May 6, 2019
Last week, Barn Swallows listened to a read aloud of Wind in the Willows as they tried to imagine what the setting looks, sounds, and feels like. They created watercolor paintings of the setting.
In math, first graders worked on solving addition story problems and fact families with penguins. They worked on figuring out even and odd numbers to 20, and which addition double, or double plus one creates each sum. Second graders listened to a story called One Hundred Hungry Ants. Students used the story as a backdrop for arranging groups of 100 and then 120 ants in even marching rows of two, four, five, and ten lines. Students considered the ways in which a group of hungry ants can evenly share one, two, and three granola bars, using denominators of 2, 3, and 4.
On Thursday, both classes spent the afternoon replanting Take-a-Bite gardens that had been built by former level one students. Barn Swallows watched a video showing past students working on their projects so that they could get ideas for our project. They decided that they want to spruce up old Take-a-Bite beds and build mini-beds to use for demonstrations on how to care for a garden. You will get to see parts of their project at the next Celebration of Learning on May 29th.
Last Friday was the Talent Show! Several Barn Swallows performed and did a fantastic job! Before the Talent Show we talked about the fact that performing can cause anxiety and that it's important to be polite and encouraging to those who are on stage. They did a nice job of being a supportive audience!
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