We are still going strong with Dr. Seuss leading the way! We will transition over to St. Patrick's Day this week, and then get ready for our last week before spring break.
Our third grade reading buddies came to read with us. The children loved spending time with their older friends, making pictures and just hanging out. We are working on more of our blends and popcorn words in reading groups, along with letter sounds from the vowels as we practice both the long and short vowels.
We made green eggs and ham and watched the video Green Eggs and Ham with the Kindergarten class. We also read the story in our classroom. We love to cook in JK!
We had an amazing parent photograph all of the children!
We began our week by decorating Gertrude McFuzz with feathers and labeling words from the story. We also discussed "How much is too much?". Gertrude eats so many berries to grow beautiful feathers that she can no longer fly! They each talked about how many berries they would eat, and how beautiful we are all with different beautiful "things" (some inside and some outside).
We decorated shamrocks and made rainbow water color paintings with coffee filters. We talked about the color wheel and which primary colors combine to make other colors.
The Lorax puppet show!
Math & Science & Engineering):
We are working on white boards and lined writing paper to practice writing our numbers using all sorts of different supplies! We are combining sets of objects to create a larger set. We are ordering things from smallest to largest.
K-class visit to celebrate Green Eggs and Ham!
Julia, our older friend, helped the children engineer our leprechaun trap. The pulley used a cup which when raised lowered a shade to trap the little guy. The children decorated the trap to look like a house!
We recounted as a class and around our circle to 100, along with grouping and counting our 100 day items by 10's. Each child presented again their project (if they haven't already taken home) and we all loved hearing about who helped them put it together and helped them count out 100!
We are in the process of making crystals on shamrocks, and have talked about the way the crystals form much like a snowflake.
We also tested a chemical reaction using vinegar (our acid) and a base of baking soda. We exploded a magical pot of Leprechaun soup, full of green and gold glitter. We talked about chemicals and the reactions by combining two different substances.
The children danced to Irish music and loved it! They learned about St. Patrick's Day and some of the traditions.
Have a lovely St. Patrick's Day weekend! If you are at the downtown (Chicago) or North Side parades, look for me (and Lila) with the Trinity Irish Dancers!