Friday, March 27, 2015

Lake Conestee Field Trip

We had the opportunity (and sunny weather) to visit Lake Conestee Nature Park on Tuesday, March 24!  This was a fun filled trip as we learning about the meadow, lake, and forest habitats!  Guides took us through these habitats, showing us living animals and animal skins from each habitat.  Students were able to see many animals and plants we have been studying with our Survival IB Unit: Pond Case Study.  Students were able to make discoveries looking under logs and using everyday materials to mimic animal sounds.  We had a great time (and we were worn out - some of us even slept on the way back to school)!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Father/Daughter Dance 2015

Chandler Creek PTA hosted our 1st Father/Daughter Dance on Friday, March 13th for our students and their dads/uncles/grandfathers!  It was a wonderful night full of special memories!  Our PTA transformed the cafeteria, provided punch and cookies, and hosted a photo booth to capture the moment!  We had several students attend from our class who danced the night away with smiles on their faces!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Josh the Otter

Our K5 was very excited to welcome Josh the Otter and the Rotary Club of Greater Greer to Chandler Creek today!  They shared the story of Josh the Otter with us along with the importance of water safety (and to always remember to float!).  Each student was given a Josh the Baby Otter book to share with his/her family at home!  You can also view the story here: Josh the Baby Otter

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday and is often celebrated along with Read Across America Week!  We had a lot of fun celebrating Dr. Seuss and his many fabulous books today.  Mrs. Shirk and I had a little fun too.

First we read Ten Apples Up on Top and did a "Making 10" addition activity with apples.

Next, we reviewed our -at family by making -at family hats after reading The Cat in the Hat!

We enjoyed a rhyming rebus reader and learning more about Dr. Seuss as a child during our  reading block.  And last was our favorite... Green Eggs and Ham!  After reading the book, students helped me count out 23 eggs (one for each person) and then they each dropped in a drop of green food coloring!  (This is an activity you SHOULD try at home!) While they went to work writing about where they would be eating their eggs, I set off to cook scrambled eggs for 23.  Once students finished writing from a location of their choice around the room, they each got to enjoy a special snack of green eggs and ham!

We have a lot more Dr. Seuss books to read and look forward to enjoying more books this week and all month!  Dr. Seuss has many wonderful books that are perfect for children who are just beginning to read since they incorporate many sight words and rhyming words.