The last week has been very busy in our room. I apologize for being behind in my blog updates. I appreciate all of you being flexible in making up your conference after my illness. Please do not hesitate if you feel you need an additional conference before the end of the year. Here are just a few of the activities the students have been doing.
We have had several second graders come into our room and read stories to the class at the start of the day. This is a great opportunity for the different ages to connect with one another.
Several students wanted to build a leprechaun village. They took over the creation table and made the village on the wall in front of our classroom.
The building area has been a flurry of activity with the addition of PVC pipes. They have been used to build houses, furniture, and even a vacuum cleaner!
We met with our third grade buddies to continue our shared research about a Minnesota mammal. They will be sharing their information with the rest of the class after break.
In our continuing study of emotions we have learned that there are things you can do to help you get calm when you are angry. Ms. Carter and the children have been building rain sticks to help make soothing sounds that can be used.
The farm in our loft has been busy. Students have started taking what they have learned in our classroom discussions and using it to create more realism in their play.
Our bird feeder has been busy with birds that seem to be returning after the cold winter months.