OREO Stacking Project
Our class recently took part in an online collaborative project with classrooms from all over the country. The mission: see how tall of a tower you can create with OREOS before the tower falls. The tallest tower in our class was prepared by Dylan. He stacked 28 OREOS!!
On their birthday, the children in our classroom are invited to bring in a treat for the entire class. After singing the birthday song, I always snap a picture of the birthday boy/girl taking the first bite of their birthday treat. We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as they enjoyed the treats!!
Spelling Relay Races
Who said practicing for a spelling test isn't any fun? Our class had a blast competing in these spelling relay races in an effort to get ready for the big test. When it was their turn, each child was given a spelling word, then had to navigate through the cones, and hop to the magnetic letters on the tray. Remembering their word, they used the magnetic letters to correctly spell it. If they forgot their word, they had to start over. If they spelled it incorrectly, it was back to the beginning for them! The first team to get all of their teammates through the relay, won the race. Each team won once!
Super Sentence Super Heroes
After learning that a telling sentence has a naming part and an action part, we took boring old telling sentences and added details to them to make them "Super Sentences". We talked about how good readers visualize what they are reading. If an author doesn't use details, it is hard to correctly visualize the image. I compared a boring sentence to a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It is good, but it can be better. We compared adding sentence details to adding sundae toppings to vanilla ice cream. We added details like, "How," "Why," "When," and "Where," to make those boring sentences.... SUPER SENTENCES. Of course, we had to dress the part to complete the task! Take a look at my awesome Super Sentence Super Heroes!!
We made the most of the Halloween season in our classroom this year. The pictures below highlight our math lesson that involved estimating and counting pumpkin seeds, our ELA lesson on predicting where the Candy Corn Bandit took our candy corn, and the fun we had at our Halloween party!
A Visit To Main St. Ice Cream
As part of our study of communities, our class took a walking field trip to Main St. Ice Cream. We had the opportunity to interview the owner and to taste some of their delicious ice cream!
50th Day of School
On our 50th day of school, we dressed as if we were from the 50's. During the day, we learned how to do 50's dances, played math games regarding 50, wrote about (and made) root beer floats, had a bubble blowing contest, and watched a movie about life in the 1950s. It was a lot of fun!!
For Thanksgiving, our class had a mini Thanksgiving feast in our classroom. Afterwards, we played some fun turkey-related games! We even had a visit from a large turkey! It was a day to be thankful for!!
A Visit to The Village Veterinary Clinic
Our second community field trip brought us to the Hamburg Village Veterinary Clinic. The children were able to ask the veterinarian a variety of questions and were given a tour of the building. While there, they got to see real x-rays and even visit with Kennedy, the golden retriever. The children really enjoyed their time at the clinic.
Our class played the role of tigers in this year's holiday performance. Check out these ferocious tigers!!
For our holiday party, the children were invited to frost and sprinkle cut-out cookies. Following the cookie feast, the children took part in two games. The first game involved trying to unwrap a holiday present while wearing oven mitts. It was hard but it was a lot of fun! For the second game involved all of the children sitting in a circle, each with a wrapped present. They listened to a story about an elf named, Lefty. Each time they heard the words, "left" or "right," they had to pass the present in that direction. The present they were holding at the end was the present that they would be able to open!