Apple Day (day 3)
Well we didn’t get done nearly everything I wanted to get done because my kids found out it is my birthday today and they were more interested in that! They made me write about myself in our Morning Message today–I feel so selfish doing that! They said that because I write about their birthdays in the message, I have to write about mine too! So I said, fair enough–and wrote about my b-day. I’ll post pictures later today or tomorrow about what we did, but here it is in a nutshell….
We looked back over our tasting graph from yesterday and talked about what we could write about it. They came up with some great ideas and you will see those in the pictures later. We also put an apple in our balance scale and estimated how many 1 inch cubes it would take to make the scale balance. We wrote down the estimates and then checked them. It was a great way to introduce the scales for this year and it got the kids excited about using them–like they aren’t already! 🙂 We will use them tomorrow with a variety of math tools. We then wrote about our estimates, who was the closest and furthest. We also read The Apple Pie Tree (Big Book) from Scholastic–it was in one of our old reading series.
We were going to do the pattern block apples, and the Apple Happy book that I made, but I guess that’s for tomorrow! It’s also exactly why I do my lesson plan book in pencil! 🙂
Here are the photos: