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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 122- There is a BIG difference...

... between food with food coloring, and food that has gone bad. As a class, we talked about telling the difference between safely colored food and food that has gone fuzzy.

What better book to teach this lesson, than Green Eggs and Ham?
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I have a feeling that food safety was not the main reason that Dr. Seuss wrote the book, but it lent itself to a wonderful lesson! :)
The story is also a lesson in trying new things. My son could use this lesson, since he only eats chicken nuggets and pizza. Children need to learn that sometimes new things can look scary or weird (green ham???) but that doesn't mean it's bad.

After reading the story, we created a poster of the rhyming words.
Students created a 4-square and chose 4 sets of rhyming words, put them in sentences, and illustrate.

 After school I cut them up and chose the best ones. They will go outside our classroom with the poster. Come on by and check them out!

In the afternoon, we worked on our KWL on another American President, Abraham Lincoln.
 I'm not sure why they were convinced that he was the 4th President. I do find it interesting that my students are convinced that the Presidents also die in the same order that they were elected.

We didn't get very far into the Power Point I made, we kind of got side tracked on the tour of Lincoln's house in Illinois. (My soldiers were fascinated by the chamber pots under the beds! Explaining those was an adventure!) 
That's ok, tomorrow is another day! If you'd like the Power Point as well, click {HERE}.

I did make sure that my students got to spend some quality time outside in the wonderful weather. We soaked up lots of Vitamin D in preparation for tomorrow- it's supposed to storm all day.

** Parents- tomorrow students may wear their Dr. Seuss shirts and jeans, or read and white**
**Also- tomorrow is the last day for the 3rd grade schedule. next week We will be on 5th grade's schedule and will have lunch at our regular time.**

Math is going to be in a separate post

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