Check out the fabulous time we had at the Art Museum creating a super-secret something out of clay, playing in the discovery centre and viewing some of the works of art that are currently on display.
Check out some of the things we’ve been up to this past week.
Wearing mustaches in support of Movember…
…learning about one and two more and less using a Bee-Bot…
…playing a game of Guess My Number with a first grade class in Texas…
With Mannequin Challenge sweeping social media, some of my students decided to participate in #MannequinChallengeEDU. We practiced being mannequins in a lot of different ways and watched videos to see how others had done it.
I’m very proud of how well they did. Take the challenge! We want to see you do it, too!
Some intriguing boxes from Trade West showed up in our classroom.
We opened them to discover four motion stools. The bottom of the stools is slightly convex so that the stool wobbles deliciously as you sit on it. Perfect for little bodies who need to move!
The lure of the boxes was too great to resist and the children had a lot of fun cooperating to make some intriguing creations. Thanks, Trade West for these wonderful stools!
This week our book for the Global Read Aloud was Twenty Yawns, a story about a child who needs to find her stuffies to sleep. On Friday, we brought our own “sleep aids” to school. They helped us to read, to write and to think with the students in Illinois about how having a stuffed toy makes us feel.
As part of education week, we talked about some of the things students could be when they grew up and chatted on Skype with a nurse. Some of the students chose to dress up as the person they wanted to be “when they are big”.
A lot of the students were willing to share their future goals in the photos below.
As we read Lauren Castillo’s book The Reader this week, it made us think of the places we read. Sometimes, we do “sneaky reading” when no one sees us. Here are some kids that I caught trying to be sneaky in their reading this week. Let me know if you see anyone doing some sneaky reading at home!
You can see all of our tweets about sneaky reading here.
When we were reading Lauren Castillo’s book The Troublemaker this week, we talked a lot about troublemakers and especially about people we knew who were troublemakers and whether we ourselves were. Siblings were often blamed, but most of the students admitted that sometimes they were indeed a troublemaker themselves.
Later, the students tweeted about who they thought were the biggest troublemakers so that other people could see the connections they made to the book. You can see each students’ tweet below.