Partners were given a plate containing soil and sand. They used magnifying glasses to examine each one. We discussed what they saw in the sand and what they saw in the soil. We talked about how sand and soil are the same, and how they are different.
The students earned enough gems in their gem jar for a class reward. They voted to have hot chocoate. We enjoyed our reward today. We are working on sequence stories in writing using words: first, next, then, and last. The children helped me write down directions to make the hot chocolate using these transition words. After making our hot chocolate, we enjoyed it while reading books in front of a nice, cozy fire. Check out our pictures!
Don’t forget, we have a 1:30 early dismissal today. Also, don’t forget the children are able to wear pajamas to school today for our Polar Express Day! It is also a gym day, so please make sure they have sneakers to change into for gym/recess. Thanks!
Here are a few pics from our Reindeer Party for you to enjoy! The kids had so much fun and created many cute reindeer crafts yesterday. There is also a picture of the inside of the lock box we opened yesterday. The kids were given clues from the story, “The Polar Express” to solve. As they solved each problem, we were able to open a lock on the box. The kids opened a total of three locks with their great problem solving! Inside the box was a bell that rang for those who truly believe!
The kids had so much fun today displaying their rock collections for their classmates. Each child laid their rocks out on their desk. They were given magnifying glasses and were asked to go around to each desk and look at all of the different rocks. We discussed rock properties before doing this. The students used their senses of sight and touch to describe the rocks they found as they walked around the classroom. They looked at the rocks color, texture, luster, and hardness. The students used a nail to see how hard their rocks were. If they were able to make a mark on a rock with the nail, the rock was considered somewhat soft. If they were unable to make a mark with a nail, that rock was considered pretty hard. The kids had a blast doing this and were very proud of their rock collections. Below you will find some highlights of our rock explorations.