We had an amazing day.
It started off with Halloween shaped reading buddies.
Then we made marshmallow and toothpick shapes. It was more challenging than it looks.
Then we got to pick out our own book to keep from the Literacy and Love program. We were very excited.
AND then we had a fantastic Halloween party. Whew...now we're tired.
Recess is usually a highlight of our day. I decided we should probably see what's so fun out there...
And, we're going to practice this more too!
We're talking about shapes. Each one has unique properties. So far we've touched on circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, rhombuses, and trapezoids. All 2D shapes for right now, though we're very excited to learn about the 3D ones. We've learned some new words like parallel and vertices. Ask us what these words mean and what they look like if we make them with our arms. We filled in these different shapes below with our pattern blocks. Even though we each had the same larger shapes we all came up with different ways to use the blocks! Ask us if our designs were symmetrical or asymmetrical.
Sometimes, we make a mess. Actually, all the time we make a mess. To make sure we get all the little bits and pieces we play super secret scrap. Miss Kylie picks one scrap...it can be anything in the room. Whoever cleans it up, puts it away, or straightens it wins! We even have a treasure box.
Wow. We have writers! We took a gallery walk around the room and shared our published small small moments. We gave each other detailed compliments. We listened to some music and quietly read our friends work. It was awesome. Look for our compliments coming home next week in Friday Folders :)
It was also PAJAMA, STUFFED ANIMAL day. For two stars and a wish...our unanimous wish was for pajama day everyday. I almost agreed because we had such a great day. Look who we brought to school!
Can't wait to find out what's happening around the world next week!
In other news, we took a vocabulary brain break. We learned the definitions and movements to marvelous, freedom, smooth, allowance, and overflowing. Can you guess which is which?
ACES is the best! We learned all about the leaves in our area. We identified, found, colored, and tallied cottonwood, aspen, maple, rose hip, geranium, and spruce. We smelled the decomposition of fall, listened to the birds, and observed the beavers work on the muddy trail. Then we picked our favorite leaves, made rubbings with crayons, and made our own leaf men with the rubbings.
(for the Gratitude Project)
Amazon Gift Cards
(for classroom and art supplies)