Check out the new whisper phones we are now using during reading time. These devices, made from PVC pipe, let us hear what we are reading as we read (which helps with blending and fluency) and helps those students with loud voices to lower their voice as they read.
Today was Dot Day, named after the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds. Check out the fabulous dots made by the students.
During the first week of school, we talked often about the fact that all of us (including Mrs. Cassidy) are learners. We decided that each of us is also a teacher because we can all learn from each other.
The students each chose a few props and then posed in a way that they thought a teacher looked for the pictures in this video. (And yes, the photo with the glasses perched on the end of the nose does look familiar.)
This year, we hope to all be teachers and learners together.
What could you make from 20 pieces of Lego? That was the challenge for the children. Each child received a bag with 20 assorted Lego pieces. No two bags were the same and the challenge was to create something from only those pieces. Children who had hoped to make a car or a house had to reconsider when they took their pieces out of their bags. They all rose to the challenge, though, and created something unique to describe to their classmates.
Here are some of the students hard at work…
And here are some of the finished products…