We practiced ABAB patterns to create a tiger mask! From paper plates, the students cut out a center circle and snipped teeth. Our cutting skills and perseverance have greatly improved! The students each cut their own black and orange stripes--all of them!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Understanding the concept of "5" and "10" is an essential early math building block.
We love to sing "5 little monkeys swinging from a tree....teasing Mr. Alligator, can't catch me!"
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Each student created a brace map to show the parts of his or her family!
Some students drew the picture of their family. For others, who needed more support, we used an actual photograph of their family for the "whole" part of the brace map.
Many students were unable to supply a family picture so we used the pictures we took at the back-to-school conference. :)
Friday, November 25, 2011
We are learning about our community! We dressed up in different community helper outfits. Some students could verbally identify the community helper, others could match the picture icon to the "real" photograph, and some are practicing matching picture-to-picture with the boardmaker picture icons.
There is a long velcro strip at the bottom of the bulletin board where the picture icons (boardmaker symbols) "live" to make this a true interactive bulletin board.
The top of the bulletin board shows firetrucks created by some of the students. One student cut his own shapes and the other student students were given pre-cut shapes to create their firetrucks.