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This week students learned how the weather and seasons determine our activities and how we live. Students learned that during the fall time we harvest food such as apples for winter. For reading, we read a nonfiction book called A Day at the Apple Orchard and created the life cycle of an apple.

During math students talked about matching quantity with numbers and number words. They read the emergent reader book Apples in the Basket and worked on being illustrators for the book. They drew and colored the matching number of apples to the correct page.

Students also learned the song Way Up High in the Apple Tree that introduce students simple subtraction story problems by counting down each time the boy eats an apple. Ask your children to sing this song to you!


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.

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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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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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We learned about ten-frames and how they help us recognize numbers quickly.  We used our knowledge about 5’s and counting on from 5 to figure out how many candy corn was in the ten-frame.

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Then students did a “monster mash” cut and glue activity where they matched the numbers, to the number of eyeballs listed on the ten-frames.

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For math we watched the video / song Way Up High in the Apple Tree, sang along to the song and learned the hand motions.  We also practiced counting backwards from 5.  Then we created a book called Apples, Apples, Apples and practiced counting and writing numbers 0-9.

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Today we celebrated the 100th day of school and what an exciting day it was.  We started off by working out to our favorite Count to 100 song “Count to 100 Everyday” by Jack Hartmann.

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Afterwards we reviewed our place value that we’ve been working on all year during calendar time by playing Starfall’s Place Value Game.  We worked together as a class and counted all the way to 100 by groups of 10’s and by 1’s.

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Then we read 100th day interactive book also from Starfall and then we brainstormed things we could count in the classroom that would equal 100.  Students partnered up and found many things such as library books and writing paper.  Then we talked about things we could count in our homes that would equal 100.  We counted out 100 Fruit Loops as part of our snack and made 100 Fruit Loop necklaces.

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Finally we finished up the day by making 100 day glasses and eating the left over Fruit Loops.  It was a fun and successful day, happy 100th day of school only 82 more left to go!

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We’ve been learning about the first Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, and the Wampanoags.  During our read aloud time, we read the story The Very First Thanksgiving Day and discussed key details of the story.

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Then during our math workshop we reviewed our shapes and learned how to make designs with our patterns blocks, made Wampanoag faces and bodies with paper pattern block designs on their bodies.

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As part of our Welcome to School unit, our math workshop centers focused on a few of our basic math skills that we’ve been learning on the first few weeks of school.

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We’ve been working on counting with 1:1 correspondence, number recognition from 1 to 10, sorting by size, shape, and color, and writing numbers from 1 to 10.  We filled up our fish bowls matching the written number with the correct number of fish.  Students made pictures and designs by sorting with shapes.  Students also worked on putting pictures of numbered frogs in correct order.

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Today we celebrated our 100th day of school!  We started by rereading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and then created a list of things that the very hungry caterpillar could eat 100 of.  We then created a caterpillar that is 100 circles long.  The class was put into small groups where the groups made a set of 10 circles and wrote numbers on them.

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We then practiced adding tens and ones in Starfall.com’s place value interactive game on the SMART board as well as make 100 day glasses.

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