Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ice Rink Field Trip Fun!

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We FINALLY got to the ice rink for our field trip!  We were supposed to go in early January.  We had a two hour delay that day due to weather.  So I chose a date later that month.  No joke - another two hour delay.  The kids couldn't wait to go!  Between my class and the fourth grade class that went, I believe only one student had been to an ice rink before.  When they all got on the ice, this is what it looked like:

After awhile, they got the hang out of it and had a BLAST!

Here are two videos as well:

Some of my kiddos wanted a selfie with me.  Look at their wonderful smiles!

Truth:  I can't ice skate.  I've been to the ice rink before (including when I took my class last year.)  I always hold onto the wall while going around the rink.  I'm way too nervous to let go!  My students were DETERMINED to get me off the wall.  One of my girls took my hand and led me around the rink!  Bless her heart! I wish I had a picture of it or on video, but to my knowledge, no one took any.

While I'm thinking about it, thank you to Mr. R and Mrs. V for taking pictures and videos!  Thank you for sharing with me!

The students watched people practicing their hockey skills in the other rink.  Before we left, they got to see the Zamboni!

They did NOT want to leave!  One girl told me she wants to live at the rink!

When we returned to school, we celebrated the 100th day of school.  The students were split up into groups and given 100 cups.  They had to collaborate and build a structure with their cups.  That turned into them combining all of their cups to create a hockey rink.

I think they did an AMAZING job!

Our field trip was definitely worth the wait.  They all want to go back! 

The students are almost done writing their scripts.  Pretty soon, we'll choose the one we're going to use for our movie!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 2, 2018

Measurement Fun

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Hello everyone!

I just wanted to give a quick update on a mini project we worked on!  This marking period, the students learn about measuring with nonstandard units of measurement.

This week the students traced each other on white butcher paper.  The students decorated themselves.  To throw in a bit of hockey fun, I pulled up some pictures of Washington Capitals jerseys from over the years.  I told the students they could make their shirt like one of the jerseys.  Most of them did! 

After decorating, the students spent time measuring various parts of their bodies using unifix cubes.  The students had to measure the following:
  •  the width of their head
  •  the length from their shoulder to their fingertips
  •  the length from their knee to their foot
  •  the length from their neck to their leg
  •  the length from head to toe!

The students recorded their answers, glued their worksheet on their paper, and cut around their bodies.  We hung their bodies out in the hallway.
Two of my girls waiting to hang their picture up!

The kids did a great job and had a ton of fun!


Now for a hockey update:  We are still working on our movie.  Aside from curriculum, January was busy with assessments, snow days, and snow delays!  In fact, our field trip to the ice rink has been delayed TWICE due to weather.  We are **HOPEFULLY** going next Friday!

This afternoon, the 1st and 4th graders will get together to continue writing their scripts!  I'm looking forward to seeing what they write!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


Ice Rink Field Trip Fun!

  Image from here .  We FINALLY got to the ice rink for our field trip!  We were supposed to go in early January.  We had a two hour ...