I was a little worried about how the day was going to go with the rain this morning and it being Halloween. HOWEVER...we had a GREAT day! We had so much fun with our center rotations, a birthday party, a little just dance, and topped it all off with Witches Brew and a movie! This morning we had a little fun taking pictures before the parade. Here are some of my favorites!
The sweetest little girls that I get to spend all day with!
And an awesome group of little boys!
The green slime ghost and ghost buster provided quite a few laughs this morning.
Its a blurry - but he was showing me how the hulk flies through the air to get people :)
We won't have to worry about crime today!
And you always need a few fairies and a cheer leader in the class.
Today we had an exciting day filled with CANDY CORN!!
We started the morning making CVC words to look like candy corn (I forgot to take pictures of that!!)
Then we did a little candy corn and candy pumpkin nonstandard measuring.
Then we we did a little bit of number recognition that looked like candy corn.
Last they had to come up with combinations of candy corn and candy corn pumpkins for Jerrick to eat if he could only have 10 pieces of candy. On Monday we will look at all the ways they came up with and which ones are turn around problems (the commutative property of addition).
We had so much fun except for the fact that I wouldn't let them eat the candy that every one touched and put on the floor!!
This last week we have been learning about the life cycles of butterflies. We looked at some of the special things about Monarch butterflies. Did you know that a Monarch lays it eggs on milkweed plants because that's what the the caterpillars will eat. And when a caterpillar gets ready to make their chrysalis they hang upside down in a "J" shape!
Here is our caterpillar, that we named Black and Yellow, getting ready to make its chrysalis.
It was another great week of learning in 1st grade. Next week we will start spelling. The first test will be on Friday Sep. 27th. Grades will not be recorded for report cards until the second 9 weeks of school.