Monday, October 12, 2015

Building Shapes and Exploring Nature in October

This week we have begun our unit on shapes and have been exploring shapes in a variety of ways. Students have been using our many math materials, as well as craft materials to create shapes. We are also working on sharing and explaining how we used our materials. Below, students are using cubes, wikki sticks and Popsicle sticks to make squares.. Look how many different ways we can make squares!! In the light box center, students are using shapes of different colors to create pictures and tell stories with them. We also noticed how some colors mix together to make others. 

 In our Science center this week, many students began bringing in items from nature to share in our "Nature Basket".  We have found acorns, leaves, bean pods and pine cones. The students love touching and exploring these items hands on and can learn so much from them. We learned about all the different places seeds can be found in nature.

In Ms. Kim's music class students have been working on using their singing voices to sing high and low. Here students use a piece of string to represent their voices going high and low. There are so many ways we can use our voices to make music!

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