Monday, November 24, 2014

Turkey Glyphs



We met with our Fourth Grade buddies in Mrs. Erikson's class on Thursday morning on a Thanksgiving project. Kinderbuddies and Fourth Grade buddies created turkey glyphs. A glyph is a type of data interpretation. Students had certain rules to follow as they constructed their turkeys.  For example, if the student was a girl the turkey had a yellow beak. If the student was a boy the turkey had an orange beak. The number of feathers depended on the age of the student. There were a number of other rules that students followed for their turkeys. The turkey that each student created actually represented information about them and could be interpreted by others. It was a lot of fun working together on this project. 

Happy Thanksgiving!






Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Very Busy Day

We had a busy morning today
     - Author Visit
    - 4th Grade State Fair
    - Thanksgiving Dinner

This afternoon we relaxed a bit, did some math work, and then had Choice- Center Time. Here are some pictures taken within a five minute time frame.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fall Hike

We took advantage of the beautiful weather Monday morning and visited our outdoor classroom.  We noticed many differences since our last visit. The leaves that were yellow and red last month were brown. The woods even smelled like fall. Here is a photo of our walk back up the hill.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels

Our class created an e- book last week after learning about squirrels.  Students took a photo of  their squirrel artwork that was inspired by author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith. Each student then chose a squirrel fact that they thought was interesting. We grouped the facts together into "chapters" and then recorded students stating the fact.

We hope you enjoy our squirrel book. Maybe you will learn something new about squirrels too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZpxi_hppJo