Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More bunk bed stories

Our current reading unit has the children beginning to read words! Today, we talked about pointing to keep track of the words we read. Many of the children picked this up quickly as they were used to pointing to the pictures when they were reading!
D.G shows the class how he points to the words as he reads
During math workshop, we continued with bunk bed stories. We read another bunk bed story and the children went back to make their own bunk bed stories and different combinations of 8.
A.Z drew 6 on the top and 2 on the bottom
D.G then went on to create more bunk bed stories-he added numbers to record
I.Z had 3 on the top and 5 on the bottom
M.W had doubles-4 and 4!
K.W had 8 on top and 0 on the bottom! 
H.L had doubles too!
During language through play...
M.L created a car with wheels
A.P painting with the watercolors
M.D created a rainbow
At the block center, Y.J, A.M and N.P worked together to create a road. They used the sketch books to plan out the road they would build.
Y.J's sketch of the road
A.M's sketch of the road with all the twists and turns
A close up of his sketch
Then they set off to create the road--notice the turns are very true to their sketches!
At the art center, D.G, A.Z, L.L and K.W used some beautiful junk to create vehicles! I could tell they were very inspired by our past trip to the transit museum.
A.Z glues two toilet paper rolls to some styrofoam to add wheels to his car
K.W cut out circles on paper and glued them on to a styrofoam board
A.Z glues another styrofoam board on top of another
D.G asked to use wires to create wheels-he uses his hands to mold the wire
He then taped the wire on to the styrofoam board
D.G molds the wire into a circle
K.W drew windows on to her car. She's testing out the wheels she created for her car
A.Z glued paper on top of his car for lights
This Friday, I will be handing out take home books. They will all take home a book and we will switch it out every Friday. These books must be returned in order to get another book. :) Let me know if there are any questions. Please see this link for the notice regarding take home books.