Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Exploring 3-D Shapes

We started a new geometry unit in math and the kids love investigating these shapes. It has been interesting to see how their "math talk" has improved since the beginning of the year too. It was definitely helpful to let them play with the manipulatives for a couple of minutes so they could get it out of their systems. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Earth Day!

We are getting ready to celebrate Earth Day in our class. It's so important to teach children the importance of caring for the planet!

One of the fun resources that we like to use is our Earth Day Poetry Packet.  It has lots of fun acrostic poems for students to write and decorate.  How will you celebrate Earth Day?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Open House was a Success!!!

Another Open House has come and gone.  This year there were lots of visitors, including current students and their families, past students coming back to say hi, and potential future students for next year.  Everyone seemed to enjoy seeing all of the student work on display, such as Very Hungry Caterpillar art projects and writing, spring tree paintings, math about me posters, and more.

We love using our "Open House Survival Kit" to make Open House flow smoothly.  There are many different resources that help students reflect on their year and what they have accomplished. Students seem to really like creating their own maps of the classroom and planning out what parts of the classrooms they will show their visitors.  The activities in this resource are simple but practical, so check it out if you need help getting ready for your Open House.  Good luck!