Another Good Afternoon
Posted by mrsmelva on 24/03/2009
Yesterday we had a very good afternoon. We continued with the colouring pages as they came in, and the tutor was able to pull some students for individual math assessments. I did homework folders, monitored the class and had a couple of kids finish some unfinished work that had been sitting for a while. From there I moved to totally teacher directed lessons, a song to review of letters and sounds, counting to 100 with the chart and a big book story, The Mitten by Jan Brett. That brought us to recess time and recess would be followed by a field trip to the northern store to see some furs, specifically badger and raccoon fur since the children thought the badger in the story was a raccoon. During the reading I showed them the cover of The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn and asked if it was a badger on the cover, they knew it was a raccoon. We went to see the furs and had a great time. We did have some rough behaviour while walking and in the bootroom so we discussed that when we returned to class and prepared a thank you letter for the store. Today we will draw and write about the experience and the furs that we saw. (The morning class had time to do that yesterday)
Here are the furs hanging on the wall of the store office. Next is the raccoon’s tail, then the faces of the raccoon and badger.
The children were very well behaved in the store. They enjoyed the chance to see the furs. We also got to see a silver fox and and arctic fox. They were able to touch the furs. We made the connection between trapping the furs and snaring rabbits.
Today we are going ice fishing after recess. After the last ice fishing trip I gave each child a small photo to take home. Yesterday when I told them we would be going fishing again they asked if they would get a picture – donations for ink anyone!?!
This very plain looking bulletin board is homework sent after our previous fishing trip. There were two boxes, one for the parent and one for the child to draw/write about ice fishing. The children very eagerly go to the bulletin board to share their work and others’. It may look plain, but it has a lot of meaning for the children and they are very proud of their parents’ work as well as their own.