Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 5 Germination

Here you can see our Pea and Bean seeds. Today, we transplanted them into soil. 
We will have a control group (Pea #2 and Bean #2) and experimental group (Pea #1 and 
Bean #1). The question is Which seed will have the most growth? Why?
One will be limited with sun exposure but will have a "sun roof". What happens? We will
keep you posted!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

First root is popping out!

We are germinating pea and bean seeds. We are looking for roots so we can transplant them into soil.

Working on blending cvc words!

Students worked on blending word families kinesthetically!
Students worked on blending sounds and noticed that word families rhyme!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Look at this pumpkin!

One student brought this pumpkin from home to share. Isn't  it awesome?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Using Pictures to Help us Think About What Happens

Students are reading the story Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington. We worked on how we can use the pictures to help us think about the story. This story is about growing a pumpkin and its life-cycle. Students recalled "mental images" from the book and then after repeated readings, modeled how those pictures can help us with retelling the story in sequence!

National Bus Safety week October 20-24

Students worked to sort ideas that were being safe on the bus and not safe on the bus! We are also working on a Bus Safety chart during Interactive Writing!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Which gave us more information?

For the past few weeks, we have been starting each new Shared Reading Book with a glance of looking at the cover and listening to the title of the book. Then, we predict what kinds of words we might encounter within the text. Today, we charted those words in black, based only on the cover and the title. Then, we did our Book Walk. This is when we "walk through the book and look at the pictures to predict what the story is about. However, today, the focus was on what kinds of words we might encounter as we read the book. Those words are charted in blue.  After reading the book, we realized that our predictions were more accurate by doing the book walk than only looking at the cover and title of the book.  This reinforces how important it is to preview a book before reading!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fun Friday with our Second Grade Buddies

Kindergarten is working on number identification with the numbers 0-10.
Playing Uno with our buddies helps us remember the names of the numbers!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Retelling a story in sequence

Students worked with the book In a Dark, Dark Wood this week in Shared Reading.

Students used pictures from the illustrations to retell the story in sequence from beginning to end.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

5th Grade Vocabulary Word Parade!

Wow! Fifth graders really worked hard introducing us to some new words! Thanks for visiting us!
Please note, we added the music because our class felt that music was needed when you march in a parade!

October has arrived!

Describe a pumpkin...