What a fun filled week we had! Please enjoy all of the pictures!
This week, I will start out with a substitute in my room, while I pull kiddos out in the hall for the TPRI test (Texas Public Reading Inventory). It is a test we do 3 times per year. I have to test them individually, so it does take some time. I should be done by Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning. I hope you all have a FANTASTIC week!
The kiddos LOVED our new I Love You Ritual this week! It was called Row, Row. The I love you rituals we do each more are a great way for the students to connect, engage and unite with friends before starting our day!
The kiddos have worked so hard learning how to rotate to centers each day. We are still practicing, but they are getting better each time!
We read the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The kiddos loved learning that everyone in the world carries around an invisible bucket. When people are kind and loving, their buckets get filled up. When people are mean and ugly, your bucket starts to empty. The kiddos have worked very hard to be bucket fillers instead of bucket dippers! I am so blessed to have such sweet, little learners in my class!
More Center Practice
We have been practicing different ways to say the alphabet letters and their sounds. A few way include: saying the letters/sounds in order, skipping letters and saying the letters/sounds, Saying just the sound, or saying just the letters and a word that starts with that letter.
One of our experiments we did this week, was cutting an apple into slices and placing it in different jars. The jars included: lemon juice, air, water, baking soda, and milk. We learned that the apple slice in the lemon juice stayed fresh, while the others withered and got very YUCKY!
This sweet girl lost another tooth!
This was a fun, new math game I taught them this week. The kiddos rolled out my huge number line and placed dominoes on the correct number.
Apples on Top Game
We keep track of how high we can count. When someone counts higher than the last time they counted, we move their picture on the counting progress wall!
We had an apple tasting and voted which color of apple was our favorite!
On Friday, we made real applesauce in the crockpot! We charted the ingredients and the steps to make it! You guys should try it at home.
Step 1: wash the apples
Step 2: Peel the apples and cut into slices
Step 3: Place them into the crockpot
Step 4: Add 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar
Step 5: Put cinnamon on top (to your liking. We put a BUNCH) haha
Step 6: Place the lid on and turn crockpot on high.
Step 7: Cook all day stirring occasionally
Step 8: Enjoy!
Our last experiment of the week was Do You Think an Apple Will Sink or Float in water? We made predictions and then tested it out to see. We found out that ALL apples, no matter the color, float!