Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We the Kids... {celebrating constitution day}

We learned about The Constitution today. 

First, we watched a short movie clip from this book:

Then we had a great discussion about WHY it is important to have a promise to each other to ensure that everyone can be happy and safe here at school. 

We wrote our class constitution.
Sounds good to me! 

And made these beautiful portraits as a way to say we'd abide by our new constitution. 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE hearing my students read our constitution...
Listen to it below:

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A my name is ...

The students loved creating these scrapbook portraits. 

They turned out SO cute!

We have been practicing our words  my and is...

So we added this writing to the back.

K Friends,
Read these sentences to your family! 
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Scientists at Work

My little scientists have been hard at work...
This week we read these great books:

We also had a great discussion answering the question: What is Science? 

We drew our thoughts and ideas about science in our new science notebooks.

We also learned about different types of scientists and shared what type of scientists we would be.

  We went out to our school's Butterfly Garden to use our senses to make observations.

We also explored a variety of science tools. 

The students LOVED using their senses to make observations about an apple. 


Scott and Madilynn found this praying mantis in our yard this weekend. They used their senses (eyes and hands) and some tools (magnifying glass and ruler) to make observations about this cool insect. 
Did you find anything cool to observe this weekend?