We finished up our school year with a unit on the ocean. I took lots of pictures but the storage part of the blog was full!! I will have to figure out what to do now because I loved posting the pictures of the activities!
I created a movie of the rainforest and of our zoo trip using IMovie on the ipad! If you don't have it, I am recommending it!! It was so much fun! Our team created a private YouTube account so we could pull our movies up and show them on the Promethean board for the end of the year program with our parents! It was amazing!
I can't believe how fast this summer has gone! This is the first summer since my husband has retired so we have gone lots of places and done lots of things together. I read the MathWork Stations by Debbie Diller. (I know I am a summer behind!) I looked back and followed the book study from last summer as I read. Wow...it was an eye opener! I will definitely be adjusting my math station time.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
We watched a very cute You Tube song about toucans. It told us that toucans eat fruit, berries, and seeds. They are black and white with red, green and orange on them. Hmmmm!
These are our monkeys. It was very interesting the way some of them came together. Legs and arms and tails were everywhere!
We talked about how important it is to save the rainforest. Lots of food and medicine come from the rainforest. We talked about being a scientist and studying things from there. We also talked about how fun it would be to be a photographer and take pictures of the animals there.
These next four slides show our literacy tubs for this week. I forgot to take pictures last week!
Friday, May 4, 2012
We are going to learn about digraphs this last 4 weeks of school. This week was ch. We read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and created a tree with the letters on it. We made a chart of ch words.
Saw this cute post on Pinterest and bought the unit from Kerri Bordelon. I love everything in it!
These butterflies had lots of patterns and texture to them. We glued small pieces of tissure paper to the cutouts.
We are doing a tree map book from Kerri's unit as well. The kids are enjoying the research we are doing on the animals. We have books and PebbleGo and United Streaming.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
We made lions for our zoo. This animals were made from precut paper (by Miss Morte) and the kids put them together. The patterns are from Mrs. Larramore. I have lots of information from her blog, Chalktalk.
This is a gorilla head. It turned out so cute!
This is a research paper done by Mrs. Shelton's class. They recorded facts they learned about zebras.
We made Elmer the elephant is my class today and Miss Morte had the kids write a list poem about elephants.