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Just to catch everyone up on our Thanksgiving unit last week:

We used the Scholastic First Thanksgiving Virtual Field trip to learn about the Wompanoag Native American tribe that made friends with the Pilgrims and helped them survive the winter. We compared the Pilgrims Daily life to the Wompanoags Daily Life. The comparisons included food, houses, clothing, chores, and games.  We also created pilgrim hats and turned them into headbands that we wore out to the buses.

During math we’ve been learning about shapes and how to design patterns.  We created a native american head and shirt. Then we used real pattern block to practice making our own design for the shirts. Then we used paper pattern blocks that we glued to decorate the Wompanoag’s shirt. Last we counted how many of each pattern block we used and wrote it on the recording sheet.  You can find a FREE COPY of this activity here.

 


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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We have been learning quite a bit in math this past month!  In Kindergarten we’ve been learning how to measure using standard / non-standard units.  First grade we have been working on Geometry learning about symmetry, congruence, and making bigger shapes using smaller shapes.

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As a spiral review our K-1 All-Stars have also been completing centers reviewing their addition and subtraction facts.  Kindergarteners were allowed to use counting bears to help them with the concepts.

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This week both Kindergarten and 1st grade began their Geometry units this week.  1st Grade is reviewing plane shapes and how to manipulate plane shapes to make other shapes.  Kindergarten is learning names of different plane shapes and their attributes.

The whole class was divided into teams of 3 and went on a scavenger hunt looking for things in the classroom that represented plane shapes.  Then they constructed a four corner map showing the items they found.

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For math workshop students sorted shapes and picked shapes based on their number of sides in a Geometry Tic-Tac-Toe game.

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