Friday, March 27, 2015

Exploring Sculptures & 3D Shapes

This week we have begun an exploration connecting math, art and natural materials through a study of sculptures. We started our week learning about 3D shapes in our world. We went on a  "shape hunt" at home and at school.

Then we made a visual tree map showing the spheres, rectangular prisms, cubes, cones, and cylinders we found!

Then we visited the Noguchi Sculpture museum and observed sculptures made of volcanic rock, marble, and metal. We learned about what kind of tools Mr. Noguchi used to make his sculptures.
 We observed many 3D shapes in the sculptures we saw; as well as patterns made of natural color tones of marble and rock.
After that, we made our own sculptures using natural materials such as paper, wood, and cotton. We folded and twisted our papers to make many interesting shapes!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

 Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Today we celebrated the birthday of one of our favorite authors. Our class has been enjoying listening to and reading our favorite Dr. Seuss books and listening for the rhyming words we hear. We love using rhymes to help us spell word family words, too!
Today we made "at" word family "Cat in the Hat" hats.
After reading the Dr Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham, We made green eggs and tried them to see if we like them. Many of us did like green eggs! We love trying new things!

During centers we did Dr. puzzles featuring rhyming words from The Cat in the Hat and Hop on Pop. We also played some games at the Seussville website.