Monday, April 13, 2015

Visits From Vicky

Vicky from the Brattleboro Food Co-Op came in for the first of four visits to our classroom. She talked to us about our bones and skeleton.  We looked at bones from different animals, talked about our own skeleton and how to keep our bones healthy. Vicky will be back in the weeks to come to do more fun activities with us!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Our Amazing Body Unit

During the month of April, we are going to be studying all about the human body.  We will be focusing on the various parts of our body, their jobs and how to keep our bodies healthy.  The first step was finding out all of our "prior knowledge". We created a diagram of a human body showing what we thought was inside our body.  After that, we began learning about our first and maybe most important organ...our heart. We learned that the heart pumps blood and that it is a muscle and we need to exercise it. We used toilet paper tubes to listen to each other's hearts at rest and after we had run for 1 minute.

listening to our friend's hearts

We will be creating an anatomy apron showing our internal organs.
How we think the inside of our bodies look

Secret Reader Grandma

This week we had a Grandma come in and be the secret reader for her grandson.  It was so sweet! She read us the book The Monster At The End Of The Book by Jon Stone.  It is a great book about Grover from Sesame Street.  One child said it was just the perfect mix of being scary and funny. We loved it!

Measurement Fun

Whitney Lynde, special educator, and I team teach during our math time each day.  We have been doing a great unit on measurement so Whitney planned an activity for the students to do using materials from around the school. We were learning about volume and weight.

Learning about how much water different sized containers can hold

Balancing two objects-which one is heavier?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Secret Reader Fun!

Last week we had an Auntie come in to be our secret reader!  She read us the book Piggies In The Kitchen by Michelle Meadows. It is a funny story about when "Mama leaves for the day, her piggies have big plans. Sneaking into the kitchen to bake some treats, they make quite a mess-but it's all for a very special surprise party." The class loved this story so much!