Monday, May 30, 2011

Down on the Farm

We spent two weeks learning about farm. The first week we learned all about the different animals on a farm. The second week we took a look at the different foods you can grow and get from the farm. At the end of the unit we had a Farmer Dress up Day and Farmer Breakfast. The students helped make butter one day that we put on our biscuits.

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We spent a week learning about insects. Here are some pictures of the great work the students did.

Rain forest

We spent a couple weeks learning about the rain forest. We learned all about the animals in the rain forest and the things you can see and do there. Here are some pictures of the work we did about the rain forest.

We made tree frog math problems. The students finger painted bugs on the tongue. Then we added them together.

We learned about piranhas. They have razor sharp teeth. Here is a fun activity we did with our piranhas.

We made safari guides out of construction paper. Then we wrote about something you might see in the rain forest.

In the classroom, I made a rain forest hanging from the ceiling. It has a bunch of different animals that we wrote facts and added to our animal throughout our unit.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fair Share

In kindergarten we teach the basic concept of fractions. We teach them 1/2 and about fair share. I read the book Bears Berries. Then we each got paper berries that we had to share evenly among two bears on a page. The students picked this concept up quickly. So I had the students make a bear and two plates from construction paper. Then I gave them some berries and they had to share them evenly.

Later the students got with a buddy and I gave them a piece of bread that they had fair share with. So the students had to carefully tear the bread in half.