The students in Room 16 have been working so hard on our research reports and making an iMovie. I walked them through it, but they took the pictures, found pictures on the internet, cropped them, did their own recordings and editing! Check out their hard work below! :)
Hands-On activities are a way to get the kids moving, exploring, and learning. This week I introduced angles, vertices, sides, and other geometric shapes. In math, I gave each child a handful of straws and twist ties. I had the kids make shapes, point out sides, vertices, and angles. We compared and contrasted the shapes. Then I had them make certain shapes with the specific number of straws. The kids had a blast and learned a lot too! I love when I see the "lightbulb" turn on for some students and when I hear, "Oh, now I get it!" These are the best moments in the classroom!
Our class LOVED Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! We read and responded to each chapter and we talked a lot about the characters, the settings, making a movie in your head as I read, and asked questions before, during, and after each chapter. It was seriously amazing to see their minds work. As a wrap-up activity, I found pictures of the characters and I made them into posters. Then the students were put into groups and had to list words to describe their character and their traits. They loved this activity and I did too! It was so much fun! :)