Saturday, March 4, 2017

Weekly Wrap Up

We had a busy week filled with very engaging activities!

In Science, we spent the week learning about sound. We talked about vibrations, sound waves, and energy. We used a balloon "drum" to be able to see the vibrations.







We unscrambled the sentence "Sound is energy we hear." and I asked the students to draw what they understood about sound. I loved seeing some connections back to bats from October and echolocation!


We had the opportunity to explore sound using instruments. We talked about how we can change sound by shaking or hitting the instrument softer or harder.






We wrapped up our study on sound by creating our own shakers. They each turned out a little different, but the kids worked with the supplies I gave them to try it on their own. I am very proud.






In Math, we have started working on subtraction. It is often hard to switch gears from addition to subtraction, so we are working to use a lot of objects to help make it more real. We took a quiz on Friday to write the number sentences to match pictures, and overall the group did very well!
We worked with a partner to practice subtraction stories with cubes. This gave everyone an opportunity to use the vocabulary and the practice taking away. The kids love working with partners and getting to be the "boss."

Dr. Seuss's birthday was on Thursday, so we read several Dr. Seuss books this week and got to celebrate on Friday! We wore fun socks to match the story Fox in Socks and made hats for Cat in the Hat. We even got to practice making a pattern on the hats!

We spent the afternoon with second grade on Friday. We did some buddy reading - kindergarten read from our reading bags, and the second graders read Dr. Seuss books to us!




We talked about how Dr. Seuss has all sorts if interesting illustrations in his books, so we challenged the students to build a structure using Dixie cups and index cards. They had a blast and I was so impressed, and the kids were very proud of what they had created.











We ended the day watching Horton hears a Who. If you want to see more photos, Mrs. Washburn shared some on our school website. https://sites.google.com/a/usevs.org/east-elementary/photo-galleries/readacrossamericahappybirthdaydrseuss

Have a great weekend!
:) Mrs. Steinman

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