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Monday, April 28, 2014

Dinosaurs

Today we started our unit on dinosaurs. I introduced Pete the paleontologist. We learned that Paleontology is the study of the history of life. 
Scientists who study paleontology are called paleontologists. Paleontologists use fossils to try to figure out three main things about fossils: Identity and origin of the fossil, the fossil's environment, and what the fossil can tell us about the history of the earth. 
We then watched some videos on the Smart Board and then brainstormed what tools Pete would need to help him find fossils. 
Tomorrow we are going to learn about carnivorous and herbivorous. 

Race for Education

Friday was our extremely fun Race for Education. The weather was beautiful and we raised a great amount of money. A HUGE thanks to all of the donors and the love ones that came to cheer the children on. We all had a blast. 


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Space

Yesterday we watched the story Aliens Like Underwear. The children thought it was hilarious. 

 After we made some out of this world aliens and hung them around a spaceship. 


Here's a peek at the jobs the children did this week: 
At this job the children graphed letter sounds. 

Blast off Letters- We practiced identifying letter. 

Moon and Star Patterns

Out of this World Measuring 
Everyone is SOOOO excited about Race Day tomorrow. I can;t wait to see everyone. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Space

Yesterday we started our unit on SPACE by reading the book Planets.  We learned about what is in space and some fun facts about our Planets. 
Today we pretended to be astronauts that blasted off in space. 

Then we watched a video on what it would be like to live in space and made astronauts. 

Easter

Here are some pictures from our Easter egg hunt on Thursday 
 and the cute bunny head bands we made. 
I hope everyone had a great Easter. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter

We started off this week learning about the story of Easter by reading an amazing book...

Then we discussed how just as the sun comes up each day, we will always live. We learned that Jesus died, was buried and came back to life. Each Easter we celebrate that Jesus is still alive. We talked about how eggs and chicks are a symbol of new life. 

Here is our jobs for the week:
Egg Letter Hunt- At this job the children picked an egg, opened it, identified the letter, and wrote it on their sheet. 

Peep Patterns-For this job the children had to copy and complete patterns. 

Egg Measuring- At this job the children used cubes to measure eggs. 

Sight Words- Some children are practicing sight word and others are practicing writing their names correctly. 
Today one of the guidance counselors came and talked to the children about growing respect. Then they made a garden of respect. 

Today we made an Easter egg out of a paper plate and scrapbook paper. The egg opens up to a cross with a heart on it. 


I can't wait for our Easter egg hunt tomorrow!!!

Recycling Week

Last week we learned all about Earth and recycling by reading books and playing games on the Smart Board. 

We talked about how amazing God is to give us such a beautiful place to call home. We colored coffee filters with a green and blue marker to look like Earth. Then we sprayed water on it and watched the colors bleed together to make this adorable Earths below. 

We discussed all the different ways we could each be a superhero and protect our Earth by reusing, reducing, and recycling. To wrap up our week we brainstormed all the ways we protect our Earth and placed those responses in a big Earth and made superheros to go around it. 



Here is a peek at the jobs that the children did last week. 
Tree Counting- At this job the children picked a tree, wrote the number and that many dots on their sheet. 

Earth Counting- For this job the children had to look at the key to see how many Earths to color and what color to color them.

Ladybug Capitalizing- At this job the children picked a ladybug and had to write the capital letter on their sheet. 

Beginning Sound Graphing- For this job we listened to the beginning sound of words. 

We had a fun week!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Veggie Week

Here is a peek at our fun week learning about veggie.

On Wednesday each table made a veggie to create an adorable mural. 

Yesterday we talked about potatoes and then did a taste test.


We tested three ways to eat a potato, potato chips, french fries, and mash potatoes. Then we graphed our favorite way and analyzed the graph. 
Potato chips WON!!!

Today we watched the story of Peter Rabbit and made him. 


Today we ate a plant! The children had a blast with this activity and wanted more after then ate what was on their sheet. 

This weeks jobs:
Garden Tool- At this job the children picked a watering can, counted the dots, wrote the number and that many dots on their sheet. 

For this job the children the children rolled a die, counted the dots and put that many flowers in their vase.

At this job the children had to match upper and lower case letters. 

For this job the children rolled a die, counted the dots, found the number on their tomato and covered it. 


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Veggies

This week we are learning all about veggies...yummmmm!!!
On Monday we discussed that vegetables are grown in gardens. Some farmers only grow one crop while other grow many. We even watched some video on the Smart Board of farmers harvesting crops. We also learned that some plants grow in the soil and some out of the soil and then watch the book, Tops and Bottoms. 

Yesterday we continued our discussion on plants growing in the soil, bottoms, and plants growing out the soil, tops, by reading the story Up, Down, and Around. After we sorted which vegetables/fruit are tops, bottoms, and grow on trees. 


Today we are going to make different veggies to create a mural. 





Garden Week Wrap Up

Here's a wrap up of last week:

On Thursday we learned about sunflowers and then used Q-tips to paint one. The to finish our week we made garden gnome to put in our garden of sunflowers. 

Jobs: 



We had a fun week learning about flowers and how they grow.