Hello! Tomorrow we are half way through the year! WOW!!!
Today we started peer recording ourselves reading books/putting on skits! iPads are wonderful tools that allow young kiddos to express themselves and feel empowered. Additionally, they are able to watch the video and see themselves! What a great tool to monitor their fluency and help their skills flourish!
We have begun our Matter Unit! Today we discussed the stages of matter. We did a brainstorm about properties of matter and began a host of experiments. Below you see us collecting a solid-snow! We measured the snow line and made predictions of how much liquid is in snow. We made the snow line and then the liquid line once the solid had melted. Next we wrote predictions of when the liquid will change to a gas! Can you guess how much liquid was in a cup of snow?
A few years ago, I had read a blog and did research on how using color can aid those with reading challenges. Since then, I have printed many photocopies in color-especially those items that are related to literacy or are literacy based! I have also printed my sight words on colored card stock. In the picture you can see a bright blue! It's amazing how color makes it easier to read for some students versus the traditional black on white!
For Christmas we adopted a Penguin at our local zoo-The New Zoo! Today we received a picture of our penguin and the official paperwork! We are BFFs with the Penguin! Now, if we only had the Frizzle mobile to take an instant treat to meet him/her!