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This week we finished up Dr. Suess-Green Eggs and Ham and Dental Awareness.
We read Green Eggs and Ham, again looking for they rhyming words. We then did a math activity in which the students rolled and put that many eggs on their plate. They did this two times and then picked the plate that had more and the one that had less. We continue to work on figuring words out (more or less) with sounding out the first sound of the words.
We did a play on words from Green Eggs and Ham and integrated some technology by typing "I am ____" on the computer. This introduced more letters to look for, as well as the space bar and the shift key to make it capital. We will continue to increase our technology skills that help us work on our academic areas as well!
We set up an experiment with eggs representing teeth. We put them in water, milk, and soda. We observed what the teeth looked like before and predicted what we thought would happen. We wrote down our answers as a class. We then checked them again at the end of the week and discussed what we saw and what it meant for our teeth and what is healthy to drink. Students helped me write down the answers.
Students had the opportunity to floss the play dough out of the teeth! Play dough was stuffed in between the pieces of a large lego. They used yarn to floss it out. Great practice on flossing and the purpose of flossing!
We had a dentist visit as well. Afternoon students and students that stay for extended day were able to hear some dental awareness information and learn about healthy teeth!
|Marshmallow and paper mouths|
|Apple, peanut butter, and marshmallow|
|Tooth counting addition|
Students made marshmallow and paper mouths, apple mouths. Students counted their 20 teeth and worked our fine motor skills putting them on. We worked with matching a toothbrush to the teeth, and did some teeth math with some unifix cubes (white) as manipulative to help with the math problems.
Thank you for those of you that made it out for conferences. It was nice to touch base and be able to chat about your child and their progress.
As always, photos available by email at your request. Additional photos are available for viewing on the website: http://mrsgloudemans.wix.com/stedward4k
Theme: St. Patrick's Day
AM Snack: Rach Family
PM Snack: Sawinski Family