Today we studied this amazing photograph from NASA to being our day. We shared with partners, then with our class, what we noticed and what we wondered. Ask me what I wondered.
We began learning about models, globes and maps. During playtime today I overheard a couple kids who decided they would make a model of the school, just like the kids in the movie we watched about models, globes and maps did. Love it!!!
We read one of my favorite books to begin our unit about seeds. We read The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone, by Timothy Basil Ering. This book was the author's first book, and it is great. The story is about a little boy who visits a dump called Cementland. It's gray and dirty. He finds a a treasure, locked in a box. The attached note says, "Put my wondrous riches into the earth and enjoy." Ask me to tell you what the wondrous riches were, and what makes the valuable.
Here's the author, Timothy Basil Ering, talking about what inspired him to write this book.
In math, we watched the story How Big is a Foot? This story is about a king who wants to build a bed for his queen. But beds have not been invented. So he calls many people in to help, and finally the carpenter's apprentice builds a bed. The king had measured his queen with his foot and gives the measurements to the carpenter. But after the bed is built, there is a problem. Ask me to tell you about the problem and how it was corrected.
We looked at our ten cube measuring stick and estimated how long our feet were. Rather than trying to measure our own foot, we took a shoe off and traced our shoe on paper. Then we made an estimate as to how long our shoe was. We checked our estimate with cubes, then cut out and colored our foot.
Today was Sports Day for Spirit Week. Here are our sporty friends!
Tomorrow is Teacher/Student Swap Day. Teachers dress like students and students dress like teachers.
Have a nice evening!