Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars!

Category Archives: Numbers

We learned about graphs last week and how to analyze data.  We wrote about what we wanted to be for Halloween and drew a picture on a pumpkin cut out.  Then students took their pumpkin and put their pumpkin into one of three categories; fun, scary, or superhero.  Then students fill out their own individual graphs and describe which category is greatest, and which group is fewer.

img_9105 img_9106 img_9107 img_9109 img_9110


We read the story The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams and to help us tell the story we used musical instruments.  For the shoes we used a woodblock, tambourine for the pants, maracas for the shirt, castanets for the gloves, and rhythm sticks for the hat.  During free choice centers students got to retell the story on their own using the instruments.

img_9084 img_9074 img_9085 img_9086

During math students did a roll and draw to draw a scarecrow like the scarecrow in the story and learned the shapes that they drew.  They added details to the picture after they drew the scarecrow.

img_9077 img_9078 img_9079 img_9080 img_9081 img_9082 img_9083

Students also made paper plate jack-o-lanterns like the scarecrow face during art time and part of free choice center time.

img_9075 img_9076 img_9087 img_9088


The month of October is fire safety month so we have been learning what to do if there is ever a fire, as well things that we shouldn’t play with.  We started on Monday with fire safety related literacy & math centers from Having Fun in Primary.  There were also a few centers from Home School Creations.

img_8938 img_8935 img_8936 img_8937

We discussed how there are things that are not safe for kids to touch or play with, we then sorted pictures into two categories ‘safe to touch‘ and ‘not safe to touch‘.  During free choice centers students got to sort the pictures on their own, working with a partner.

img_8940 img_8941 img_8943 img_8944 img_8945 img_8946

Finally today we read the story Stop Drop and Roll by Margery Cuyler and made a firetruck craft courtesy of Miss-Kindergarten.

img_8948 img_8949 img_8950 img_8951 img_8952 img_8953

 


This week is color week and we are having lots of fun with different colors!  We read the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr & Eric Carle.  We retold the story by creating paper bag puppets of the brown bear with the other animal characters in the story.  You can get the paper bag puppets from Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten.

9780805047905 img_8868 img_8867 img_8869 img_8870 img_8871 img_8872

During math workshop there were activities that help students our to read color words, number words, and help students with their number recognition.  Most of these activities come from the Moffatt Girls October No Prep packet.

img_8862 img_8863 img_8864 img_8865 img_8866

Finally for our science experiment; students learned the word hypothesis and how to make a guess on what might happen as a result of an experiment.  We took drops of a couple of colors in whole milk.  Then we dipped Q-Tips in dish soap and then dipped the Q-Tips in the milk with the food coloring.  The dish soap pushed the colors away and turned the colors tie die.  The lesson plan can be found here.

img_8876 img_8879 img_8880 img_8885 img_8892


This week we started our apples unit and began the unit by reading the story Ten Apples up on Top by Theo. LeSeig.  Then students picked a number and made a cut and paste art project that illustrated how many apples they can count up on top of their head.

img_8734 img_8735 img_8736 img_8739 img_8737 img_8738 img_8740 img_8741


We read the story Christmas Cookies and discussed vocabulary such as the word tradition.  We also made a list of our Christmas traditions.

christmas cookies IMG_6507

Then we wrote Christmas math stories about making gingerbread cookies, then we made Christmas ornaments using tempura paint.

IMG_6508 IMG_6509 IMG_6514 IMG_6510 IMG_6511 IMG_6512 IMG_6513


Lots of things are happening in Mr. Bowen’s All-Star class during our families unit.  First we read the story “I Love it When You Smile” and made connections with the story.  Students talked about times when their family members such as their mom or dad helped try to make them feel better.  Then students illustrated their connections to the story.

IMG_6295 IMG_6296 IMG_6297

Since the beginning of the school we have been collecting pictures of our family.  This week students got to share their pictures with the class.  We have also been learning how to ask questions in our class, so the class got to ask questions of the person sharing.

IMG_6286 IMG_6287 IMG_6289

For a math center students rolled a dice with family members on it, and students colored in the corresponding person on their graph.  Students used the graphs they created and compared them to their own families.

IMG_6298 IMG_6299 IMG_6300

For art students made hand painting family trees, putting apples on the trees for each family member that lives in their house.  Members of our class also made construction paper puppets of their moms or dads.

IMG_6301 IMG_6302 IMG_6304 IMG_6305 IMG_6306 IMG_6307 IMG_6308 IMG_6309 IMG_6310



%d bloggers like this: