We learned so much about hibernation. Where animals hibernate, why they do it, and so much more. We learned turtles sleep under mud. How exciting! We made dens out of the letter H, we used toothpicks and marshmallows to build our very own dens, and we played a fun board game! At the beginning of the week we discussed our hibernation cave and some of the kids were nervous to bring an animal, however I am happy to say all of our animals are tucked away into the cave until spring! Our animals were able to celebrate our book release with us as well before heading to sleep! Can you believe we are published authors. We celebrated this in our class with a book release party! We had a red carpet to walk down, photos, a book signing, and a special snack!
Sight words: jump, help, pink, circle
We are going to be discussing groundhogs this week as well as predictions and shadows! We will explore our shadows by making drawings, using measurements, and taking photos! We will also predict whether the groundhog will see his shadow or not on a large class chart. How big is a groundhog? Children will find this out and use yardsticks to measure out their own groundhog sized paper to decorate. We will also explore flashlights. We will make shadow puppets, and try to put a flashlight together. Children will get to explore batteries, how flashlights work, and strengthen their fine motor skills! During our morning meeting time we will discuss how the sun and earth move to create shadows. We will also set up objects outside so we can observe the shadows they cast throughout the day. What happened to the shadows? Did they get bigger or smaller? Children will measure and document!
If you have a flashlight at home we could borrow for the week we would greatly appreciate it! (Please label with name!)
Send hats and mittens/gloves daily! We go outside even when it is cold!
Please download the box top app. We are going to be starting a box top contest at our school on Monday! Check Facebook for more information!
Practice letter sounds at home! You can do this while reading a story, waiting at a restaurant, during down time! Look at letters and practice what sound they make together as well as saying each letter! Learning reading happens best when practiced not only at school, but at home as well!