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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 59- Flaming Ball of Gas!

We are studying space in science this week. We have already made a list of the objects that can be seen in the daytime and nighttime sky,
 so now we have to learn some interesting facts about them. For example, did you know that the Sun is a star? And, more importantly, the Sun is a flaming ball of gas! Check out this Delk original!

Oh, the Sun is a flaming ball of gas!
(ball of gas)
Oh, the Sun is a flaming ball of gas!
(ball of gas)
It gives us light.
It gives us heat.
It's energy can't be beat!
Oh, the Sun is a flaming ball of gas!
(ball of gas)
 I was singing that all day! Move over, Dr.Jean, where's a new song writer in town! We also looked at another Delk Original about the Moon. (no video of this one)

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Moon

Twinkle, twinkle little Moon
I'm so glad I'll see you soon!
You shine in the darkest night,
You reflect the Sun's bright light.
Twinkle, twinkle little Moon,
I'm so glad I'll see you soon!

Feel free to share the musical love!

In reading, I chose a Hebrew folktale that I love- Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

I really like the moral- You can always make something from nothing.I really like this story because it shows kids that it pays to be imaginative!
Anyhoo- the story starts out with the phrase, "Joseph had a little overcoat. It was old and worn." Which reminded me of a writing prompt that Mrs. Hughes shared with first grade! So, we made a list of all the things that Joseph turned his overcoat into. (um, pretend the picture is really good)

Then my students were to pick something from the list and fill out this paper using our adjectives chart and their imaginations.

For example: I have a coat. It is fluffy and soft. It can keep me warm but it can't bake a cake. I like my soft, fluffy coat because it is pink.

We watched the video of Joseph. I found it on Youtube, so you can watch it too!

It leaves off some of the items from the book, but I can't complain!

In math we looked more into using addition to help us solve subtraction problems. My students did really well! Most of them chose to use the 'count up' method, and everyone did a great job with the math game we played when we were done! I didn't get a picture of the game, but if we play again tomorrow, I will.

Literacy center pictures:

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