During a lesson on our 5 senses we went outside to our wonderful butterfly garden to put them to the test! We listened to the cars passing and wind blowing, smelt the flowers, felt the grass, and looked at all the different colored flowers.
Daily 5 has officially begun! I quickly touched on this during parent night, but to remind you Daily 5 is essentially an academic rotation we do. There are 5 "centers" consisting of read to self, read to a friend, word work, work on writing, and listen to reading. All students will complete every center by the end of the week. This is a time I pull small groups and work closer with students. Thankfully they think its great so far! Our iPads are being updated right now which will then have another center open to work on academic apps as well.
Aside from the obvious of getting to go home early from school, our kids love early release because it means lunch in our classroom and usually a Magic School Bus! Can you tell they love it?!
Look at our delicious melon medley we made! As always, thank you to our awesome parent helpers (I wouldn't survive cooking Fridays without them!)
We have started using our math books these last few weeks. I can honestly say we have a class full of math whiz's! The book goes pretty slow in the lessons so we have been going faster through them and they have done excellent! Here is some math fun:
Our class has officially jumped feet first into interactive notebooks this year! We have an alphabet interactive binder, science/social studies notebook, math notebook, and language arts notebook. I believe interactive notebooks are extremely beneficial for many reasons, however the biggest reasons would be that your child now has past and present curriculum and "notes" we have worked on right at their fingertips for the entire year. For this reason, you will see less papers coming home than you might be used to. A lot of our papers will be cut up and glued into one of our many interactive notebooks so your child can flip back to the information covered at anytime during the year to refresh their memories. Here are a few pictures of our IN's in action!
Our kiddos loved making and eating our cooking project on Friday. First we took butter, added a little honey and stirred it all up! Next we put our honey butter on to some cinnamon graham crackers!
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