This year's school talent show featured four of our talented students, Violet, Cora, Elinor, and Pepper. Congrats to all of them for fantastic performances.
Students were asked only to do something different each session to allow everyone to get a chance to play with the most popular games. What was the most popular activity? Crawling through the mazes they made with the blankets Mrs. Huneycutt brought and LEGOs!
Today was the 100th Day of School and we engaged in multiple learning activities to celebrate. First we started out with a STEM building challenge. Students could choose to work in partners or by themselves to count out then build something with exactly 100 LEGOs or KEVA planks. This year everyone chose LEGOs. What awesome creations! Later on in the day we took the time to draw and write about our creations.
Next we put together 100 piece puzzles!
Then, during math, we strung 100 beads onto lanyards switching color patterns every ten beads. We will use these to practice addition and subtraction problems to 100 which we will start this week. We also started on a 100 Seconds activity, estimating and then seeing how many we could do of each challenge, like how many paper balls in a basket or how many cups we could stack.
Here is how we did it using three STEM days and several writing days. After reading one or more of the books, brainstorm things to do in a snow globe. Write the first draft of If I Lived in a Snow Globe. Take pictures outside in the snow! Watch The Snowman. "Dress" a die cut of a snowman. Add to writing. Watercolor the background for the snow globe. Assemble the snow globe except for the writing. Make things for the background that were in their writing...sled, igloo, shovel. Add to the story things added to the background that were not in the story! Students read to a parent (thanks Mrs. Campbell) or teacher their writing for typed version. Students glittered with LIly, or Heley Helper, the snowflakes. Glitter makes everyone happy!