Happy Friday!! Today was a loooonnng day - we had lots of fun but some other craziness in the school made it a little tricky to stay focussed. The end of the day could not come quick enough - and then some of my students were dawdling when getting ready for home. How to impress upon them the importance of being quick on a Friday at the end of the day without getting hysterical is something I am working on for next week. I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share some of our "snow time" activities from this week.
We cut a pineapple! Big deal you say, wait there is more. We followed the procedural writing given to us by a Grade 3/4 class and used their success criteria to give them two stars and a wish feedback. The pineapple was delicious and it was really fun to go upstairs to see the big kids and give them our thoughts. We graphed our feelings about pineapple with a yes/no survey. I used my awesome thumbs up sticky notes I got at Target, which is now closing in Canada!!!!! Ugh!
We stacked mini-marshmallows to collect and organize data. We did this earlier with large marshmallows but we did not organize our data - this time we talked about how to show our data so that it was easy to understand and talk about. And we ate marshmallow, hello, who can resist!
We did a telling time scavenger hunt. We are working on telling time to the hour and half hour. We did a find your matching card activity (analogue and digital clock match). Then we did a find and record hunt. They had a blast.
We made a mini-snowman! We are working on procedural writing (that is why we did the pineapple cutting - it was a writing swap!). So I made a mini-snowman as the students gave me instructions. We recorded each step. Then we watched the snowman melt away throughout the day - this was to introduce the concept of elapsed time!!
You can check out the telling time task cards here if you are interested. The include a recording sheet to do the elapsed time snowman melting activity too.