Archive for the ‘Columbus Day’ Category
Apparently, I didn’t take very many pictures of our letter E activities because I don’t have a lot to share. So, here are some of the activities we did for the letter E.
Hunter practiced his cutting by cutting apart some elephants.
Hunter eats scrambled eggs for breakfast every day so I cut his eggs into an E shape.
He made this “E is for earth” craft. First he colored a coffee filter with blue and green, then we sprayed water on it so that the colors would run together.
I made these cute chocolate eggs. I just melted some white chocolate, then put a yellow M&M in the middle.
Hunter glued eyes on the letter E.
Hailey hid some plastic eggs in our backyard and Hunter did an egg hunt and found all of the eggs.
We only have letter R left to complete Hunter’s name. Then we will take a break from letters until we start back to school in the fall. Our focus this summer will be on reading lots of books and doing activities related to what we are reading.
Several weeks ago Hunter started saying he didn’t want to do school anymore. He is young so we will just back off for a while until he’s ready again. Since then there have been a few times he saw me working on an activity with Hailey and he wanted to do something too. Here are a few of the projects he has made:
Hailey did a unit about Johnny Appleseed and her project is on the left. Hunter wanted to make one too- his is on the right.
(from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom)
Hunter made a boat on Columbus Day.
(from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom)
Working on making a tree.
The finished tree with Hunter’s name.
Reading about pumpkins in his Scholastic magazine.
So there is a little glimpse into what Hunter has been up to. Hopefully he’ll be ready to do “school” again soon.
Here are some of things Hailey has been busy learning about over the last couple of weeks.
We used the Johnny Appleseed unit from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom to take a little break from our regular language arts curriculum. We read several books about Johnny Appleseed and learned about what a tall tale is. Hailey made this cute craftivity to show what she learned about him.
A little closer look
We also read “Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie” and then Hailey described the characters, setting, problem,
steps to solve the problem, the solution, and her opinion of the book.
We have been studying all about Egypt and made a representation of the Nile. This is what it looked like after 1 week. Hailey flooded the Nile again.
We took a break from our Egypt study to learn about Columbus Day. We used a unit from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom for this too- I just love her stuff!
This is the inside of the lapbook that we made.
We did this fun experiment as Hailey is learning about light and reflection- there is a clear plastic container with water in it on the edge of the counter. There is a fork on the bottom of the container. When you kneel down on the ground and look up at the surface of the water the fork looks like it is upside down the on the surface of the water.
We did this demonstration to see how a lunar eclipse works. The flashlight is the sun, the big ball is the earth, and the little ball is the moon. Hailey was able to see how the earth is the the path of the sunlight.
So there is a little look at a few things we have been working on in 3rd grade.
Has another week really come and gone? It just doesn’t seem possible! This school year is going by so quickly. I have actually gotten a little bit behind in my posts. I am just now posting about unit 5, but we are going to be starting unit 7 tomorrow. Anyway…
We started a new behavior chart a few weeks ago. When Hailey has had 5 outstanding days on our chart she earns a reward. Hailey made a list of the rewards she wanted to work towards- she has things like skip a subject, extra snack, computer time instead of calendar time, pajama day, show and tell, etc. So, she had earned 5 outstandings and decided she wanted to pick show and tell for her reward.
Hailey showed us her American Doll, Aveena and told us all about her. Then she showed us her stuffed dog Mike and told us all about him. She loved doing show and tell!
In history this week we learned about how the Pilgrims found Holland to be very different than England. Streets were canals and houses looked very different. Everything was very different for the children and adults and the children even started learning to speak some Dutch.
Hailey working on putting her poem for the week in order.
Hailey’s illustration for her poem.
Practicing spelling words… I am running out of fun ideas for practicing and would love some suggestions.
We have been learning about nouns and for a fun activity I had Hailey tell me a short story. I wrote it on the board and had her erase all the nouns. Then without looking, she named off new nouns to fill in the blanks. Our own little Mad Libs . It was a lot of fun and turned out really silly.
We started learning about common nouns and proper nouns.
Hailey made a word search with common and proper nouns.
We are doing an interactive language notebook, so Hailey added a page for common and proper nouns.
Working on listing common and proper nouns in her notebook.
Hailey did a cereal box book report about Helen Keller.
We started a new book this week. It’s an adventure book, so we started out with a treasure hunt.
Hailey loved the treasure hunt! She thought we should do one everyday
During science we learned about the heart and then listened to each others hearts using an empty paper towel tube.
Since these are activities from a few weeks ago, we made a boat for Columbus.
Then we made this fun map. You can see everything we did here.
Our Unit Study was all about leaves. One day I had Hailey and Hunter dress in the color of chlorophyll
Hailey also made this cute Fall Tree Craft.