Thursday, September 22, 2011


For the first 26 days of school, the children practiced handwriting for morning work. This included writing both the upper and lower case version of each letter and writing a sentence that used that letter many times. Well, finally this week we started new morning work! Every day the children have a half sheet page that has either 4 DOL (Daily Oral Language) problems or 5 DOM (Daily Oral Math) problems. This morning work is harder than handwriting but it is much shorter. I know give them kids time to work from 7:45 - 8:00. We then quickly go over the morning work and get right into a new part of our day: Science! We work on science from about 8:05 - 8:30, which I know is not long but it is more than nothing!

Monday I announced that we would be starting science and boy were they excited! I almost wished that I would have recorded their responses! To practice getting into this routine and feel the time out, we did a little basic things this week. First we asked the big question "What is science?" Each student wrote this question in their new science journals and in their groups, they came up with 3 resposnes. We then combined their thoughts into one big class poster. Boy were there some good answers!

Yesterday we did our first lab! We talked about our five senses  and practiced using our touch sense by feeling in mystery bags! Each group had a different object and they had to record what it felt lilke and then draw a picture, still without looking! Then each group told me their guesses and I showed them their object! They loved this lab!

Then today, we wrapped our introduction to our first chapter by talking about scientists; what they do, what they wear, where they work, etc. Here are a few of their drawings:

Next week we will start Chapter 1 Lesson 1: What questions do scientists ask?


1 comment:

  1. What great drawings! You are doing such great things in your classroom!


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