Saturday, April 25, 2015

Making Observations and ending 3D shapes and beginning apple boxes

This week, in reading and writing, we continued talking about making observations and learning information from nonfiction books and features. Students have been working on looking closely at photographs to get more information as well as reading the texts. In writing, the students took the skills they learned from observing plants to observing our classroom caterpillars!

At the end of the week, the caterpillars all created cocoons and have formed chrysalids. It will be exciting to see what happens next for the students to observe!

To culminate our 3D shapes unit, the students created their own 3D shapes with toothpicks and marshmallows! It was a fun hands-on project!
Here is a video of making 3D shapes! It's an easy project that can also be done at home!

In math, we started our Apple Boxes unit, where students will be working with thinking of different number combinations of 10. I presented them with the problem of going to the supermarket and there was a sale for apples-10 for $1 but there were both red and green apples. How many red and green apples can I get? The students then worked with their partner to sketch out how they would figure out this problem.
For Studio in the School, Ms. Monika taught the children how to make pinch pots with clay. They talked about what kind of shapes they would create and used their hands to mold the pinch pots.