Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Scientists are back

We had our second visit from the Scientists in the School today.  Today's topic was on water.
 We experimented with sponges.

 And soaked some paper.  We then put crayon on paper and noticed how the water didn't soak through that.
 We experimented to find out what sinks and what floats.


 We made a boat.
 And sailed it in a big tub.

 The last centre was the best.   We got to pump water and move the boats around.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Parts of a flower

Today we dicussed the parts of a flower.  We cut out flower pieces.


 I made one too as we discussed where all the parts went.
 We labeled all the parts.
 Our finished flowers.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What Plants Need

We continue to monitor our plants and are keeping a sharp eye on them to see how they are growing.  Now that they have grown a bit, we talked about what plants need to grow.


My non-verbal children got a communication board with the symbols that we would be using.


My educational assistant facilitates one of my students using this one. As she points to the symbol and states what it is, she asks for a verbal sound as an indication of the one the student wants.


Each child got one of these sheets to fill out.


Together we made a class chart with what plants need.


The children had to cut out the correct symbol and word to make their sentence.


With assistance, several students used adapted scissors to cut their pieces out.



For my students that could print, I had them print out their responses.


This was the finished product for my students that cut and pasted their answers.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Seeds of growth

Our itty bitty sunflower seeds have started to grow.


 Our beans have just broken the surface.
 We measured them today and have recorded the results.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day SALEabration

Happy Memorial Day to all my American friends.  I honor of the holiday, I am linking up with my Top Teacher friends for a Memorial Day SALEabration.


All my items will be 20% off for Sunday and Monday, so head on over to my store to pick up some great deals.  Also check out the great stores below for more deals.





My New Favorite App

I found the greatest app this week on Junior's blog.  It's called Bugs and Buttons. It has the great graphics.

There are 18 games covering both academics skills such as sorting and counting along with IPad skills such as dragging and pinching.

Here are a few screen shots from their website.





The kids love the game.  It was definitely worth the small price.  Head on over to the Bugs and Button website for a complete list of the games and skills.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Guest Blogger

I'm so excited.  I'm doing my first ever guest blog.  Head on over to PreK + K Sharing to see my post about adapted art.

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