This week went really fast. On Monday, we had Kagan training all day. Then on Tuesday we celebrated Martin Luther King Junior. We made a book about Martin Luther King. I loved looking at the pictures they drew of him.
Then we also did everything that I mentioned in my blog post last year about MLK. Click here to check that post out! I love having them make the cut and paste activity with my class. It is always interesting to see how they are turn out. They are always so different.
This week, one of my awesome assistants made me some Buckeyes!!! They are delicious!!
This week we also worked on the Science Big Idea of 8 and 9.
Big Idea 8 is Properties of Matter.SC.K.P.8.1 Sort objects by observable properties, such as size, shape, color, temperature (hot or cold), weight (heavy or light), and texture.
So we practiced sorting by color, shape, color and shape, weight, temperature, and texture. My students were already familiar with sorting because we have sorted in Math class. I set up my class into four groups and then each group was given different items they could sort.
Sorry the picture is sideways. Students are sorting by color.
I made sure the kiddos understood what we were doing by having each child grab a colored shape. Then the students had to group themselves by color. The students did a great job with this.
Here are some of my students with their group. They are holding up their shapes with colors.
We then continued our centers on sorting by sorting by shapes, color and shapes, weight, temperature. The students really enjoyed the centers.
We have begun the scary double phonograms. They are usually very tricky for my students. Every week I make sure we take time out to practice writing the phonograms so the students really understand them. We are really working on writing correctly on the lines too with our letters so it is perfect to practice with our phonograms. When we practiced I had the students face their partners. Then the students wrote their answer and when I said partner check the partners checked the work to make sure it was the correct and formed correctly.
This week we had to read Cinderella. I choose to read a regular version of Cinderella and then a different version (Cinderella Skeleton) so we could compare. I love reading Cinderella Skeleton because the boys in my class always enjoy it. I had them tell me the main character and then the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
Last Saturday I was surprised with a Baby Sprinkle. If you don't know what a Sprinkle is, it is the Baby Shower for the second baby. I thought I was having a day of pampering but instead I was happily surprised with the Sprinkle. I couldn't believe it. I really didn't think I was having anything.
Walking into the surprise Sprinkle! Sorry for the glare.
Today my class and classroom parents had a surprise shower for me. It has been a week of full of surprises. I am so honored my class would do this for me. It was so special. Here are some pictures of the surprise.
The students took yarn and cut it to how big they thought my belly was.
Another thing the students did was write the name they thought I should name the baby. Lots of them voted for Tobey. It was adorable to see what they thought.
The showers we so great!!! I am one lucky gal!!!