¡Feliz Octubre!

 baum-0101¡Feliz Octubre! = Happy October!  We have done many wonderful activities over the past week.  Some of you had the opportunity to  join us last Friday for a special morning of reading during Read with your Roadrunner.  We have been identifying place value, using beginning and ending sounds when we are reading and writing, using text features in non-fiction books, and continuing to use courteous words and actions toward others.  Read below to learn more about what we have been doing this past week.  Thanks for visiting our blog this week.

  • Conversation Starters
  • Read With Your Roadrunner
  • Math Snack
  • Outdoor Vocabulary Learning
  • A Smile for You!

Conversation Starters:

  • You started writing a story that zoomed in on a small moment in your life.  Your teacher wrote about spilling clementines in the classroom.  Tell me about your story idea.
  • This week in math, you learned a game called “Rolling for Tens.”  Tell me how to play this game and some of the combinations (or ways) to make 10.
  • You started talking about the number of tens and ones (place value) inside of numbers this week in math.  For example, the number 42 has 4 tens and 2 ones.  How many tens and ones do the following numbers have: 57, 82, 17, 30, and 33.  How do you know?

Read With Your Roadrunner:  At Robinson, we have occasional Friday mornings in which we invite the Robinson community into our school.  Last Friday was one of those special mornings!  It is incredible how many people (parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.) make their way to visit with their “Roadrunner” to spend time reading.  What a wonderful sight it is to see.  It’s beautiful to witness members from our learning community come to visit and spend time with us.  Look below to check out a few pictures of our RWYR morning last week.IMG_1725 IMG_1723 IMG_1724 IMG_1720 IMG_1721

Math Snack: You probably heard about the tasty snack we made recently, Bugs on a Log.  It’s always fun to make snacks in the midst of learning so we decided to do that with measurement and counting.  Each child needed to measure a three inch piece of celery and then put on peanut butter and raisins.  It was a fun way to integrate a healthy snack into our work day.  Check out the photos below to see some of the happy kiddos making their Bugs on a Log.

Here is another partnership working on cutting their celery.
Here is another partnership working on cutting their celery.
Bella and Olivia are on the step of spreading the peanut butter on the celery.
Bella and Olivia are on the step of spreading the peanut butter on the celery.

Outdoor Vocabulary Learning: This past Monday, we had a half-day of school and it was an AMAZING day of learning for all of us.  The older grades at Robinson, were doing something called Robinson University (an incredible event!), so first grade decided to do some great “outside-of-the-box” learning as well.  The entire first grade walked over to Meramec Community College for a texture scavenger hunt.  Each child had a bag to collect their findings and a necklace with the texture words they were looking to find.  We discovered textures such as: soft, hard, crunchy, and so on.  It was so much fun!  The kids seemed to really enjoy being outside and taking some of their learning off of the Robinson campus.  Check out a few of the photos below to see what it was like during our outdoor learning experience.

Our class was heading over to Meramec Community College for some outdoor learning.
Our class was heading over to Meramec Community College for some outdoor learning.
Emily was doing some exploring.
Emily was doing some exploring.
Gage and Quinn were happy to look for objects for our scavenger hunt.
Gage and Quinn were happy to look for objects for our scavenger hunt.
Here is a photo of Curran and Cole during our scavenger hunt.
Here is a photo of Curran and Cole during our scavenger hunt.
Look at the HUGE mushroom that Ruby found!
Look at the HUGE mushroom that Ruby found!
After our scavenger hunt, we walked back to Robinson together.
After our scavenger hunt, we walked back to Robinson together.

A Smile for You! You already read about the Bugs on a Log we made to work on our measuring skills this week.  While the photo below was from that same activity, it is such a happy one and I was hoping it would make you smile. 🙂  Thanks for reading our blog post this week.  Have a fun-filled, Fall weekend.

This HAS to make you smile!
This HAS to make you smile!
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