We started out week with an absolutely fabulous field trip to Whittemore Farm. Steve Dugas taught us all (adults included) everything we wanted to know about maple sugaring. At home, I hope you were all able to reap the benefits by tasting the delicious syrup that was given to each child. Thank you Mr. Dugas for offering your time and knowledge to provide a wonderful experience for the kids! Here are some pics from the trip!
In Writing we...
Did some buddy writing. We wrote 2 All About books together.
Went on a scavenger hunt in non-fiction book looking for non-fiction book features such as labels, close-ups, captions and bold words.
Compared 2 non-fiction books about bears
Practiced naming important words from a book
Learned how to do the four finger flip trick after reading a book. Can you remember four things that happened in your book (without peeking!)?
We spent most of the week publishing our How To books. The writers worked extremely hard, using their neatest handwriting, and 5 star pictures to complete a published book.
They will be hanging in the hallway. If you are in the building make a trip down to see them!
Learned that there are join (+) and take away (-) number stories.
Learned that number stories end with a question
....Learned what a question was :)
Played a train game with attribute blocks (adding a block to the train that has only 1 different attribute from the one before)
Game day Friday
Monday is our field trip to Whittemore Farm for maple sugaring. If you haven't sent in your permission slip, send it on Monday or email me permission. Have students wear boots and dress warm. We'll be outside! Thank you Dugas Family!
Next week we'll be starting ALL ABOUT books aka non-fiction writing. A homework will come home next week to list some things your child is an "expert" on (knows at least 5 things about). HOW TO books coming home today!