We are having a great Countdown Week. Monday's Beach Day was a lot of fun, but also reminded me of what any incredibly kind class this is. I overheard one friend asking another child if they needed help spreading out their beach towel. Another child invited a child to sit on her beach towel since he forgot his beach towel. We learned about the ocean habitat and what happens when humans change the environment with pollution.
Tuesday the kids had a really great time at Field Day. Mr. Tom did an incredible job organizing this activity for the whole school. This is the first Field Day in my 34 years of teaching that had DEAR time and scheduled break time. He even made a video to remind the children what to do at each station. Incredible!
Today we had Lego Day. I had an unfortunate incident building an Olaf out of Lego. Some grandma from Missouri or somewhere said her grandson made it in 30 minutes, so I thought perfect, I can do that. Well, it didn't go so well for me, but I am intrigued by how much Lego has expanded over the years. So many fun kits that build things you can really play with and use!
We started a guided research project in Reading and Writing. We are researching eagles. We first filled in a chart with three categories that are can, have and are. We worked together to fill in what we thought we knew that eagles can do, have or are. We checked what we knew by reading Pebble Go and it turns out we know MORE than Pebble Go knows about eagles. Nowhere did we find anything about wingercizing, mombrellas, or eagletude! Apparently Takoda is a teenage eagle now and is showing some eagletude, especially when it comes to eating.
In math we got a jumpstart on Super Hero Day and practiced adding. We used the counting-on strategy for problems we didn't know.
We studied some interesting buildings this morning during our Picture Talk. The children wanted me to put them on the website, along with a rather long Disney Brainbreak. Enjoy!
Have a great evening!