Peek of the Week

Mrs. Cousins' and Ms. Welker's Class

Language Arts

  • INTERACTIVE READ ALOUD
We will be learning how to make predictions. We will be using our background knowledge/schema and clues from the story to predict what will happen next in the story.

Here are some games online that may be fun for children to predict.



  • Phonics/Word Study
Continue to work on handwriting.


These are the strokes we will be teaching the children...

/Cc/-- start at top, pull back and around

/Oo/--start at top, pull back and around

/a/--start at top, pull back, around, up and down

here are other websites for handwriting practice

http://www.turtlediary.com/preschool-games/ela-games/write-lowercase-letters.html

http://www.turtlediary.com/preschool-games/ela-games/write-uppercase-letters.html

A cool App for your iphone or ipad

https://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/Handwriting+Apps


We will start learning when to use a capital letter. I will start expecting all the children to begin their sentences with a capital.


  • Writer's Workshop


We are still working on our personal narrative story. Ask your child what story they are writing about in writer's workshop.

Social Studies

  • Thanksgiving


Storybots song (Thanksgiving)-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4MbtUj4WHM


They were the Pilgrims song-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuz7GXb7QMU


Turkey Time song-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL1aJNT-95o


'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUYrgxswPyk


The Mouse on the Mayflower story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruaRLw5Gf5Q


A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ961y0VKEk


Gobble Gobble Turkey Song-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCM7xAg1tXw

Math

This week, we studied the attributes of 2D and 3D shapes. We created models of 3D shapes and used toothpicks to represent the edges and marshmallows to represent the vertices of the shapes. We also compared 3D shapes to 2D shapes and learned how to draw them! We also reviewed time to the hour and began learning to tell time to the half hour.


Next week, we will continue our study of time to the half hour, and then expand our knowledge of numbers.


Telling Time links:

Hip Hop around the Clock song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT2d4Eoi2vE

(telling time-Fairy godmother episode)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnbxgVswn00

What's the time song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyTKFGSuOnQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBvmO7NgUp0

Busy Beaver-what time is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eGkW3JnthI

Fun songs about Shapes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ5mZIInE6s


Storybots (rhombus)-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5B_ScUs1oo


Storybots(circles)-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc7gPfysIU8


Storybots(squares)-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOr2eRBluUs


Storybots(triangles)-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA2ney3n0wY


Storybots(rectangles)-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WHJio4TRNY


3D shapes I know-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnJVF2aeic8


Stack, slide, or roll rock song-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PqZbOYakJk


Home Challenge:

*Sort and classify household items into shape groups, then have students graph their data and see which shape they have the most of/fewest.

*Go on a shape search and look for shapes around you.

*Make a shape monster or other cool pictures using different types of shapes.

*Shape up your meals and look for different shapes that you eat.

*Make 2D and 3D shape crafts (turn a paper rolls into Pilgrims or Native Americans, sphere into a turkey, a cone into a tee-pee...get falling for shapes!)

*Make smores and identify the shape recipe! (also good with matter too!)

*Use cereal shapes or snack shapes as counters/pawns for board games.

*Draw shapes on concert using sidewalk chalk...play hopscotch.

Science

This week, we ended our unit of matter with tons of fun experiments. We made raisins magically move in sprite, created liquid layers in a jar, made a gas in a bottle which helped blow up a balloon, and observed gummy bears grow and change their properties of matter!


Next week, we will begin our new unit of study...energy! Students will understand the difference between heat, light, and sound energy! We will also be exploring how heat, light, and sound energy is transferred.


Energy Songs/links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyVF6R9e6xE


Saving Energy-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-g73ty9v04


Heat-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khZrs-UBq28


Frozen "In summer" song with Olaf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnEB2F_v_cE


Brainpop-heat-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgOlB4TmbBY


Brainpop light-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dolr6JyMcZk


Brainpop-sound-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgDh0xQ6DVY


Magic School Bus-sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0eg2Goiubc


Magic School Bus-light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugX1qbBhJEU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsuNTxGXqzU


Magic School Bus-heat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBJSsl8Y1ww



Matter Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C33WdI64FiY


Brainpop about Matter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mbiwggPy1I


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxxMQz8O4f8


Changes in Matter Science Rap song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj1IdOdmOjY


Adding heat/taking heat away Game:

http://archive.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/SolidsandLiquids/activities/changeit.html


Home Challenge: (some of these activities are a bit messy!)

*Here is a cool website that has tons of cool experiments that play with matter...

http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/01/glowing-science-kids-activity.html

*Mentos explosion- carefully open a 2 liter bottle of Diet Coke and quickly drop several mint mentos in the soda....matter volcano! (outside activity)

* Sort household items into solids and liquids or go on a nature walk and record examples of matter

* Make popsicles, jello, or fruit smoothies and watch the states of matter change over time

* Have a fondue party and melt cheese or chocolate and dip yummy snacks

* Melt an Ice cube-find ways to melt an ice cube quickly

* Save an Ice cube-find ways to prevent the ice cube from melting

* Make pottery or use play dough to change the shape of matter

* Blow bubbles and watch how air helps the bubble keep its shape before popping and releasing air back into our atmosphere

* Make Dr. Seuss's Oobleck

Notes and Reminders

Class Christmas parties are just around the corner. Stay tune for more information coming soon!


Nov. 3-19 Canned Food Drive & Toys for Tots Collection--any donation will help

Nov. 19 Thanksgiving Luncheon for 1st Grade

Nov. 24-28 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY


PTO Yearbook on sale online.