1. The students used this really cool tool in music this week, and they were wanting to try it at home too. Here is the link:
2. The PTO is having a fundraiser at Chipotle on Monday 3/14! Here is the flyer:
On Tuesday we started learning "How to" writing. We talked about how writers can write to teach you something. I told the kids they were now going to be the teachers and I was their student, and they could teach me anything they wanted! To start it off, I told them to teach me how to make a jelly sandwich. They gave me some directions like "get bread, get jelly, smash together". So, I then followed their directions literally and made a very silly looking sandwich (you may have seen this lesson before, I know I have had to do it as an adult to learn how to give specific directions). They then tried again and were more specific (first you need 2 pieces of bread, then use a knife to spread jelly) and it turned out much better :) They then wrote a how to about the topic of their choice.
We also started learning about character traits this week. We talked about how character traits are what make the character in the story unique inside and outside. We talked about our very favorite character in our classroom, No David, and picked some of his traits. We then read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle and picked out some of her traits.
Lastly, Wednesday was read in an unusual place day at Indian Trail. We read in the teacher's lounge. It was so fun :)
We also continued with our "afternoon tubs" which has been great.
See you back here next week.