This week, I really didn't do much teaching..lol.
That's a lie.
I did teach.
But we painted A LOT too.
We were getting ready for Multicultural Night.
We were Japan, I kind of claimed it since our pen pals are from Japan - which is SUPER cool to the students!!
So....our students made Kimonos and Fish...with watercolor paints - and LOTS of it.
(sorry - I tried fixing this 3 times, but it wants to stay vertical)
I didn't know this until I asked Suzy Q, but the fish symbolize the boys growing into strong men, because these fish go against the stream...
I think. ha! It's been a long day.
Also, this week, I finished reading them this book....
So we did some phonics skills with the -ant word "family."
We started by brainstorming some "ant" words...
They did great! I only gave them like 2 or 3 words, they did all the rest.
They each got their own word to write a sentence about and illustrate.
Then they made an ant craft and colored their picnic blanket - and voila!
Aren't they SUPER cute??
I was going to make a pack for the book, I had some GREAT ideas to do with it, but time was running out and you know - I just can't do everything I want to do! I wish I could, but I must let go sometimes - in fact I think that was my word in January...hmm...I'll have to check.
We also read one of our SN...
I just LOVE these things!!
We did a double-bubble comparing summer and winter Olympics, the we made torches.
I love them :)
And so did they - they decided to have a fish fry...lol. They're so silly.
That goes with our camping theme at least.
I never got to my camping theme this week!!!
Yes, I'm dead serious :(
But they did get their time capsule from the beginning of the year - and compared themselves to their string from the b.o.y....I always love seeing how they grow.
They love reading how they answered their questions...not so much what their answer was, but they commented on their letter reversals and invented spellings...hehe - it's so cute.
Ok - that's it for now.
Time to go give B her bath.