Saturday, March 30, 2013

This Week in KC

Quick Reminders
We have a half-day on Tuesday due to parent conferences.   
Bates in Bloom is Thursday April 11th this is a night event!!!  
The Bates Mini-Marathon is this Thursday! We still need a few volunteers.
 Learning About Animals
What does your animal look like?
Where does your animal live?
What does your animal eat?
What are some interesting facts?

Tree Maps

Bubble Maps for Describing our animals
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Guess What I am??

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ladybugs, Shapes and March

We have been learning interesting facts about ladybugs! 
Tell someone in your family two interesting facts about Ladybugs!
 Everyone worked on a ladybug research book!
 Ladybugs spit poison.
 Making a Table of Contents
 Ladybugs get together in the winter.
 Parts of a ladybug.
 When ladybugs are young they are larva.
 Ladybugs taste bad.
 Ladybugs can bite it can be painful.
Math Time
We have been learning about 2D shapes, solving jelly bean problems and playing addition games! 

 Many kids used the Rekenrek to solve some of our jelly bean problems! 
We love playing the game Hide and Peek
Ask your child to play this game at home.
Shape Thinking Maps

 comparing shapes

 Parts to a Hexagon
 After playing Toss the chips we recorded the different combinations we came up with! 
Shared Reading  
 We have been learning March poems. During this lesson we had to figure out the covered word.
Here are some of our suggestions. 
Blow the winter weather away.
Blow the winter storm away.
Blow the winter day away.
Blow the winter snow away.
All of these words make sense!
We peeked at the first letter and realized it was a C.
Blow the winter clouds away.
Blow the winter cold away.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

John and Ladybugs!

John is the Special Person this week!
Can you guess what we will be writing about next?? Yes, Ladybugs!

This week in KC

We loved PJ Day

We are trying to catch a leprechaun. A child told me on Friday, "Mrs. Clancy if we catch a leprechaun I am going to cry happy tears!"

Science Jars We did our last observation on our Science Jars!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nonfiction Personal Narrative Writing

We are working on Nonfiction Personal Narrative Stories. Here is our book about Mrs. Clancy.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Special Person and Dr. Seuss

Hadley is the Special Person This Week! We had a fun week celebrating Dr. Seuss. We will reschedule PJ day to this Friday due to school being cancelled. I hope everyone had a great day off!
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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dr. Seuss , Luke and Favorite Book

Luke is the Special Person this Week! Can you believe it is already March??? Here is our Best Book for the month of February! Celebrating Dr. Seuss
Thanks for the idea of painting the Cat in the Hat Mrs. Bell!
Guess what books are popular this week?