Thursday, February 16, 2012

Feelin' the Love!

     One highlight of the week was Valentine's Day.  Our late start Tuesday morning cut us a little short on time, but we squeezed in as many our of planned activities as we could.  The majority of our time was spent on Math.  We estimated with candy hearts, sorted them, graphed them, and ate them!  In the afternoon, we let our creative juices flow while we created our valentine mail bags.  Finally, we ended the day with some yummy treats, some mail delivering, and the opening of all our mail!  It warmed my heart to hear them exclaim about each other's cards while shouting out words of thanks.





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Friday, February 10, 2012

Down in the Valley.....

     The song that I learned as a child keeps playing in my mind this week as we study landforms.  One of our science benchmarks states that each child will be able to identify the earth's landforms.  We played games, looked at books, wrote in our journals, and built the landforms out of play dough this week.  Hopefully, these activities will trigger the names of the four landforms in each child's head as I question them next week!  Now, back to my song.....the valley so low..... hang your head over, hear the wind blow..... :) 

   The plain

 A valley

Look at that mountain!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy 100th Day!

     Monday was a great, busy day!  It was crammed with fun, meaningful activities centered around the number 100.  Take a look at our photos to see what we did!

Wow!  We've been here 100 days!

To kick off our day, we made our 100th day hats.

      Our story about Miss Bindergarten inspired a class book.  The students had to answer the question, "What could you eat 100 of?" 

      For Math, we counted Froot Loops into groups of 10.  I was pleased that the kids knew we would need 10 groups of 10 to make 100.
 Once we had them counted, we strung them to make a necklace!

This activity was good for our fine motor skills, too!

     I was thrilled with your kind donations of ingredients for our special snack.  The children enjoyed counting out 10 of each type of food.  Yummy!  Thank you for your generosity.

      We ended the day with a scavenger hunt for Hershey's kisses.  Each kiss had a sticker number on it.  Every child had to find his or her matching number on a chart.  (Of course I let them eat their kisses at the end!)

All in all, the day was a success!

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