Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bear Bus & The Crayon Box that Talked

This week we read "The Crayon Box that Talked" by Shane Derolf. I asked the children to think about why we were reading this story and what it had to do with Martin Luther King, Jr. They made the connection that it doesn't matter what we look like, but we are all important and we all need to work together to accomplish our goals. Then, each student drew their self portrait in the oval and cut it out. Then, they chose a crayon to glue their self portrait on. Finally, we will put the crayons together in a crayon box to represent our class box of crayons.

In math, we continued to work on place value by playing Bear Bus. We took turns rolling two dice and putting "bears" onto the bus. If there were more than 10 bears on the bus, the bears would wait at the bus stop. Then, the students recorded how many ones and how many tens of bears were on the bus or waiting.

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