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Monthly Archives: February 2016

This Friday was our Valentine’s Day party and we had great time!  We started out by handing out the rest of our Valentines for the end of the day and read Valentine’s Day books.  We then colored and completed books called I Love…

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For shared reading and writing we read the book Will You Be My Valentine and then made a list of Valentine’s Day words.  We picked our favorite words and made Valentine’s Day mobiles.

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For Math we enjoyed candy hearts math centers.  We graphed with our hearts, sorted them by colors, and estimating the number of candy hearts that can fill a bigger heart.  We also enjoyed Valentine’s Day snacks.

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For science we used alca-zeltzer tabs and water to make candy hearts dance.  Students learned how to make hypothesis on simple science experiments.  They guessed what they believed would happened to the hearts.

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We read the story called A Book of Hugs and labeled the main idea and details of the story.  For writing we wrote in our journals about what kind of hug do we think is the best.  We also made flip books about things that we love.  Finally, in preparation for our Valentines Day party, we decorated our Valentines envelopes.

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We have been learning about what makes a book fiction or non-fiction.  We read the story “Franklin’s Valentines”, and talked about things that a real turtle can do / things a turtle can’t do.
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Then we wrote our own fiction story about an animal of our choice.  Students wrote stories “Elsa the eagle has to fly into space”, “Cutie turned into a giant and destroyed the house”, and “Jodi the zebra goes to the library”.  Finally students made newspaper hearts with watercolor.

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We’ve spent a bit of time learning about what causes day and night, also about the effect the sun and moon has on the earth.  We read the story “Nothing Sticks Like a Shadow” and created rotating earth spinning wheels.  On the spinning wheels we marked where we live, and watched how we move from day to night.

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Well it’s that time of year again!  On Friday we celebrated the 100th day of school!  For literacy we read an interactive book about the 100th day of school on Starfall, and learned big number words.  Then we created cut apart sentences about counting to 100.

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Then we read the story “Grandpa’s Teeth” and wrote about what we would do when we are 100 years old.  Then we took our pictures and changed them to what we may look like when we are 100.

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For math we did 100 finger prints in ink, to make a gumball machine.  Then we made a cut part puzzle that counted by tens all the way to 100.

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As we continue on with our day & night unit we read the story “Happy Birthday Moon” and talked about the cycles of the moon for each month.  Then we made a birthday cake for the moon and put candles with the months in the right order.  We also learned about nocturnal animals and made pine-cone owls.

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