Monday, February 28, 2011

Red Eyed Tree Frog

We finished up theme 6 in reading with a story about a Red Eyed Tree Frog. We learned about where they live, what they eat, who their enemies are, and what they can do. We also visited Kids National Geographic and saw a video of a real Red Eyed Tree Frog in the Rain Forest. After learning and reading more information about these little creatures we made this art project and the students wrote facts about what they learned. Once again they amaze me with their writing. They wrote several pages and the details they included were incredible! They are hanging in the hallway outside out classroom and we have had several comments about how well they write!

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President’s Day!

Every 3rd Monday in February we celebrate and honor the present and past Presidents. We learned a lot about George Washington our first president and Abraham Lincoln our 16th president this week. We also learned about the work that our president does at the White House. They were also shocked that there is 132 rooms in the White House! Learning about the presidents is a great time to introduce our money unit and learning about the presidents that are on our coins and currency. We completed a power point lesson that went with our President’s Book. I hope they shared the books with you!


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Dental Health Week

February is Dental Health Month so we spent a week discussing how to take care of our teeth and enjoying several literature activities about going to the dentist and losing our teeth. One of our favorite characters is Arthur and we enjoyed his story about his loose tooth and made a cute art project to go with this story and also sequenced the story events from this book. Here is Arthur!

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We also sequenced 4 pictures about a character going to the dentist. After doing that the kids put them into a book with writing paper and wrote about each picture. They were to name their character, tell where they were, what was happening, and how the character was feeling about the trip to the dentist. I have some outstanding writers! They were so creative and added so many details to their stories!

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The kids made these cute books called “Teeth for Keeps”! They wrote in the book about ways to keep their teeth healthy!

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After learning all the ways to keep our teeth healthy and strong we talked about losing our teeth and the “TOOTH FAIRY”. The kids wrote the cutest stories about the tooth fairy: How does she get in their house? What does she leave for them? What does she do with their teeth? Again…very creative writers and great details! Here is the cute tooth fairies  we made: