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Sorry everyone that there has been a lack of updates, my student teacher had been taking over the responsibilities for much of the winter / early spring.

This week we’ve had our unit on beach and ocean animals.  We started off the week by reading an emergent reader book called At the Beach.    We labeled a web thinking map that identified the main idea and details of the story.

For writing students used the ideas from the web thinking map, as well ideas of their own, and wrote about what they would like to do at the beach.

For math students took various 2 dimensional shapes and created their own sandcastles.  They then graphed the number of each shapes they used for their sandcastles.


This week we’ve been learning about and focusing on spiders.  For science & math; we watched videos and read non-fiction books about spiders.

Then students completed a survey on whether they thought spiders were scary or neat, then we graphed the results and drew our own spiders.  We also learned the song “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and made our own hand painted spiders to go along with the song.

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We read the story There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and retold the story using an old lady puppet and animals to put into the old lady’s mouth. Finally, students illustrated the main character and the other characters to make a character map.

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To finish of the week of our fall unit, we read the story Autumn’s First Leaf by Steve Metzger and discussed the problem and solution of the story.  We then talked about if we were the character Pointy, what fall color we would have liked to have been.

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Later that day, we went on a fall leaf hunt.  Students tried to collect all five of the fall colors.  We took the leaves back into the classroom and sorted them by color and made a graph of our favorite leaf color.

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For our last day in our mini unit on The Mitten we discussed the characters of the mitten and made a bar graph on our favorite animal from the story.  Then we made mitten mini booklets on our favorite animal.

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To finish off our families unit we created a class graph that illustrated who had siblings in their family and who did not.  We found that the majority of the class had both brothers and sisters.  Only one student had no brothers or sisters.  Finally the class copied the graph and we discussed which group had the most and which group had the least.

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Finally we read a book called “Families” as a class and then students partnered up, took turns reading the book to each other, and colored the pictures of the book.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We read the story Froggy’s Halloween and wrote in our October Journal about what we want to be for Halloween.

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Then we made a class graph; displaying what type of costume the class picked overall.  Each student got their own graph to illustrate the results and find the category with the greatest and least students.

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Also for math, we learned the song “Ten Little Witches” (on You Tube) and students practiced counting up from 1-10 and backwards from 10-1.  Then students made a book that goes with the song.

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