Monday October 10, 2016

In writing, students learned the last step of the writing process, publishing. I walked around and conferenced with some students who were then able to move onto the publishing. We are going to move onto narrative tomorrow.

In math, I worked with small groups of students to do a little reteaching. While I was doing this other students went into math stations. They love being able to play the math games.

img_2309img_2308img_2310img_2311

We started all of our pumpkin activities this afternoon. I read the book, “How many seeds in a pumpkin?” Then students got to estimate how many they thought were in my pumpkin I brought for the class. Next, I carved open the pumpkin and dug out all the seeds. I put them into groups of ten and we counted them as a class. We put the groups of 10 into groups of 100. We finally had our total, 680 seeds! Ty was the closest predictor.

img_2307img_2306

While I dug out all the seeds, students drew their own jack o’ lantern.

img_2313img_2312img_2314img_2315

Then I read the book, “Pumpkin Heads!” We described the pumpkins that we read about. Then students described the pumpkins I had drawn on my poster. Next, they got to create their own pumpkin. To finish, students wrote about their pumpkin.

img_2316img_2317img_2318

We spent the afternoon investigating our pumpkins. Students filled out an entire investigation booklet about their pumpkin. They used words to describe it, they measured it, talked about the different parts, and explained the life cycle. Thank you for sending in the pumpkins. We are going to do one more activity with them tomorrow.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s