September 24, 2011

This week....

This week was another busy one (really though, when are they not!?) Our reading anthology story was "All that Corn" so we learned all about how corn goes from the field to our house. We usually tie in a lot of farming during our social studies this week but with all of my ELD requirements and my focus on math it was really hard to fit much in this week!
Here is what we did though:
On Monday I had an ear of corn in my mystery box and the kids had to make guesses as to what it was (oral language practice). Then we passed it around and the kids got to touch the corn, peel the husk, and examine the kernals. This was very cool for my firsties because only 1 of them had ever seen an ear of corn before (crazy, right?).

We made farm crop flipbooks.
We ended the week with talking about the best thing you can do with kernals of corn- pop them! I've done this for years , but got the brilliant idea of popping it on the floor with the kids from Rachel, my friend and former student teacher. The kids went absolutely bizerk having the kernals fly out. Love it.

Last night was our school district's annual Duel in the Desert. It's a fun way to unwind with your friends and get some school spirit going. Unfortunately everyone (including myself) was exhausted and it ended up kinda being a bust for our school. Only a handful of us went and boy were we ready to get points and head home!
Today we went to a birthday party for one of my oldest and sweetest friends Megan's son. He turned 4 and celebrated it "Superhero Style" at Peter Piper Pizza. It was fun to catch up with her and some friends I hadn't seen in awhile and the boys had a blast playing games and eating pizza and cake!

Thanks for having us Megan! Now... off to the grocery store to prepare for tomorrow's big Gender Reveal Party!! xxoo


Jamie said...

Love the flip books...too cute!

Hope the party was LOTS of fun!

Megan said...

Thanks for coming! We sure do love you guys! :)

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

How fun for your students to investigate that ear of corn! :) I can't wait to have a class to use the popcorn lesson much fun!

Victoria said...

Love the corn project! The look on their faces is priceless! Megan's party looked really fun! RJ always looks like he is having a ball!