We have started a new unit on Geometry. Over the next few weeks, we will use pattern blocks, geoboards, and polydrons to investigate many different 2- and 3-dimensional shapes. Besides learning to recognize and name these shapes, we’ll explore how they’re alike and different, what happens when we put them together, take them apart, and move them around by sliding, turning and flipping them. We’ll also consider the shapes that are all around us, both human-made and those occurring in nature. I hope you have fun with this weeks math homework which reinforces what we are learning.
After reading Eric Carle’s The Honeybee and the Robber, we made our own honeybees using his style for inspiration. While cutting and glueing the parts of a bee, we learned the vocabulary for the parts of all insects. Ask your child what the three body parts of an insect are? (head, thorax, and abdomen) Our Science Table is now set up to investigate insects. An insect came to class from Mrs. Lundeberg’s rose garden. Liliana went to the garden and gathered a few thing for its habitat. Right away everyone wanted to know what it was. We used our resources to identify the insect, then to learn more about it. Did it really have six legs?
On nicer days you might find us playing kickball or some of our favorite P. E. games in the field. Monday shoes became a safety issue. There were sandals, clogs, shoes too small (ouch), and shoes too big (fly off when kicking). Please send your child each day ready for action.