So it's my 1st:
We've been up to so much in Room #3 & here are some photos of all the FUN:
Kindergarten went to the farm, the kiddos loved our field trip - it's such a fun tradition!
Yesterday was Pumpkin Center Day - I wrangled up 4 volunteers & together we weighed, floated, wrote, labeled, counted, measured, tasted, & planted all kinds of pumpkin goodness.
We read the best story - No Moon, No Milk! & disused properties of solids and liquids. Then we made ice-cream. This reminds me of my childhood camping, we used to make ice cream in metal coffee cans & roll it around between the 14 "grandkids" - we barely got 1 cup each, but it was SO MUCH FUN. My kiddos thought so too:
I got this wordless picture book today at our Scholastic Book Fair - so excited to find another to add to my collection. Kids love these books - it is a great way to teach mental images & "how to read the pictures" as a strategy for emergent readers. In the beginning of the year, I used to hear over and over "I can't read yet!" So now, I direct the kiddos to my '3 Ways to Read a Book' anchor chart & they find all sorts of ways to read, even if they can decode yet. This story is all about the journey of a girl & her red crayon.
If you're interested, check out David Wiesner. I almost bought 2 more, Mr. Wuffles! & Bluebird but I had to be selective.
In a side note: a parent bought the FUNNIEST book for me too - How to Get a Girlfriend, it is written by Kindergarteners & sold out (I got our last copy)...can't wait to read it to the kiddos and see them rolling on the floor laughing. I love how books do that!
YUP - 2 weeks of amazing NOTHINGNESS! So excited that I actually cooked/ate a homemade meal tonight, I must have eaten out every night this week *Parent/Teacher Conference problems*!!
Thanks Doodle Bugs Teaching for a great linky. Have a good one,
Miss Kristan King