This week we’re practicing main ideas and details. After watching a read aloud video, we each wrote down some details we heard. Then we got into groups, shared our details, and had to come to a consensus on what we thought the book’s main idea was.
We also practiced writing and identifying questions and statements. To do this, we did silent interviews. We first wrote questions for our partner, then traded papers and wrote a statement to answer. After we got our papers back, we got to use the play microphones to practice our speaking and listening skills by doing a live interview. We even had some follow-up questions!
We had so much fun on our 1st field trip of the year! We toured the farm; saw the prairie, wetland, and woodland habitats and learned characteristics of each; experimented with different ways of seed dispersal; looked at different examples of resource conservation such as solar panels, windmills, rain barrels, green roofs, and underground water storage tanks; talked about healthy vegetable choices; ate examples of vegetables that come from different parts of the plant; and learned about why crop rotation is helpful!
In Math we introduced attribute shapes and learned that all pieces have 3 attributes: color, shape, and size. We practiced sorting different ways and than had to identify which shape Mrs. Janetzke took when we weren’t looking!
We practiced being adults and using the grocery ads to plan meals! We worked in groups of 3 and divided up who was taking what meal. We planned foods for each food group and rated how healthy our meal was.
Over the next several days, choose:
and write down what you eat and what food group its from. Then, add up the number of servings you had from EACH food group and enter your totals here. Please turn in responses by 8:20am, Monday, 10/1.
Here’s our class cumulative MyPlate pie graph!
As part of our nutrition unit, we looked at how the heart pumps blood and what the effect of exercise is on our heart rate.
This week we’ve practiced changing sentences from fantasy to reality and vice-versa, and using words with consonant blends. For our blends practice we had fun traveling around from desk to desk to add words and then go back and see what others had written!
For our fruit and veggie tasting we tried freeze-dried apples and strawberries, kiwi, rambutans, apple pears, asparagus, edamame, and avocado. Most everyone found something new that they liked!
We tested potato chips, pretzels, carrots, and butter to see which foods would leave a grease spot on our paper. If they did, it meant they had oil in them and we should limit how much we eat of them!
Thanks to all the families who came out to experiment, investigate, and learn at our force and motion STEAM night!
We practiced making long vowel words that end in silent e with the game “Cake Maker”.