Thursday, May 24, 2018

TOADally awesome day!

We loved meeting the frogs of the Audubon Society. Thanks for coming to our Open House. Hope you enjoyed learning about frogs from your little experts!












Friday, March 23, 2018

Reading and Retelling Friends

Have you heard about our NEW 'reading buddies'?  We are working on fluency or reading like we talk and on retelling our stories after we finish reading them.  I brought some friends in who just love stories!  It's been very quiet at readers workshop as we do this great work.  Good retelling includes the character names and the important events in the story...in order. When  you and your kindie are reading at home, please have them retell the story too!








Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Force!

We read The Three Little Pigs in search of examples of force. We found many! Of course the big, bad wolf's huffing and puffing was notable. Then we set to work in partnerships to create a home for a little pig that would withstand a similar force! We could use, foil, paper, playdough, straws, sticks etc..




Ask us how our house held up! 





Friday, January 19, 2018

Force!

A force is necessary to put an object in motion. We explored this with cars and ramps. Then we predicted which car would hit the wall first when we raced cars on varying ramps. We practiced tally marks to keep track. Ask us what we learned. This was fun! Next? Friction.




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

How To

We started learning how to write a how to book !
I think I would be a better writer today if my teacher started with M & M's. At least, that is what I am hoping! We are learning that we can teach what we know with our writing. We know how do so many things: How to get ready for bed, how to take care of a dog, how to make a taco. We will learn the importance of using specific steps in order or sequence . And if we can say it... We can write it. We are brave writers! I encourage you to try sone how to writing at home.