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!
New This Week
Making Easter Nests
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.
Learning with Robots
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.
Incidentally, almost everyone loved the sushi.
The students’ writing about the possibilities of chopsticks will begin appearing on their blogs later today.