Sunday, October 5, 2014

Apples and more!

September is one of my favorite months for classroom activities. In September, we always do activities relating to apples and of course, we always cook something! 

This year was no different!

In September, we learned about the inside and outside of apples. We painted with apples. We learned about what an apple tree looks like through the seasons. Then, we ended the month with making blender applesauce with Mrs. Keck's class. It was a great time for the students to spend some time with their friend who are no longer in our class. The students did amazingly well, sitting patiently, for over an hour as each student was able to participate in parts of the applesauce recipe.

Our Apple Paintings




Peeling Apples with the Apple Peeler/Corer 



Enjoying some apple peel!


Using the PowerLink and switch to blend up the applesauce


Using TouchChat app to help 'read' the recipe and answer questions about the recipe



Summer Camp

This is a little late post, but I had to post a couple of the cute pictures from our summer camp unit in August.

We used marshmallows to paint a "campfire" as well as made a pretend campfire in the classroom by twisting construction paper to make logs, then adding red, yellow, and orange paper for the fire.


In one of our summer camp stories, we learned about actives that take place at summer camp. One of the activities was tie-dyeing. We decided to tie-dye bandanas. The students were allowed to choose 2 colors to decorate their bandana. Here are a couple of the finished products with their artists.



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Welcome Back!!

Summer seems to have came and went pretty quickly this year. The nice, cooler weather was a nice change to the hot, humid weather, but it put a damper on some of my pool days with my kids. We started this year talking about summer camp and things we didm this summer. 

You may have noticed books and visuals coming home regarding this theme. These materials are part of the Unique Curriculum that we will be using throughout the school year. The curriculum follows grade level standards as well as the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended. (Clinking on the links will get you additional information about these materials.) We will also be doing a daily journal (binder) that will be sent home each day where the students will 'tell' about their day. Look for this to start in the next week or so. It will be picture bases so that the students can help 'tell' about his/her day. 

I have posted the newsletter for September on the Newsletter tab as well as sent home a hard copy. Be sure to check it out as it has important dates, themes for the month, and my contact information.

If you have not done so already, please return the photo/video permission form and the donors choose permission form. I would like to use the next couple weekends to start posting pictures of our classroom activities so I need those forms back ASAP.

Look for pictures of our first couple weeks soon!!
Have a great week!

Melanie

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Petting Zoo

Our theme this month has been animals. We have read about baby animals and mommy animals. Our latest book was called At the Petting Zoo (from Unique Learning Systems). We followed Jack as he got to pet several animals and their baby animals at the petting zoo. Each student was asked what animal they would like see at a petting zoo. We created the following class presentation/book using an iPad app called  Haiku Deck!

Enjoy!



Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

McDonald's, here we come!!

Stop by and support Evendale Elementary
April 9th from 5:00-7:00pm

20% of the proceeds gets donated back to the school!!


* I'll be the photographer and social media correspondent!!