Friday, March 21, 2014

March 21st, 2014

It was a St. Patrick's Day to remember!  In my class, we started the day by making traditional Irish soda bread.

In all honesty, it's not my favorite... and the sentiment was shared by most.  But, the process is so much fun!

We also made some St. Patrick's Day collages...

...and had a green feast!

Everyone had a fine Irish day!

This week we also learned about the letter Q.  We made our Q-Quilts...

...and our q-queen of hearts.

The queen of hearts
She made some tarts
All on a summer's day
The knave of hearts
He stole those tarts
And took them all away

Once I googled, "knave" I could explain it to the children.

We also had an extra special treat - quails!  One student brought in two of his pet quails to show to his friends.  The mommy quail even laid an egg for us.

Meanwhile, in Miss Gabriella's class, they learned about the letter O.  They painted in orange paint, and they even made fresh-squeezed orange juice!

They also practiced matching and sorting.

And, this week, both of our classes began learning about rainbows.  Miss Gabriella's students painted theirs...

 my students each helped make our hand-print rainbow and cotton ball cloud.

Today my students attempted to find out which object - a CD, a drinking glass, a mirror, a magnifying glass, bubbles, or a glass jar - held towards the sun created a better rainbow.  Unfortunately, it was cloudy this morning and our study wound up being inconclusive.  We'll perform the experiment again on Monday (or the next sunny morning).

 Meanwhile, in Ms. Rebecca's class, they focused their week on friendship and working together.

There's no "i" in team!


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