Saturday, January 31, 2015

Week 21 Letter Gg, star word 'go', CHINESE NEW YEAR!

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!
(Happy Chinese New Year!)
Here are a few pics we missed from last Friday's 
SINK or FLOAT experiment...



Here is my sink or float experiment as I discovered that sunglasses actually sink!

 
Final Score: John 3  Marcia 0  Lake 1 (pair of sunglasses)
 

On Monday we began preparations for our Dragon Parade by creating our individual sections.


 Our Good Luck Dragon!

We have a few new stations around the room to celebrate the Year of the Ram!







We also began our independent reading time with our book boxes.  Each child needs to record at least 1 book a day.  Most have recorded 10 by the end of the week! 
Awesome readers!

Tuesday afternoon our centers included:
Counting by 10 on our lucky envelopes...


Writing the Chinese New Year Animals...


 
Looking at the difference between American Culture and Chinese Culture...



 And our favorite... READ THE ROOM!
This one was ten frames Chinese Zodiac Animals.



Wednesday's new morning challenges were:
Panda zyx order (yep, backwards!)


Chinese New Year Animal Puzzles...


And Panda Number line segment from 36-50 ordering!


We have been using our journals all year to do guided drawing exerises.  Now we have added word lists as well!

 Wednesday's Gg snack was Graham Crackers!
 It was also Para Appreciation Week!
We couldn't do half of what we do without the help of Mrs. Benke, Mrs. Sobek, Ms. Jone, and Mrs. Sauers!
THANK YOU!!!!


And here is Mrs. Benke overseeing our fan painting area.




My station was also painting plum blossoms for our Chinese lanterns!


 Gorgeous!

Thursday's switch-a-roo day included the following projects:
Making Chinese noodles in our room...
 (with fortune cookies!)
and chopsticks! 


 












 Mrs. Kalmes' project was this cute panda!

And we painted these beautiful Chinese calligraphy hangings with Mrs. Pilger!

Finally it was time for the dragon parade!



 Gung Hay Fat Choy!

The kids are also busy with the guessing jar!
Such fun items you are sending in! Thanks!


Good Reads:
  

And now for the week of February 2-6:
Reading: Letter Ff, star word 'and', short i words
Math: Measurement
Theme: Ground Hogs and 100 day!
Science: Spring Weather
Social Studies: American Symbols
BIG NEWS:
Our 100 day workshop is on Friday (actually our 99th day due to a snow day)
Thanks to all who can help.
It's not too late to sign up if you wish!


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