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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 stories “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and “Mouse Paint” and learned more color words.  We then created brown bear paper bag puppets and learned about mixing colors with a Mouse Paint painting activity.

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We read the book “Don’t Need Friends” as we continue with our friends and feelings theme.  We learned about the academic vocabulary problem and solution.  A couple of students came up and helped match pictures to the problem and solution and described each.  Afterwards students colored their own problem and solution.

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During free choice centers students were paired up with someone in the class and they learned their new friends favorite colored, and did hand print paintings.

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To celebrate our first snow in Shaktoolik we read the book called Snowballs and learned about different types of snow people you can make.  We then got together as a class an and discussed what are the steps to making a snowman.  Kindergarten and 1st grade wrote their own directions as 1st grade continues to learn about Expository Writing.  Student’s also got to paint their snowman after they were done writing their directions.

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