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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Statue of Liberty

I'm Now we are learning about the Statue of Liberty.  The Statue of Liberty is a symbol for freedom, liberty, and friendship.  




We read several books and watched a video clip. 





Then we wrote our favorite fact about the Statue of Liberty and made our very own torch!




Groundhog Day

We love predicting whether the groundhog will see his shadow and we will have 6 more weeks of winter or if he will not see his shadow and we have an early spring. 

We read several fiction book about groundhogs.




We also read 2 informational books on groundhogs. 


We also write about our favorite fact.  




Then we made our predictions on our graph.




We also wrote about our prediction.


 



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Answering Story Problems using the Number Line

This week we are working on answering story problems using the number line. 
When we place our lines on the number line, we do not start at 0 or 1.  Since we are practicing addition, we always start with the greatest number and then count on.


Addition Math Strategy - ten frame

Last week we worked on drawing a picture to represent our story problem.  This week we worked on using ten frames to help organize our information and answer our story problem.  




Bald Eagle

We have been learning about American symbols. 
The bald eagle is one of America's symbols that stands for power and freedom.  


We watched a video clip from United Streaming about how the bald eagle was chosen as our national bird and read The Bald Eagle by Lloyd Douglas

And The Bald Eagle by Norman Pearl 

We have been watching the bald eagle at Berry College. Click below to watch :)

http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/


We also made a bald eagle and wrote our favorite fact. 




Monday, January 26, 2015

American Flag

This week we talked about The American flag and how it is a symbol for the United States of America. We read several books and watched a small video on United Streaming. 
Then we wrote facts we had learned about the flag. 




We used our poetry notebook to illustrate about our Flag and also discuss the Pledge of Alligence. 











Saturday, January 24, 2015

Donors Choose Update

Donor's Choose - Document Camera 

We have $100 in donations so far!!!!  Thank you to everyone who is sharing the link on their social media and spreading the word other ways. 

Keep sharing!!!!

I have started a project with Donor's Choose. Donor's Choose is a website where teachers can request supplies and family, friends, or even strangers can donate.  All donations are tax deductible.   I am requesting a document camera so we can project manipulatives and papers onto the smart board.  Please share with your friends and family.  You can post the link on social media also.  No donation is too small.



 

http://www.donorschoose.org/project/document-camera/1470627?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=project&utm_campaign=copyURL&rf=copyURL-siteshare-2015-01-project-teacher_794333

100th Day

We had a great 100th day! 
Zero the Hero came to visit one last time.  He left us a great snack! 


We loved our 100th day crown and glasses! 



We colored, cut out, and wrote about Zero the Hero also! 





Next we kicked a Tootsie Roll Pop 100 times! 





We used our mat to put our Fruit Loops in 10 groups of 10. 




After lunch I had hidden 100 Hershey Kisses around the room. There were stickers in the bottom numbered 1-100. Each student had to find 5 and then we placed them on our 100 chart. 


Next we made our 100th day trail mix!  As I passed out each item the students needed to tell me how many more they needed to have 10. For example if u have them 8 gummy bears they would tell me " I have 8 I need 2". 





At recess we played stock the cups!  They had 5 minutes to work together to build a structure/ make a tower with 100 cups. 





Lastly, we worked with a partner to roll our way to 100.







We had an amazing day!  Thank you so much for all your donations!!