Who wouldn’t want to try items such as maggots, bloody owl eyes, swamp water, toad legs 7 dirt, fish eyes, bloody worms, snakes & grubs, toad warts, clover bread, and rat tails & mouse balls in a delicate blood sauce (among other delicacies)? The second graders in L-6 and L-7 generously provided lunch for the building in a tradition based on the reading group book, A Toad for Tuesday, a book based on friendship. Remarkably, in the end there were only a few crumbs left.
What a wonderful day L-6 had on April 18, filled with activities connected to math, science and technology. We began our day with an all-school gathering and visit from Horizon Wings, an organization that helps injured birds of prey. Back at our classroom, three fifth graders gave us a presentation and short video about the recycling program at Foote. We also had the opportunity to visit Mr. Cunningham’s science room to discover many living creatures in pond water, a connection to our aquatic habitats unit. Other activities included finding adjectives in the Sacred Woods, buddy lunch, a reading of The Lorax by special guests, Erika and Kelly, and an activity lead by math specialist Heather Zetterberg based on the book, Change the World Before Bedtime. It was a full day, and I’d guess the children slept well that night!
Monday 4/22 6-Trait writing: The importance of word choice Tuesday 4/23 Labeling a picture (related to writing on-fiction) Wednesday 4/24 Math greater than & less than symbols Thursday 4/25 What is something you discovered about glue and water (follow-up to Wednesday’s science exploration) Friday 4/26 Find the outlier (-ough)
Monday 4/29 Number of days in each month poem (30 hath September, April, June & November. All the rest have 31, except the 2nd month alone. 28 we assign, Leap Year gives it 29.) Tuesday 4/30 Brainstorming for good verbs Wednesday 5/1 What will you do to show good sportsmanship on Field Day? Thursday 5/2 Math Friday 5/3 Find the outlier (I’m, you’re, aren’t, isn’t, won’t)
Monday 5/6 Word exchange: happy Tuesday 5/7 Adjectives that tell how you feel Wednesday 5/8 How will you show Falco’s Pride on the field trip? Thursday 5/9 What is a connection you made on the field trip to our curriculum? Friday 5/10 Find the outlier (quack, quench, quick, quiet, Kwanza)
Last week, Margy and Ellen escorted L-6 to the community garden for some measuring and spreading of mulch. The class was tremendously cooperative and supportive of one another and the activity was a huge success!
Monday 4/8 Adding details to a topic Tuesday 4/9 Counting collections of coins Wednesday 4/10 + and – 10 from any number Thursday 4/11 What will you do to show proper etiquette at the Yale Art Gallery? Friday 4/12 Find the outlier (boxes, taxes, lynxes, foxes, oxen)
Monday 4/15 Double-digit addition and subtraction, with and without regrouping Tuesday 4/16 Writing strong endings Wednesday 4/17 What will you do to make our guest teacher feel welcomed? Thursday 4/18 What is something you can do to help our earth? Friday 4/19 Find the outlier (speed, dream, chief, bread, these)
One day, during an indoor recess, L-6 performed an impromptu version of Peter Pan. They did a wonderful job of remembering so many details of the production we saw this fall, as performed by the Middle School.