flag/people that we made yesterday.
Ms. Emily and I loved hearing what the children would do if they were President.
 


 


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday

Today we kicked off our USA unit! The children started their jobs: bald eagle patterns, counting stars on a flag, capitalizing letters, and measuring Lincoln's hats. (I will post pictures later).

We talked about the duties of a president and the children made a tear paper flag with a person. Then Ms. Emily ask the children what they would do if they were president. I will take pictures when we get their answers typed up and put them together.

A peek at our week: We will learn about Abe Lincoln, George Washington, and some USA symbols like the Bald Eagle. I'm excited as always.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
We all had a blast today making our Valentine bag, reading stories, eating YUMMMY cookies, and exchanging Valentine's.
Here is a picture of the bags the children made:
 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February Door

This post is a little late but here is what our door looks like for this month.




Valentine's People

Today the children made an adorable Valentine's person and finished the sentence "I love".
 




Mardi Gras

The children had a blast learning about Mardi Gras, looking at pictures, dancing to music, making a mask and going to a parade. Here are some pictures of our fun Fat Tuesday:
 








Fun Week

Yesterday we kicked off our week of Valentine by learning about St. Valentine, that a heart is a symbol of love,  and making a heart to give to someone we love.
 
Our jobs this week are all Valentine's inspired. The children are putting heart numbers in order, stacking letter hearts, completing heart sounds, and doing a heart number match. ( I will post pictures soon).
 
Today is FAT TUESDAY!!! YAYYYYYY!!!
Cecilia brought in a bead for all the children to wear, thanks!!! So far today we have listen to some wonderful Mardi Gras music. Later today we will talk about Mardi Gras, looka t pictures, make a mask, and go to a parade. I'm SOOOO excited!!!

 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wednesday News

Don't forget to go check out the Wednesday News HERE.
 
Just a reminder:
Boogie on the Bayou is this Saturday at 7pm. Don't forget to get your tickets and come listen to Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster and have dinner provided by Pete and Sam's. There will be class baskets, a silent auction, and a cash bar.
I hope to see everyone there!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hunt

The children had a blast running around the classroom to find letter and number cards. After they found the cards they sat on the carpet. Then I called out numbers and letters and if the children had that card they put their card in the "mailbox".
They all did a fantastic job!!!
 


Post Office

I'm sorry I've been MIA this week but we have been super busy in the classroom.
 
On Monday we started our Post Office unit by watching a Field Trip to the Post Office on the Smart Board and reading a book. Yesterday we discussed mail carriers and made a mail carrier bag. Today we are going to go on a letter, number, and shape hunt around our classroom.
 
The children have been doing a fantastic job with their jobs.
 
How many sweat hearts in the jar- here the children have to roll a die, count the dots, and put that many sweat hearts in the jar.


Mailbox Sorting- here the children have to sort upper and lower case letters.


Letter Matching- Here the children have to look at the letter on the envelope and find its matching lower case stamp (sorry the picture is blurry).


Popsicle Matching- Here the children picked a card with their name or a friend's name and had to find the letter popsicle sticks that match.
 
 
Yesterday we had some extra time before Music so we played Pop the Balloon on the Smart Board. The balloons had a picture on it and each child had a turn to name the picture, figure out what it begins with, and pop the balloon to check their answer. They had a blast playing it!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Slothes

On Wednesday we learned about slothes. We learned fun facts about their claws, where they live, and many more.
Then the children had a blast making one.






MBG

Yesterday the Memphis Botanic Gardens and taught the children about Birds. They were able to see an Ostrich egg and a hummingbird egg. Then we went outside and went bird watching.