Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mrs. Busch and Mrs. Kort
February 20th-March 3rd

We had so many fun things happening in and out of the classroom the past couple of weeks! The weather was very cooperative which led to many exciting hikes! Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday was a definite hit! Who can go wrong with Oobleck, Green Eggs and Ham and Fish Printing? Now, we welcome March!

In language arts, we read “ The Right Number of Elephants,” “ Quiet Cricket,” “Red Fish, Blue Fish,” and Mr. Brown can Moo-Can You?”. Our letters for each week were “E” and “Q”.

letter "E"

In math, we worked on sorting animals by color and family, counting with cars, counting with the teeth / dice game, bead patterning and counting with goldfish.

bead patterns
animal sorting

In science, we observed an owl's egg, a “dinosaur” egg and a turtle egg. Keep on the look out for different eggs where you go! We conducted a dental experiment using Coke and letting a white egg sit in it overnight. Ew, this is what happens when we don't brush our teeth! We did some cooking as we all helped make “Green Eggs and Ham” ( green pudding and a nila wafer ). Mrs.Kort measured the height of the river using a stick after all of the rain we got!

stirring our green eggs and ham

brushing teeth

 In dramatic play, we took on the roles of dentist, dental hygienist, patient and receptionist in our dental office. We roared, quacked and growled as we put on puppet shows in our puppet theater.

welcome to our dental office

In sensory, we dug through “grass” to find animals that lay eggs. We brushed a pretend tooth with real toothpaste and tooth brushes. Did we get the tooth clean? In honor of Dr. Seuss, we had a lot of fun getting messy with Oobleck!

messy fun with Oobleck
color combining

In art, we painted with toothbrushes, decorated letter “E” with google eyes, elephant stamps and the number eight. We painted with toothbrushes and Q-tips on letter “Q.” We created quilts with fabric squares and made unique red, blue ( and purple too ) fish prints.
Q-tip painting
fish printing

Thank you!
Mrs.Busch & Mrs. Kort