Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thanks to Mrs. Tricia Fuglestad for allowing us to post her video on our blog! Mrs. Fuglestad is an Art teacher in the suburban Chicago-land area. Visit her website to see some of the FANTASTIC things she has created and shared: Dryden Art
Thanks again Mrs. Fuglestad!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Shannon explained the game this way:
- Get a dice with a zero
- Get a paper with 0,1,2,3,4 & 5
- Get a pencil and a partner
- You roll the die and whatever number you get, you write it on your paper in the box
- Then it's your partner's turn; he or she gets the die and does the same thing (roll the die and write the number)
- Then he or she gives it back to his or her partner
- Keep going until a person gets a row with numbers up to the top
- Then they win!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
We already visit the Alphabet Antics wiki, Inkless Tales, Star Fall and our own ABC Page.
This video makes use of environmental print to help with letter recognition. Enjoy:
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Today was the first day of the '08-'09 school year. It was an exciting day! We're off to a great start! We learned where to deliver the attendance sheet and took a nice tour of the school. We got to see where the music room, computer lab, library, art room and gym are. We worked on our Bubble Gum books and had time to play as well. We're still waiting on all the permission notes before we post any pictures of our new class. We'll tell you that we have a lot more girls than boys this year. (Last year it was way more boys than girls.) We're going to have so much fun learning all sorts of interesting and fun things this year. We can't wait to share what we do!
First day flowers courtesy of Floraltique
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Another interesting spot on their website offers Green Tips. Remember this past school year we made a list of things we can do to "Go Green". I have really cut down on the number of plastic/paper shopping bags I get when I am out and about. Hopefully you have too! Several stores now sell re-usable shopping bags like the ones we got from Jewel, one of our local grocery stores. I continue to replace my regular light bulbs with CFL bulbs, like the ones donated from Home Depot. We have to keep in mind that even a small step toward being green is still a positive step. Back to National Geographic Kids...they have a craft section where they show you how to make your own Re-Usable Grocery Bag. Maybe you can give it a try.
Go to the site and see what other fun things are waiting for you at National Geographic Kids! Maybe you can leave a comment to share your favorite parts of the site too.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This book counts 1-10, but I bet you could find even more numbers. You could take pictures and make your own book!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
WOW!! This is also our 100th post on our blog!! ;-)
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thank you Senator Pankau, you're welcome back anytime!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
- An Octopus can squirt black ink because they are afraid and they want to escape their enemies
- They have 8 legs
- They have 240 suction cups on their legs
- Their legs are called tentacles
- They have big heads
- They can change color for protection
- They are really smart, they can take the top off a jar to get at food
- They like to eat crabs
- Their bodies are squishy because they don't have any bones
- They can live in small spaces
- They use their siphons to go fast to get away from enemies
- They use their siphons to clean out their dens
We watched some really cool videos about how smart an octopus can be. Check them out:
- The Octopus vs. Mr. Potato Head (he also opens a jar in this video)
- Octopus glides through a plastic tube
- Octopus escapes through a small hole
- Octopus vs. Shark
Check back soon to see what other wonders we are learning about.
(flickr photo courtesy of: Sabinche)
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
If you have never been to the Shedd, it's a "Must See" if you are ever in Chicago, IL.
Monday, May 5, 2008
There were so many wonderful and fascinating animals to see there. We have lots of photos to share. The video of our trip will follow soon....so check back.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
- All fish have gills.
- Fish are cold-blooded.
- They have a back bone or skeleton.
- Most fish have fins.
- Most fish have scales, but some don't
- Fish live in water. Some fish live in salt water, other fish live in fresh water. Salmon and eels can live in both types of water. Salmon have their babies in fresh water, but live in salt water. Eels have their babies in the salt water, but they live in fresh water.
Here are some fish we like:
Visit our Sea Life Page
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Check back with us often to see what we have learned about Sea Life!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Enter the pass code and your name. Be sure to hit the submit button when you're done watching the movie. It will send me an Email telling me that you watched the video. Have fun and look for more videos on other topics soon!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
We worked with partners to choose a "teen" number to count out. We included 10, 11, 12, and 20 because they help show the pattern for counting the teens. We gathered things from our room to show the numbers we picked. We grouped our things by tens and ones to help see the place value of the numbers. Maybe this video will help if you too find the "teens" a bit challenging. ;-)
Thursday, March 13, 2008
(note: for a larger version of the book, click on the eyeballs)
Here's a book on counting backwards:
You can visit the LookyBook web site for more fun books to read online or purchase. What's your favorite counting book?
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Please check back soon for more Bi-Lingual lessons!