Last Sunday we headed to the apple orchard. It was a gorgeous day, we picked several kinds of apples, and we've been munching all week. We didn't bake a thing.
This week, we focused on making inferences. We started off using pictures and moved on to text. One of my favorite products to practice making inferences is Whose Pocket is Whose? created by Primary Polka Dots. This is the second year that I've used it, and the students are always engaged and eager to read for clues.
We finished up our tree unit this week. We went outside to do some observations on Monday and Tuesday. The rest of the week was pretty wet, so I'm glad we got outdoors! When we gathered on the grass, we noticed the extremely cool insect in the photo above. We took a few minutes to observe him. If you'd like to get a copy of the "Take a Closer Look at a Tree" sheet, click here.
There's a retired teacher who taught in our building for many, many years. I had the privilege of working in her room when I was an intern. I learned a lot from her. She still volunteers weekly in our building, and she created this bulletin board in the staff room to keep us all smiling.
I had a good week, but it was exhausting. This is my kitten Herbie. His body language in this photo pretty much illustrates how I felt most nights this week. Hooray for weekends!
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