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Friday, October 18, 2013

Week in review 10-18-13

A Week in the Life of My Little Monsters:

We made applesauce with the apples we bought at the cider mill last week!  This was a culminating activity for our 5 senses science unit.  We enjoyed the smell of the apples while we chopped them and while they cooked in the crock pot all day and the sound of slicing and chopping the apples.  We touched the apples while we cut them into pieces and we used our sense of sight as we watched them cook down and darken throughout the day.  Finally, we used our sense of taste to try the applesauce!  Yum!




So much great concentration when chopping the apples into little pieces!!

Literacy Centers - unfortunately, I didn't get pictures!  We played letter soup - the kids had to spoon up a magnetic letter, say the letter and the sound.  Also, we used bags with hair gel sealed inside to practice tracing letter cards and we practiced letters and sounds by jumping on the letter or sound on our classroom rug that was named by the teacher.  Finally, we used a spinner with capital letters and tracing sheets with lowercase dotted letters to practice our letter writing skills/uppercase and lowercase letter matching skills.

How about a little math tub time...

This is from The Common Core Diner Math and Literacy Pack by Greg at Kindergarten Smorgasbord

Based on an activity from Debbie Diller's Math Workstations book

Ten frame number match game from Teacher Tips by Susanne Terrell
 
 
From my Monster Count the Room set

And our beloved guided drawing lessons!  This week we practiced people, faces, moving people, houses, cars, cats, and dogs.  I only snapped pictures of the people, but how cute are they?





For more info about this week's units/activities, check out the following awesome creations!  Click on the picture to take you to the Teacher's Pay Teachers link.
Common Core Ten Frame Math Activity   The Common Core Diner!  A Common Core Aligned Math And Lit     Monster Count the Room



Coming next week:

Bats, bats, and more bats!  Fall math tubs!  More drawing lessons! 


1 comment:

  1. I love this! The "people" pictures are my favorite :) Great resources, ideas and fun!

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