It has been a while since my last post. Please forgive me for the length of this post, we have been so busy!
Pictures from Purim…
In word work, we have been working on sight words and words with ch, sh, and th.
In reading, we have been reading the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborn. So far, we have read Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, and Mummies in the Morning. We are practicing visualizing, or making pictures in our mind, as we read about different times and places. We are also working on comprehension questions and learning new vocabulary words as we read. We even wrapped each other up as mummies.
In writing, we are continuing to write opinion pieces. We are learning to write reviews. Students have reviewed books, movies, toys, games, restaurants, and more! Our next unit will be writing fiction. Writers have also been writing letters and comics during daily 5 time.
In math, we just finished up multiplication and division. Students solved problems using manipulatives, pictures, skip counting, arrays, and story problems. Now, we will be working on fractions. Thanks for keeping up with homework!
In science, we have been so excited about our butterfly life cycle unit. Students have been making observations each day in our butterfly observation journals. We watched our larva change into pupa and then to butterflies. It was an amazing project! We released our butterflies last Thursday. It was bittersweet, because the kids really were sad to see them go. We even held up flowers and watched as the butterflies used their proboscis to feed themselves. It was amazing! Here are a few pictures and videos from our experience. Mrs. Gutterman also completed several projects with our class. Students learned about symmetry and how butterflies contract their wings to fly.
Animation of student created symmetrical butterflies with student photos.
Butterfly ball model gif