Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Perimeter and Area

 Lately we have been learning about perimeter and area. We dug a little deeper today, and did a flip book to help us understand. It was a huge help! I really got to see where everyone was getting stuck, and who REALLY had it. We started off watching a perimeter and area song/ video. If you want to check it out or watch it again with them here it is:
We had  a discussion with an anchor chart, and did one flip book together. Then they went back to their seats, and made their own. They got to make their own shapes to find the perimeter and the area out of graph paper. The only stipulations were 1) 2 of them had to be squares and rectangles and 2) They all had to be "whole" squares inside the shapes.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Kevin Henkes ~ Chrysanthemum

I just love the author Kevin Henkes. Over the next few weeks we will be reviewing some important reading strategies while studying his books. Today we started off with his much beloved book "Chrysanthemum". We talked all about Chrysanthemum and what she is like. They then did a Venn Diagram and compared her to themselves (text to self).  I don't know if you can make out what they wrote around her, but some them really are a hoot such as "She needed tougher skin".  

Weaving Details and Conclusions

About a week ago we read the story "The Goat in The Rug" it is a Native American Tale. In the story we learned about the process that goat fur goes through to become a rug. We were also learning about details and conclusions. So we weaved our own rugs of details and conclusions.
Check it out Below!: