For the past few weeks we have been sharing one set of equipment amongst all of us. Today Ms. Lirenman had a big surprise for us. She had five more sets of the special Tangible Play equipment. This picture shows you how many of us decided to use Tangible Play for our word work today. We are very lucky!
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Tuesday, 29 April 2014
As a class for the past few weeks we have been beta testing a product called Tangible Play. We have played the Words and the Tangram games. We like them a lot because they allow us to use real letter tiles and real tangram pieces that interact with their app on the iPad. We work together.
Posted by Ms. L and Division 15 at 21:09
Friday, 25 April 2014
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Today after recess, on Earth Day, our class and Mme Bailey's class planted a tree. Here are some photos of us planting.
|Mme Bailey was telling us about the tree and how important it is. You can tell but the tree is in a tiny pot. We took it out of the pot and put it into the really big pot.|
|Final tapping of the soil.|
|This is serious us.|
|This is silly us! Can you tell the difference?|
Posted by Ms. L and Division 15 at 22:05
Monday, 21 April 2014
We will joining close to fifty other classes documenting the growth of lima beans. We will be documenting our bean's growth on a shared wiki. You can check out our page, along with the pages of the other classes by clicking on this link. If you scroll down on the left hand side you will see our page. Feel free to snope at all the other class pages too. It will be interesting to see how quickly or slowly our bean plants grow.
Posted by Ms. L and Division 15 at 20:53
Friday, 18 April 2014
Ms. Lirenman has been reading us one chapter a day from a book called My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. As she finished each chapter this week we were left wondering what would happen next. On Wednesday we made comprehension drawings to link our thinking to what we might learn more about in the next chapter. You can check out these blogs on our individual student blogs under the "comprehension drawing" category.
|Here is a sample of one of our comprehension drawings. Check out our student blogs for more samples.|
The thing is we are not the only class reading this book. We are part of a very large group of grade one students reading and commenting on the book. We are in a book club and it even has it's own hashtag. The book club was created by Mrs. DeGroot a grade one teacher in Iowa. We, and many other classes are tweeting our predictions, connections, and wonders to the the twitter hashtag #1bc14. Tim Kaegl, a teacher whose class is also part of the book club made a map of all the classes participating.
Here are some of the tweets we've been reading and learning from. We can't wait to see what happens next.
Posted by Ms. L and Division 15 at 14:46
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Today the captions under each photo have been written by us. Ms. Lirenman did the typing but we told her what to write.
This is Derek. He guided us through the field trip. He was really nice. He taught us about salmon. He was really careful with the stinging nettle.
We saw Fry in cups. These are salmon when they are small. We each got our own cup.
We are walking our salmon to let it go in the river. We are walking very carefully. We learned that we had to put our hand on the top of the cup so the salmon wouldn't jump out. We learned that we couldn't shake the water.
We are walking down the bridge to the water.
We are about to let the salmon go.
We are letting the salmon go. Some of the salmon jumped out.
Derek told us the safety rules before we went on a trail walk along the river.
Derek told us that sometimes there are bears around and that they like to hid in trees. So we took a peek.
These are the bears we found. They didn't scare us they made us laugh.
We walked past some tanks of salmon. They were jumping a lot.
Then we watched a movie. After the movie we looked into the fry troughs.
Then we went to see the Coho. These Coho are free to swim out at any time. We fed them these little small brown pellets. When we threw the food in the salmon jumped to the surface to eat the food. In this picture they are jumping. Can you see them?
Before we went home we took a group photo. As you can see it was a beautiful day.
Thank you to all the parents that drove us and stayed and learned with us. It was a great field trip.
Posted by Ms. L and Division 15 at 15:07