On Monday morning we came in to find another dot-to-dot. We sharpened our pencils and got our heads in the game again for our last 2 days of testing. We took our first test right away. Then we enjoyed a nice, relaxing snack! After snack we did social studies. We read a weekly reader about wind!
When we were finished we started a new part of the daily 5 – Listen to Reading. Now we have really been doing this ALL year long during our regular snack time. Usually the librarian for the day gets to pick the books we read during snack. However, this time, Ms. Lewis picked a chapter book! We are reading a Junie B. Jones book!!! (The kids were SO mezmorized! They didn’t want Ms. Lewis to stop reading!!)
While we were reading we talked about the setting of the story, the main characters, and even summarizing. We had to stop reading when it was time to go to art. After art we had lunch and then got to play until Jewish studies!
Tuesday we were so excited….for a couple of reasons! We started off our morning with our LAST TEST!!!!!!! We were so, so, so happy to be finished with testing!!! We want to say a HUGE thank you to Mrs. Hoff who bought special treats for us EVERYDAY of testing, last week AND this week!! It really helped motivate us Another BIG thank you to Mrs. Resnick who brought donuts on the last day of testing to help us celebrate!!! We have such thoughtful parents in 1st grade!!
When we finished our test, we got to go to PE and then come back for a relaxing snack. After snack time we got to read our Junie B Jones book! We finished the first one and started another book. During ‘Listen to Reading’ we focused on reviewing what we had heard yesterday and we also worked on listening for WOW words! Then we were off to lunch. We went from lunch right to music.
We are SUPER glad to be done with testing, but we are also excited for the rest of the week. We have some fun stuff planned
Wednesday we came in. We were kind of confused because there was no journal question, no dot-to-dot…we didn’t know what to do?! Then Ms. Lewis told us that since testing was over, we were going to make a new seating chart and Ms. Lewis said that we could help and pick our seats!!
After MUCH discussion and switching and thought…somehow the kids ended up convincing Ms. Lewis to sit in a row of boys, and a row of girls….we will see how this goes
If you notice, we also have our seat sacks!! Our seat sacks are used to hold our books from Ms. Lewis’ library. These are the books we get to read for Daily 5! Ms. Lewis’ Mommy did a FABULOUS job of making them for us She rocks!!!
Once we got settled in our new seats, we read some Junie B. until it was time to go to the science lab. Then we were off!! We learned all about the parts of an egg. We also learned what it feels like and looks like when it hatches!
It was the perfect lesson…….
We went to PE and then had snack. After snack, we finally caught up on our 7 Habit stories!! We got to read and talk about our Synergize habit. Then we were off to lunch. After lunch we came back to talk about some BIG news. It’s a good thing that we had just learned about the egg–how it hatches and cracks to open–because we have our EAGLET!!!!!!! We noticed during lunch that half of the egg had popped off…this lead us to believe that the eaglet had finally come out!!!! We even got to see the baby while we were playing at recess (luckily Ms. Lewis and Mrs. Mcveary were still watching!).
We talked about our eaglet then went out to play, but kept a close eye on our baby! We then got our folders back (finally!!!) and were off to Jewish studies for the afternoon.
On Thursday we came in to start our morning. We saw a journal question on the board and got right to work! When we finished our journal it was time for PE. We got back from PE and started social studies. We learned about different habitats! When we were finished, we started to work on our 7 Habits again. We had some catching up to do on the coloring with our 7 Habits folder. Sadie pretended to be our teacher and she helped us review while we colored.
When we were finished with our coloring we had snack and got to listen to Junie B. while Ms. Lewis read. We had a shorter snack time and then jumped into math! It has been a LONG time since we had math, so we took today to review!
During math, we had our Eagles on the smartboard and we got to see the Mamma feed our baby eaglet!!
It is so cool to watch our baby Eaglet, Jiberty (Liberty and Justice combined, kids choice!) grow right in front of our eyes! Once we finished watching it was already time for recess.
We went to lunch after recess and then came back to class to take our AR quizzes. When everyone was finished quizzing, we were able to play a round or two of freeze dance! Then we got our folders and were off to Jewish studies.
Friday morning we came in and didn’t even have time for a journal question. We came in to start some reading, we had great practice with building our stamina! Especially since we hadn’t practiced in awhile, because of testing.
We pretty much went STRAIGHT to library after we read while we waited for all of our friends to get to school. We have been working on our book reports for too long, so we got to have extra library time today to finish them.
After library, we went to the art room to meet Mrs. Gutterman for our eagle lesson! We were working in Popplet to make our webs!
After we finished with our eagle lesson, we had snack and read Junie B. We finished our second Junie B chapter book…we just love her! She is very funny
When we finished snack we worked on a project that is up on our bulletin board. We were very buZZZZZZZy making some math bumble-bees! Come check it out next week before Passover break. We really showed our skills with our big numbers and thinking about tens and ones.
We worked on our bees until it was time to go to lunch. After lunch we did show and tell outside and then had recess until it was time for Jewish studies. We enjoyed Israeli dancing before heading upstairs to Jewish studies.
Next week is our last week before Passover break. We are back to our normal schedule and will have math homework and our nightly reading homework. No spelling! Next week we will be continuing in Daily 5 with ‘Read to Self’ and we will also be starting our writing block
Shabbat Shalom to all! Have a great weekend!!