I couldn’t resist posting this adorable video! We are practicing our fluency with a poem about our good citizen, Johnny Appleseed.
This week we kicked off our fall theme! The kids learned a new app (to them) called Popplet. They used it to make a mind map of the things we can do in Autumn! (As I write this I am at home and do not have any pictures of these, but I am uploading them on Monday!) They turned out so good.
Then, we took our mapping to paper and wrote about Fall on Wednesday. I can already see growth in their writing within these first 5 weeks. As a culminating activity, we brought many kinds of apples in on Friday to celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday since he was such a good citizen and helpful to our world.
The kids sorted, surveyed, tallied, graphed, weighed, measured, counted, and tasted these delicious apples. They even checked to see if they sink or float! (Water hazard ahead!)
Everyone had fun and even discovered a new favorite kind – Honeycrisp!!
|Are these not so beautiful to the eye?|
Ta-da! They sorted. Well, my picture is sideways. Oops.
|Three lucky winners got to sort the apples!|
|Choosing the one to taste first!|
|Find, tally, graph!|
|WOW! Look how much it weighs.|
|Using dominoes to weigh and record in our book.
Today we Kahooted it!! Hmmm, you are wondering! It’s the best way to pre-assess, formative assess, post assess anything you are teaching!
After studying objects in the sky, the students were given chart paper to construct some sort of chart of their choice to show their learning! I was very impressed with the charts that were created and shared with our class. These kids are making all kinds of connections.
Some of our presenters in action! They loved showing us the maps they made of the things they learned. You will see some focused more on the stars and moon and some went to the day and night. 🙂 All that matters is we are learning and improving our public speaking skills in the process!
We have been working on a few Reading routines this week.
First, we practiced how to “turn and talk” to a friend to discuss the story we just read. Looks pretty good to me!
I can already tell that I have some bookworms in my class! We LOVE our time to just kick back, take off our shoes, and put our nose in our favorite books! We cherish this time.