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Our Classroom Zoo
The kiddos brought in some animals and we created a Zoo in our classroom!
First we classified, sorted and learned about animals.
At first I let them choose how to sort the animals. One group sorted by tails/no tails, one group sorted by where they lived (in water/out of water), and one group sorted by stripes/no stripes. Pretty smart kiddos, huh?
Then we spent some time sorting by body covering, number of legs, and color
Next, we did some research.
We decided our animals should have signs just like the Nashville Zoo, so we needed to learn a little bit about our animals. Mrs. Barlow got us lots of books, and we ask our book buddies to help us read about specific animals.
We made our signs, created habitats, and built our zoo!
We made invitations for visitors, and the kiddos even insisted that we make maps.
We had so much fun being zookeepers and guiding our visitors through the zoo! We had lots of classes, Mr. Walker, Coach Hicks, Coach Martin, Mrs. Lapinski, Mrs. Barlow, Mrs. Lisa and Mrs. Tammy from the front office, and even Mrs. Goostree! Mrs. Goostree loved it so much she gave us spirit sticks that said "Your principal is proud of you!" The kiddos felt like the rock stars they are!
Fairy Tale STEM: Can you build a house that can stand up to the Big Bad Wolf?
To continue our Fairy Tale unit the kiddos made houses. Then we brought in the Big Bad Wolf (A.K.A my hair dryer) to see if the houses would stand strong! It was so much fun! I love their little furrowed brows as they are trying to figure out how to make a strong, sturdy house, that stands up.
Learning with fairy tales!
We began our day with fun morning work. Then, we read Billy Goats Gruff and identified the characters and setting. Next, we paired up and got a mystery bag of materials to construct the setting. Once everyone had constructed their bridges, we took turns retelling the story to the class!
Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?
Money Scramble and Sweet Shop!
Ground hog Treats with Book Buddies
Our Snowman Science experiment
We started by planning what our snowman would look like. We had to learn to spell the word "My" first.
Next, I asked my class a question. (in my best "Anna singing voice" of course!) "Do you want to build a snowman? We built our snowman out of frozen water balls. Then we observed and recorded what our snowman looked like at the beginning of the day. We also made a hypothesis about what it would like like at the end of the day.
We observed it in the middle of the day and recorded our data.
Then we observed it at the end of the day. Most of our hypothesizes were wrong. Most of us thought it would only be a puddle at the end of the day.
Happy New Year!
We started our New Year back to school by learning about telling time, and counting down the hours of our first school day back! Each hour, we opened the back that matched the time to reveal a surprise. We were learning about the letter Nn so each surprise began with N. We had so much fun! We opened:
New crayons, Number games, Nerds, No shoes, New Years Celebration, and more!
we had some super fun Morning work last week!
We made Gingerbread Men today! The kiddos had to "purchase" the ingredients from the store. The prices were letters. Their "money" was pictures. To purchase an item they had have the picture that corresponded with the beginning sound letter. It was so much fun!
Run, Run as fast as you can! Did you hear about our Gingerbread man?
We worked together to make this Gingerbread Man after reading the story yesterday.
When we go to school this morning, he had left us a note! We worked together to sound out the words and read them!
He sent us a message saying that he had some fun, but now he was lost. He sent us this picture.
We made a poster, and hung it up in the school. It worked! Our Book Buddies found him and brought him back to us!
Ready For Thanksgiving Lunch!
These cute doctors helped their monster patients by matching upper case and lowercase letters