Enjoy our Field Day photos! We had a blast. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.
Well, parents, this is the last Friday news of the school year. In our newsletter I discuss our field trip to Mulberry Lane Petting Zoo Farm and what we have been doing in math class. Today we finished up our Eric Carle art projects and should take them home next week. Speaking of next week, we will be finishing up our math series for the year. We will also continue to explore some of our authors from our author studies.
On Monday we will be having our annual Field Day celebration from 12:00-2:15. We will be outside participating in a bunch of fun activities. Make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather, you may want to put sunscreen on them.
Below is a video of us finishing up our Eric Carle artwork.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is our field trip. Please check the weather and make sure that your child is dressed appropriately. I have a feeling it is going to be a little colder, so a light jacked and pants might be a great idea. Also, make sure that your child has tennis shoes on instead of flip flops or sandals. We plan on walking and playing a lot!
Here we are with our dried backgrounds. Now we are using string, paper towel tubes, sponges, and q-tips to add details and designs to our art. On Friday we will add our nature elements.
Click here to get a better idea of what Eric Carle’s art looks like and to see how he makes his beautify pictures.
Before we see the pictures of our Eric Carle art, I would like to take a moment to remind you about our field trip on Thursday. We will be gone all day visiting the petting zoo, then going to a park to play and eat our lunch. Please make sure you check the weather and have your child dressed appropriately. Also, make sure your child has closed toed shoes not only for our walking around the petting zoo, but also for our playing at the park.
Below is a link to our photo gallery of our Eric Carle art. Today we just worked on our backgrounds. We will wait for them to dry, then tomorrow we will paint some designs on our backgrounds. On Friday we plan to illustrate with cutting out animals or painting animals.
Here is our gallery:
Sawyer, we miss you! Here is a short video message from us:
Have a great weekend, everyone. See you on Tuesday!
This week we are really having fun in math! In addition to our ten frame activity, we are still structuring 10 with our iPads. Some of us have even figured out how to structure 100 using this app!! Counting with 10′s and 1′s is a fantastic way to count those large numbers quickly.
The picture below shows us working with ten chips of two different colors. We then fill in our 10 frame to create equations that equal 10.
We are also mixing up our addition and subtraction practices by performing both functions back and forth using our craft sticks. The children have been fantastic at recognizing when to add and when to subtract using their knowledge of math symbols.
High Roller is a new game that we learned in the beginning of last week. This game has us practicing counting on from numbers, rather than counting on from one all the time. This game also has us comparing values of numbers.
Our students are also using function machines to solve equations. By using counting chips students are presented with a rule. For example, +3. Your children are presented with a bunch of numbers that they need to add three to in order to get the correct answer. Students use the counting chips, their fingers, or perform the function in their heads.
Today we found a cocoon out in our playground on our large tree. The kids determined that it was a going to be a moth and not a butterfly because of the characteristics of our findings. Awesome work, kids!
Today I passed the reins off to Junior to lead us in reading a book. Check out this great young man reading to his audience:
This week we added some new math centers that take advantage of our growing numeracy skills. We are working with addition and subtraction together, playing a counting on game called “High Roller”, and using rules to solve function boxes. More information is in our newsletter.
This week’s Home Link reinforces our work with identifying the names and values of coins. So, get out your piggy banks and have some fun! See you on Monday!