Thursday, January 17th

Star of the Day:

Sharing his 26 cars! We are getting really good at providing close estimations for what is inside the jar. 31b25e15-da68-4299-a9ed-dbe6aa7b404c

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Lining them all up and counting them by twos, fives, and tens. 

Unit of Inquiry:

Today we practiced presenting our archive boxes as to what include in our formal presentation for tomorrow. They did a WONDERFUL job including all the important details and explanations as to why they chose those items. Tomorrow we will be presenting to our other Kindergarten friends across the hall. imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage

Everyday Math:

We used sticky notes, our bodies, and our body height strings to help us solve a very important problem… Are we tall enough to ride the ride at the amusement park. Everyone picked a ride they wanted to go on and investigated to determine if they were tall enough to ride. The only condition… They had to be at least 12 sticky notes tall in order to ride. They got to work measuring their height. We determined that everyone was tall enough to ride! YAY :).imageimageimageimageimageimage

Daily 5:

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Recess:

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Health:

They worked so hard to develop a plan and create a paper airplane that would hit a point on a target drawn on the whiteboard. imageimageimageimage

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Tuesday, January 15th

Morning Activity:

Table activities, games, and math manipulativesimageimageimageimage

GoNoodle: Getting our wiggles out with some Zumba.imageimageimage

Everyday Math:

We incorporated sorting in this fun fishing game where students determined what types of fish I was searching for i.e. fish with snow boots, fish with blonde hair, fish with glasses, etc…imageimage

Recess:

Due to the colder temperatures today, recess had to be in the gym. imageimage

Daily 5:

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Monday, January 14th

Morning Activity:

We briefly discussed what makes a story a GOOD story. Providing elements such as adventure, humor, excitement, interesting characters, and having various locations and settings were all responses I received from the class.

After, we went to the tables and got working on creating a story to add in our journals. Many details, movement lines, characters, and full pages of drawings were added. Tomorrow we will be working on the sentence structure to add words and excitement to our story. imageimage

imageimageimageRecess:

Morning recess was in the gym today.f779acef-ac7d-4ac8-b6cf-d8cbf341240f72bd4a4f-247a-4e0b-9f8a-11190c3744c113376d68-880b-4e99-b05f-617705069ec43198d63b-a614-4f92-aa2e-a485e7c92927

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Lunch Recess:

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Thursday January 10th

Star of the Day:

Sharing her 23 items from the Estimation Jar. Some of us were SO close in guessing the amount of hair ties that she brought.

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Morning Activity:

As a preface to our graphing math activity today for Everyday Math, we came into the classroom and drew a pictures of the different pets we have to compare those of others in the class. Some of us did not have pets, but we found it very interesting that there were 7 variations of pets that we have overall as a class. imageimageimageimageimage

Graphing our pets on the floorimageimage

After setting the graph, we were able to do various math problems to determine how many more or less of an animal there was compared to another (ex: how many fewer fish are there than dogs, etc…)image

Recess:

Red-light Green-light variationsimageimageimageimageimage

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Partner wheel barrow race :)!

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Someone took advantage of a photo op from the class ipad ;).

Mystery Reader:

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THANK YOU for coming in and for sharing those delicious treats :).

Monday, January 7th

Everyday Math:

Today, we explored lengths and heights by first comparing measurements with colored pencils. Then, we got creative and began using string that represented each individual students’ height. Some preferred to use their own physical body to do the measuring which was absolutely ok! They were however able to determine the benefits of using their height of string in the activity as they were able to step back and observe the similarities and differences between various lengths and heights throughout the classroom. imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage

Next, we worked on creating posters that represented a drawing of each student’s self compared to something that they measured in the class. imageimageimageimageimageimage

Recess:

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Daily 5:

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