Friday, November 11, 2011

Local Artist....Art Lesson....The Funky Monkey...

We were so lucky today to have local artist Wanda Mumm come into the classroom to teach an art lesson.  She previously came in to teach about space, shape, and line.  Today she came in to use those concepts while teaching the students how to draw Funky Monkey and face drawing.  The kids had an awesome time and their drawings came out terrific.



                                                     Teaching how to draw the Funky Monkey

                                                               Busy working....
                                                             Nice Funky Monkey!
                                         Measuring for the placement of the mouth on his face drawing....
                                                               Nice and creative drawing!
                                                                 Nice Listening!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Using Our Senses for Fall Writing

We have been working on our T-charts using our 5 senses to describe fall.  Once we finished our t- charts Mrs. Pluid has been coming in to work with us on developing our fall paragraphs.  They have turned out beautiful!

                                                         Working on an amazing paragraph....

Planting Tulips

The students had a great time planting tulips with Mrs. Goheen.  We can't wait to watch them grow.  I guess we have a little while to wait.  It will be worth the wait!


                                                                 Emperor Red Tulips!

Oh the Hum of Reading.....

I think that the best class sound is the hum of children reading to themselves or to each other.  We had a wonderful afternoon where we had the opportunity to just sit and read for awhile.  Some read to themselves, some to each other.  I love the look of children when they are just LOST in a book.  What an awesome day!

Lost in a book....

Partner reading....

Discussing a book....

Enjoying sitting by friends and reading.....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dance Party



We listened to a song with directions to follow.  We danced, danced, and danced some more.  They did great following directions!  I'll attempt to post the song too.  If you want to dance too, clink on the link and dance your heart out!    If You're a Kid....

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Had to Share this Photo

As many of you know I LOVE sloths.  I found this photo today and had to share......


Baby sloth clings to mom at Lincoln Park Zoo 1

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BAT DAY!!!

We had an awesome Bat Day!  We studied Mega bats and Micro bats.  We even saw real examples of bats that were encased in glass.  We compared the wingspan to ordinary objects and completed an art project.  We LOVE bats!