Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's All Good in Room 26

 Pete the Cat has taken over Room 26 this week and do we cry? Goodness no! My kids and I have all fallen in love with this hilarious cat and his crazy adventures.  

We read "Pete the Cat- I Love My White Shoes" and made this cute mini Petes out of math shapes. In the story, Pete starts off by wearing white shoes, but the color of his shoes change every time he steps in something. He never gets upset and "keeps walking along and singing his song."
Each student chose what color shoes they wanted their Pete to wear. 

Tomorrow we'll read another book called, "Pete the Cat-Rocking in My School Shoes." I know the kids will love it as much as they loved the first book.

Miss Clark's Love Bugs

     It's hard to believe February is almost over! The last few weeks have flown by in EAK! Last week we celebrated Valentine's Day. Our day consisted of hearts, hearts and more hearts! The kids made cute hats that said, "Miss Clark's Love Bugs." Thank you for all of my sweet gifts. I truly felt loved by all of my little friends.

We've been learning about AB patterns in class the past few weeks. We all know that patterns REPEAT. For Valentine's Day, we colored hearts in AB patterns.

We also learned about George Washington. We learned all about Washington D.C., the White House and how President Washington is on the quarter and the $1 bill. We made these adorable three-corner hats, just like President Washington used to wear!

My kids have been OBSESSED with a new game they invented using EVERY hula hoop in the playground area. Everyone grabs a hula hoop and adds it to the line. Once all of the hula hoops are in place, a mob of children form a line so they can take turns running through the hoops. There's usually a little friend directing traffic and telling other friends when they can go. They are too funny!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Birthday, Abe Lincoln!

Today we celebrated Abe Lincoln's birthday. We read a book about him and looked at a powerpoint that helped us understand the role of the president. We made a fact map about Abe's life and then did a cute craft. I asked the kids what they would put inside Abe Lincoln's tall, black hat and the answers they came up with were hilarious! Here are some of the things they, make-up, cake, a raccoon, crayons, a purse.

Last week we read the book "Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom!" We made our own coconut trees with the letters from our names. It says, "Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom! Will there be enough room? _______ has ______ letters in their name!"

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I love how all of my girls rock
bright & sparkly EVERYTHING!

It's hard to believe we've already tackled one month of school!
 It's been a blast watching my kids soak up information like little sponges! 
Here's a quick look at what went on in room 26 this week... 

With the help of Ally's incredible mom, we were able to create these beautiful caterpillars based on the book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

Ryland's cute green lizard
This week we focused on the color GREEN. We listed off everything from shamrocks to grass.
A huge THANK YOU to all of the wonderful families that donated books to our class library! We've only read a few so far but are looking forward to reading the rest next week!

Our most recent addition to
"Miss Clark's Book of Love."

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Caterpillars & Groundhogs

Here are my smart kids reading their "Very Hungry Caterpillar" mini books to their partners. This was our first time reading books to our partners and I was so proud of my smart kids for doing an excellent job staying engaged and listening to their partners while sitting knee to knee!

 We learned all about groundhogs on Friday and the kids LOVED hearing all about Punxsutawney Phil and his shadow. We read a few books, including "Gregory's Shadow" and watched some short youtube clips. Then we made these cute little groundhogs that we will turn into hats on Monday. Afterwards, the kids were predictions about whether or not Phil would see his shadow. The majority of the class predicted he would see his shadow. On Monday, we'll review our predictions and discuss how Phil did not see his shadow this year and what that means.

We've been learning the letters "e" and "o" this last week. The kids made these fun octopus windsocks for the letter o.