Math was all about 2D shapes. The eight shapes we focus on are circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval, diamond/rhombus, trapezoid and hexagon. We used pattern blocks, modeling clay, pipe cleaners, iPad apps and video clips to help us learn about each shape. Rectangle and hexagon always seem to be the tricky ones to remember!
This week was also all about apples. We read stories about apple orchards and harvesting. Collected ideas and made a chart with all of the ways we could eat an apple. Used our fingers to make torn paper apples and on Thursday, we tasted yellow, green and red apples. Before eating each one we talked about how it looked and what it smelled like. According to our graph, yellow was the class favorite! On Friday, I brought my Apple Master! The kids were fascinated at how it could peel, slice and core the apple. Each one of them got a turn to clean an apple and add it to the crockpot for our applesauce. By the end of the day our room smelled amazing! Everyone at tried the applesauce and most gobbled it up. They also decided since we had an extra cup that we should take a walk to Mr. Cawcutt's office and share with him. That was an interesting and exciting trip at 2:45 on a Friday, but we made it and Mr. C was very thankful that we thought of him!
Next week we will begin FAST testing, which means we will have a sub in our room one morning and one afternoon so that I can meet with students 1:1. The results from these early assessments will be shared with you sometime in October. Have a great weekend. Make sure the kiddos get lots of rest. They were all pretty tired by Friday afternoon, but then again so was I.