|Class ideas for junior science expo!|
We did some interactive writing today about things we see at the farm. After turning and talking with their partners, we shared out some things we may see at a farm. We took one idea and formulated a sentence together! For interactive writing, students stretch out the words together, use the word wall to help spell and individual students take turns and come up to add to our writing piece.
|I drew the horse, the students wrote the letters for the label and wrote the sentence|
|T.S wrote, "I see a cow"|
|J.M wrote, "I see a spider" -She used the letter c for see and stretched out spider as "spt"|
|D.K wrote, "I see corn"-he also drew the barn!|
|G.A wrote "I see a farm. I see a cow."|
|T.D wrote, "I see a cat"|
|A.K wrote, "I see a pig"|
We read Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins and practiced our turn and talk again by telling our turn and talk partners what would happen to the fox when it was nearing the beehive.
|The big book we read for read aloud|
I also introduced our new activity for our water table today after reading Mrs. Wishy Washy's Farm. Mrs. Wishy Washy is a timeless and incredibly popular children's book character. I've had a colleague dress up as her for Halloween one year! I showed students the aprons now available at the water table and modeled washing the dirty farm animals with the sponge. With a small bucket, we took turns practicing scrubbing to get the dirt (dried paint) from the farm animals just like Mrs. Wishy Washy would. Some of the students were adorable and even said "Wishy Washy, Wishy Washy" while scrubbing.
|D.K scrubbing the cow|
|G.S notices that the paint comes off on the sponge|
|A.R scrubbing the cow|
|Wishy Washy, Wishy Washy|
|O.S cleaning the feet of the cow|
|O.S chants "Wishy Washy" while scrubbing|
|T.D scrubs vigorously|