Today we started making nutrion posters. We brainstormed different foods and exercises that we could add to our posters. Stay tuned for the finished product!
Today we practiced cutting and initialing our words during word study. We practiced sorting and recording our words in our journals. Then we practiced word work during daily 5!
Ms. P came back into class to work on our Mystery Garden investigation. We cut open her mystery foods and observed them in our science notebooks. Next we are going to investigate how fruits and vegetables grow.
Today in math we read the book The Sultan's Snakes by Lorna Turpin. The book has beautiful illustrations that display many kinds of repeating patterns.
Students then made their own pattern snakes using pattern blocks. Students could choose to make a repeating pattern or a growing pattern.
We will display our snakes in the classroom this week, so be sure to check them out!
Today we read Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat. We talked about what foods are healthy, what foods are not so healthy and what it means to have a healthy balanced diet.
Then, we made posters. We sorted foods into healthy and not so healthy groups.
In math, we practiced math by myself. We learned a new activity called roll a ten. We also practiced creating repeating patterns and goring patterns. Tomorrow, we will practice skip counting!
Today, we read a new book called What Do You Do With A Problem? by Kobi Yamada. It's a great story about what do when faced with challenges. We talked about how are brains help us through difficult situations and the importance of trying new things. We learn from the challenges we face and our brains grow stronger because of it. We created a chart to help us (and others) change their words into more positive mantras that can help us through difficult tasks. Be on the lookout for our display this week!
Today in math we practiced math with someone. We learned two new games called Tens Go Fish and Turn Over Ten. These activities help us learn our combinations of ten facts. We are trying to build math fluency and an understanding of number relationships.
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