We had fun working with yoyos for a while.
Math time brought about a game of cards that is commonly known as WAR.
Marissa is back from Florida. She had quite a fun time and was able to find some sea shells for us to look at.
Isabelle is our Student of the Week this week. She loves her family and animals and does not like snakes (to which the two of us did a high five! :)) She has two big brothers named Cole and Isaac. Her best vacation was to Florida where she got to take a boat and look for dolphins. Isabelle would like to be a veterinarian when she grows up!
Wednesday we moved on to the letter Z! We read a story about zoo animals and then did a concentration game on the Smartboard. We looked at a picture and then the next picture would have one of the animals missing and we had to remember the animals, where they were and who wasn't there anymore!! :)
We sorted animals into 3 categories : Farm, Pets and Zoo. We talked about it before they got to work, but they basically did this paper independently. They rocked it!!
Zipper Lips was an interesting discussion we had before we made our face with their own zipper lips!! :) I will leave our discussion to your imagination. Are you terrified?? It was actually very benign and quite entertaining.
After recess, Mrs. Carolan (Mrs. Twedt's substitute) came in and she talked to us about FILLING OUR BUCKET- or more importantly, OTHER people's bucket.
For math we read the story PUT ME IN THE ZOO. This creature (we finally decided he was a cross between a bear and a dog- more dog) has spots. He can do all sorts of crazy things with those spots and he wants to be in the zoo. Finally, he figures out that he really belongs in a CIRCUS! Everyone was given their own bear/dog, and I wrote numbers on the board. The kids would say the number and then put that many pom pons on the creature. We did it several (several) times and then picked all of the pom pons up. I got out the dotters and the kids dotted their creature to bring home.
We made a tracing our our shoe and used that as the foundation for a Zebra head. The crowning glory for this was how we wrote on it afterwards. I am SO PROUD of the kids! They all knocked it out of the park with writing the letters- trying so hard to use the correct formation for each of them.
NO TK ON FRIDAY, March 3!NEXT WEEK:
MONDAY: LIBRARY ART Snack: Gracelyn
WEDNESDAY: MUSIC Snack: Hendrix
FRIDAY: PE Snack: Isabelle