Thursday, March 29, 2018

Build a bench: Part 1

Let's put our students to work! 
Our class auction project is to design two benches. The first part was to prepare the lumber for painting.

This project focuses on teamwork, cooperation, and communication skills. 

Students moving the lumber outside.
More lumber moving!
It takes teamwork to move a table which will act like saw horses.
Measuring the lumber to cut the boards in half. Students learned that each board was
2 in by 4 in by 8 ft. So to cut it in half we would have to cut on the 4 ft mark.
Pulling out the staples and labels on the boards.
Cutting the boards was a new experience for most of our class! It was great to see them try a new skill.

New experiences are important to encourage further explorations. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Dr. Seuss Day

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day! Across the country, thousands of people participate by bringing together books and students. 

What better way to celebrate than to read with our 1st grade friends?

Dr. Seuss wrote at least 44 books in his lifetime.

Did you know that Dr. Seuss would have been 114 years old this year?

Dr. Seuss books are full of different messages. 
For example, he encourages children to be open-minded in the story Green Eggs and Ham by telling the reader to try something new, you might like it. 

At the end of the day, students voted in our class "cutest stuffy" contest. The winner was the husky!