Saturday, March 18, 2017

Weekly Summary 3/13-3/17

Last week it felt like spring; our playground was muddy, flowers were starting to poke out of the ground in our gardens, and children were running around without coats.  In celebration of this, I chose the poem "Mud" by Polly Chase Boyden for our poem this week.  It turns out I should have found a snow poem.  But leave it to Michigan weather, by the end of the week, boots were covered with mud again.  

by Polly Chase Boyden

Mud is very nice to feel
   All squishy-squash between the toes!
I’d rather wade in wiggly mud
   Than smell a yellow rose.

Nobody else but the rosebush knows
How nice mud feels
   Between the toes.

In math we are busy working with multiplication and division.  As part of the sustainability theme, we started a seed project.  The children will harvest seeds from various plant and dry them.  The first seeds came from the one pumpkin that actually made it to maturity in our garden last fall. Our reading of Mary Poppins came to completion this week. I am now reading Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl to the class.

We are very excited to have a new first grader starting in our class on Monday.  Welcome to Charlee and her parents Dane and Carrie. 

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