We have been exploring ways that we can be scientists by using our 5 senses, simple tools, and our curiosity.We took some time this week to study some interesting objects with our eyes, hand magnifiers, and our digital microscope.
We hope you will like our voicethread explaining what we saw. Please add your ideas – we would love to hear from you.
We have been reading poetry, talking about poetry, and writing some poetry.
Here is a poem we wrote together, and some students were willing to share one of their first poems they have written. Please leave comments either on the post or on the voicethread. We write for an audience!
We wrote a class poem today about baseball. First, we thought of a lot of words that had to do with baseball. We typed them on the smartboard. Then we moved each word into the order that we wanted – sometimes we repeated words.
The students wanted to record it, and thought about dropping a jing image into voicethread. It was a great idea, even if I didn’t think of it! Here is our voicethread called Baseball. Feel free to leave a comment about our poem, or tell us your favorite baseball team.
Auna chose a charming book called Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse by Walter Dean Myers. It is a book of antique photographs of African American children, and poems inspired by each photograph. This might be my favorite new find! Her book review will be posted next week.
Yesterday we worked with our post we made for our Australian friends. It got a few comments from across the globe last night. I am so pleased that people are interested in what Mrs. Wojtera’s Wonderful Ones have to say!
We have a voice thread to share. It is from one of our literacy centers this week. The children were sharing their thoughts on what they like to do on a snowy day. Share your thoughts with us by comments or by adding to the voice thread!
Who needs to add more to this student book review? Excellent reporting by Dalton:
The Gift of the Sacred Dog is a Native American book. It is by Paul Goble. It is about some Indians that have no more food and a boy went to the sun and asked it if it would give them more food. It gave them the sacred dogs. It said to take good care of them and they will get you more food. The Gift of the Sacred Dog is a good book from Dalton.
Here is our Famous Americans voice thread. We hope you’ll enjoy it!