Happy Fall Break!

These kiddos definitely deserve a break. They have worked so hard this 1st quarter. Each one of them has made progress that should be celebrated. Rest up, enjoy your break, and get ready for another busy, but exciting quarter.

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The math journal today had the students practicing their counting on skills. They know it’s easier to start with the bigger number and count on from there.

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We took our first chapter 3 quiz today. The students did fantastic. There were so many 100%. I don’t think anyone missed over 2! I sent those home today. I didn’t have the students fix their missed problems so if you notice your child missed a problem, have them fix it at home.

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During math small groups we played addition around the world. This is where one student stands behind the other and they race to answer an addition fact first. Whoever gets the fact first moves to the next person. We sorted the addition facts based off of their sums. The students then did a sorting activity in their math journal.

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We read another Donald Crews book today called Shortcut. We talked about how the author did a great job of making the story come alive with his sounds and facial expressions. Some students started on a new book and others continued to work on their first one.

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I read the book “From Seed to Plant,” then we talked about the pumpkin life cycle. We did a whole group sorting activity and then the students did one independently.

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We finished up our life cycle activity earlier than I expected so I decided to take the kids out and do some fun pumpkin activites outside. First we lined up and found out who could roll their pumpkin the farthest. Jasmine barely beat Cade at this. It was very funny to see what strategies the kids came up with to go the farthest. I then set up some Halloween cups I had for a little pumpkin bowling. Cade beat Sabana with a strike.

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Next it was on to our pumpkin tasting. The students tried pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, salted pumpkin seeds, and spiced pumpkin seeds. They then voted on what their favorite pumpkin treat was. The cookies won by a landslide. IMG_7250 IMG_7251 IMG_7252

To finish up the day the students learned how to draw a pumpkin and blend it with oil pastels. They turned out amazing!

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