Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snow Dance


Today we read Snow Dance by Lezlie Evans for our Rounding up the Rhymes book. Each student is going home tonight and doing a snow dance for a snow day. Well, all but one who said she loved school so much she did not want a snow day. (Melt my heart!)

Here is another photo that shows why I love this career. During Reading Workshop, students are to be working independently in their book boxes. I heard some "louder than usual" reading. I turned and saw this...




This is what it is all about!

Speaking Reading Workshop, this week we worked on retelling a familiar book. Students volunteered to model how good readers retell.



We finally finished up our short vowel work this week. We completed several activities, such as picture sorts and making words. Third quarter means long vowels!

In Math we worked on surveys and representations. Students learned how equations show the results of the survey.




Our little scientists continued their study of matter this week with a focus on snow. We had SO much fun making these Borax Crystals. Students created snowflakes out of pipe cleaner. Then we soaked the snowflakes in a mixture of hot water and borax. Students made predictions about what would happen. Some students said nothing, others said it would turn brown. Ask your student about the results. I will post photos soon...because of course I forgot to take some today :).
Here is a photo of the snowflakes soaking in the mixture.



We also watched a video on Snowflake Bentley and made adorable snowmen.




It was a fun week. We will complete a short study on Martin Luther King Jr. and then move onto Polar Animals.

2 comments:

Lori said...

We read this story yesterday so we could do a snow dance and encourage the weather to give us the snow we've been waiting for. Well, it's finally snowing. We didn't get a snow day but the kids got to play in it!
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Jennifer Weiler said...

Snow Dance looks like a great book! Think I may need to borrow it. :) I also love that short vowel sort. What a great way to review.

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