Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Adventure Again!

This will be the last post on this blog for a year as I will be looping up with my students to First Grade! I have created a new First Grade Blog. The plan is that I will move back down to Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year and move up with this group to First Grade the following year. You can access my First Grade blog using the below web address.


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Catherine Wood

Saying Goodbye to our Reading Buddies!

We went to our 3rd Grade Reading Buddies for the last time during the last week of school. We read books to them out of our Daily 5 book boxes and then we made and decorated book marks so we would not forget to read over the summer.



Ecosystem in a Bottle

While learning about how plants and animals depend on each other we created an ecosystem in a bottle. We created a pond complete with water plants and an aquatic snail. Then we created a land area with soil grass seed and pill bugs. The grass seed grew quickly by receiving water from the pond and the pill bugs ate the nutrients in the soil, while the aquatic snail ate the aquatic plants. This taught the students how a pond ecosystem works.


Field Day!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cow Glyph

We tasted chocolate, strawberry, and white milk and created a cow glyph to show which milk we liked best. The glyph also shows us how many boys and girls are in our class, and if we like cows or pigs best. This glyph came from Deanna Jump's Farm unit which is available for purchase on TPT.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ms. Wishy Washy!

I love to read and do many activities with Ms. Wishy Washy. We read the book and created Ms. Wishy Washy from templates found at The Virtual Line website. We also had a great time acting out the story and creating our own Wishy Washy class book by writing in our sight words and illustrating each page. We also learned why animals like the mud so much and created our own mud and compared real mud to our mud using a Venn diagram. Then we go to eat our own mud! It was Yummy!