Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wacky Wednesday!!!

Learning About Shapes

We have started our next math investigation focusing on 2 D shapes. During math time we have been describing and making some 2 D Shapes.
Working with a partner, we recorded different shapes from our classroom. We noticed lots of circles and rectangles. 
We read some shapes book! 

These two Voice Threads connect to our shape investigation. 
Hayley's thread ask you to figure out how many squares.
We went on a shape hunt at Bates school!! The second thread shows some of the pictures we took. 
 You can comment on our threads from home. If you would like to log in to our class account click here. You can find the parent help sheet here.


The Mixed Up Chameleon

We made a class book after reading the  Mixed Up Chameleon
We also read the book Quick as A Cricket by Audrey Wood  to help us get ideas for our individual version.

mean as a shark

sharp as a snake

smooth as a dolphin
hungry as a caterpillar

fast as a cheetah

silly as a monkey

playful as a puppy

as big as a whale
bright as a butterfly

slow as a turtle

little as a lamb

smart as a fox
beautiful as a butterfly

pretty as a flamingo

big as a whale

cute as a cat

furry as a lion

soft as a cat

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Learning Chinese

Robert's mom came to our class last week and taught us how to count to ten in Chinese.
We learned how to say the numbers!

We learned how to write the Chinese characters!

We learned the hand movements to make while counting. We watched a video to help us! You can find it on our class web page.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Learning About Butterflies

We read this beautiful book about butterflies called A Butterfly Is Patient. After reading this book we created a Bubble Map.
Wow Words
The bubble map above has words and illustrations that describe a butterfly.

My Hungry Caterpillar

You can tell by many of our responses that we have learned many things about caterpillars!