# Caterpillars!

Two weeks ago some caterpillars arrived in our classroom. These eating machines are noticeably bigger every day. We can’t wait until they make a chrysalis. Exciting times!

# Flashlight Friday

On Fridays, we sometimes turn off the lights and read in the dark with flashlights. Flashlight Friday is VERY popular.

# New This Week

A couple of new things in our classroom this week.
Playing the equal/not equal game…

…and working in our “offices”.

# Mystery Number Skype

To help practice our numbers, we played a game of mystery number Skype with a K/1 class in Denver. We were both able to guess the other class’s number by asking great questions like “Is it more than…”, “Is it less than…” and “If we counted by 5’s would we say the number?” They asked some great questions that we are going to use on another Skype call next week.
We also had time to ask some questions. They wondered if it was snowing in Moose Jaw and we wondered why they only have eight students in their class.

# Pancake Breakfast

It’s always a special time when you get to eat pancakes! Thank you so much to the parents who sent the yummy fruit and cheese along as well. As you can see, the students had a great time.

# Chopsticks

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is one of our favourite authors. This week, we read a book of hers called Chopsticks.

Most of the students in the class had never tried chopsticks or eaten sushi, so we gave it a try. First we rubbed them together to get rid of any splinters…

..and then we gave using them a try. There were lots of different techniques.

Finally, success!!

Incidentally, almost everyone loved the sushi.
The students’ writing about the possibilities of chopsticks will begin appearing on their blogs later today.

# Mapping the Classroom

There were cheers when we got to use this really BIG paper to help us make maps of our classroom.

# Math Games

Playing games is such a great way to learn math concepts. Here are pictures from a couple of games we have played recently. Ask your child to explain how we play these games…