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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, week of 3/18

Here are some photographs taken by Ingrid and Camilo, our class photographers for the week. Most of the pictures were taken during our field trip to the local produce store. We got an iPad Mini, courtesy of DonorsChoose.org, and are using the iPad Mini’s camera to take pictures of our classroom activities. We’re also using the iPad’s apps to practice math, reading, and more.
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 3/22/13

Above: our flock of birds is growing This afternoon we did some painting before choice time. Most of them were dry by the time we packed up for library, but some people put their paint on pretty thick and their paintings weren’t dry! At choice time we made more birds. The birds are still very popular; we had a sign-up sheet and people kept
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 3/15/13

Above: Margot’s bird Today during choice time we finished the coin project and started a new art project- making birds! We used empty toilet tissue rolls for the bodies and craft sticks for legs and necks. We glued googly eyes onto paper cut-outs for the heads and then attached those to the necks. And of course feathers! The bird table was very popular. We’ll
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 3/8/13

Above: Orlando starts his Word Sort We often do Word Sorts to help us learn about the sounds that words make. Families have probably seen lots of these coming home over the year! We start with a sheet of paper with different pictures or words to sort, plus some words and/or pictures that shows the categories. Then we cut the pictures apart and glue
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 3/1/13

Today during Writing Workshop we wrote about what we are going to do this weekend. First, Teacher Nobie led us in writing some sample sentences. We wrote two sample sentences, emphasizing transition words. The first was what we were going to do. The second sentence is what we want to do. We had a choice of using either start, “I am going to” or
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 2/22/13

Above: The parade Today was our last class of dance with Djenane. We got into our groups and each member of the group wore a lei of the same color (the colors matched our table colors). There were four stations to rotate through, each with different props: jump rope, pompoms, dance ribbon, and a marble and cup game. Djenane played the drum to tell
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 2/15/13

There was a lot happening at choice time today! Above, Ben, Ingrid, Iisis, and Leeyana made some huge structures with the Magna Tiles. Margot worked hard on a drawing of jewelry- bracelets and necklaces with their beads in different patterns. Also we did more lucky envelopes for Chinese New Year. Lia shows her envelope: Francisco’s has a king on it. “A king rocketship!”  
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 2/8/13

Above: Chloe shows her lucky envelope Today in class we talked about some important upcoming holidays, like Valentine’s Day, Pancake Breakfast, and Chinese New Year! The new Chinese year is 4710, the Year of the Snake. We read a book called Cat and Rat, by Ed Young, which tells the legend of the Chinese Zodiac, plus explains why cats and rats hate each other.
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 class, 2/1/13

Above: Anthony (visiting from Ms. Redd’s class), Javaris, and Camilo show the Lego planes they made. Today during choice time we made more books. The books have been a big hit with our class! Everyone who wanted to make a book got a chance, and then some people came back to make their second books. Miranda’s grandfather, who is visiting from Taiwan, came to
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 1/25/13

Above: moving in a line, dancing like chickens. We’d been talking about dance class all day and could hardly wait for Teacher Djenane to get there. Djenane is from Haiti where they speak both French and Creole. Today we are learning a song called “Ti Garçon” which means “Little Boy” in Creole. First we got into a circle (quietly!) and did little stretches. Then
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