Last week, we learned about different types of birds' beaks and how they use their beaks to eat. The students took part in a Science experiment to compare picking up food with long, sharp beaks or wide beaks. Students also learned about penguins' life cycle in our Scholastic News activity and magazine. The children also were taught about reading a compass (North, South, East, and West). We had a class Social Skills lesson with Mrs. Arms where we listened to a story, watched a short video, talked about, and completed a follow up activity about being kind to one another and filling each other's buckets with kind words and gestures. Students started Unit 6 in Math. The children worked on IXL and Everyday Math lessons on their chrome books.
Students worked on Heggerty, Unit 8 in Fundations, and finishing our class chapter book. We began a new class book called The One Hundred Penny Box. Students worked on reading and writing skills, read A.R. books, took A.R. quizzes, and read stories on "RAZ Kids" on their chrome books. The children continued to work on learning about Geography by learning about different land formations (mountains, hills, plains, valleys, and plateaus). The kids started writing book reviews in their Lucy Calkins' writing lessons. The children had a fun time at their class Valentine Party last Thursday. I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day.
This week we will continue to work on our reading, writing, math, science, and social studies curriculums and experiences. Remember, tomorrow we do not have school due to Presidents' Day. Have a great week! Mrs. Zimmermann