Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monday, October 25

A skill that the students are learning is sequencing. We read a book and then did a sequencing activity. The students color, cut, and glued the steps onto a sentence strip.

We kicked off Red Ribbon Week by wearing caps to "Put a Cap on Drugs"!

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Tuesday, October 26

Silly Sock Day!
The children were a bit restless and a brain break was necessary! The Parade of Colors song was the perfect way to refocus.
Today we listened to The Spooky Wheels on the Bus book and CD for the first time, but the students requested it multiple times each day after that!

Wednesday, October 27

This week we read some great books! One of our favorites was this:After reading the book, the students made their own witch.
The finished witches.....
You think it's easy to get 15 sleepy 5 and 6 year olds to look at the camera and smile-- wrong!

Thursday, October 28

Today we read our Decodable Book:

Worked in centers:

And wore our favorite team gear to "Team Up Against Drugs".

Friday, October 29

**Before you see these pictures, please remember that it was tacky day at school**
Here the students are listening as Mrs. Abraham makes witches brew.
Mrs. Abraham tossed in some:
Cat eyes
Bat wings
witches fingernails
cat wiskers
ghose eyes
bat fangs
dried bugs
and.... candy corn
Then we carved a pumpkin.
The students all helped clean out the goop in the pumpkin. Their faces were priceless!

Some didn't like the way it squished in between their fingers......
Some didn't like the way it smelled!

Buffy Coleman, a former Harlem Globetrotter, came to our school to talk to the students about making good choices and saying NO to drugs!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Check Out the New 50th Day of School Post!

Check out the 50th Day of School Post below. It's below the most recent post- or just click on 50th Day of School under the "LABEL" tab to the right!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October 18-22

This week we talked all about fall and these were two of our favorite books!
Tuesday we read "We're Going On a Leaf Hunt" and then Mrs. Abraham decided we should go outside to find leaves. We had some of this left over from 50's day-- so everyone got a piece!The students were looking to see if they could see any leaves that had already changed color.Someone spotted this one!
The students then sat on the hill to look at the leaves changing color across the street.And finally they searched for their very own leaf.

After going outside to find the leaves, we returned to the classroom to make leaf rubbings! The students were amazed at how it worked, and did wonderful with holding the paper still so that the rubbing was clear!
The kids love the "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a _____" books-- so we read about the bat!
The kids did great using scissors to cut out their handprints to make the wings for their bat.

Friday we read a book about spiders and then made oreo cookie spiders!

Don't forget that this coming week is Red Ribbon Week! Wear your cap on Monday!