Saturday, November 12, 2011


We used K'Nex kits to build vehicles that move quickly down a ramp. We described how they moved using words like straight, zigzag, front and back, etc.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Halloween is for Learning

We read Where's My Mummy? and wrote text to self connections about what we do when we're scared. We also discussed characteristics of circles and ovals and compared/contrasted circles and ovals on a double bubble map. We cut circles and ovals from squares and rectangles to create Baby Mummy.

We read The Bumpy Little Pumpkin and wrote text to self connections about how we are special.

We My Friend Frankie by Deanna Jump and then discussed characteristics of good friends. We created a bubble map about Frankie and used our bubble map to write poems about Frankie. We collected and analyzed data about class by making a Frankie glyph, sorting our ourselves by answering the questions, and then graphing the results.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


We used magnets in the science lab to explore objects. We recorded in our science journals objects that were magnetic and nonmagnetic.

Nature Center 2011

We took a trip to the GPISD Nature Center. The kids were so excited to ride the bus. They were good listeners while Mrs. Hollis gave us directions.

We used hand lenses to examine objects we found. We illustrated what it looked like in our hand and under the hand lens.

We read Life in a Tree and discussed the life we could see in the tree. Then we measured the trunk of the tree using links and then our hands.

 Then we read There Was An Old Who Swallowed a Fly and acted our the story as we read. Then we used hand lens to examine insects. We illustrated an insect and answered questions about our insect.

We read My 5 Senses and then discussed our five senses and how they help us learn about our world. Then we went on a five senses walk in the garden. We illustrated and wrote the things we observed using each of our five senses.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Positional Words

We read We're Going on a Ghost Hunt and focused on the positional words (through, over, under, etc.) used in the story. Then we went on our own ghost hunt using clues that contained positional words.

Then we used candy corn to practice the positions above, below, in front of, behind, and beside.


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