Sunday, March 16, 2014

In like out a lion and out like a lamb...

So this winter has been rough. Real rough. And we have finally made it to we're looking forward to Spring on Thursday...but the weather still hasn't changed much.  Let's hope it does because last week we talked about the old adage, "March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb."

This saying can be difficult for kindergarteners to grasp so we take about two week exploring it through writing.


This year, we made it into more of a shared research project (to align to the Common Core Standards).


We watched video, read books, and looked up facts.  Two of my little guys even did some safe computer research on their own and wrote me a few sentences!

Not only have we explored lions and lambs, but now we know about similes as well! Yahoo! Now if spring would actually come!!

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dental Health

During the last week of February, we celebrated Dental Health Month! We were also learning about number bonds, so we incorporated that into some tooth math.

First, we all got a cup of marshmallows (teeth). We got to pick how many teeth we wanted to have in our mouth.  

Next,  we put some on the right, and some on the left (or like this lil dude, some on the top and soem on the bottom.)

Then it was time to create our math problems. We took the numbers we had and chose one of three things. 1. Make a number bond
2. Make a number sentence
3. Make a ten frame sentence

Some of us chose all three!

And some of us we not ready, so we just counted the numbers and wrote them down. 

All of our class did a fabulous job, at his or her own ability level! Whahoo! :o)

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