Morning Meeting by Yellow TableWe acted out one thing that we love to do. Everybody had to guess what it was.
At morning meeting Ms. Chown plays music and then we gather by the rug to start the meeting. When the music stopped we made a silly face. However, only the people who had read ALL the directions knew to to this!
Today we learned a new greeting with a high five and we played a game called "One thing I like doing is". In this game we had to act out one thing that we like to do. This helped us get to know each other better and it was fun to do the actions and to watch other people.
We also talked about the things that we want to do at morning meeting this year. Because it was quite a long discussion, we sang Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes to get our bodies moving again.
Baby Brains by Orange Table
When Baby Brains was born Mr and Mrs Brains were full of joy. The next day they woke up to a strange noise - their baby was sitting on the couch, reading the NEWSPAPER!
After that Baby Brains went to school, became a doctor and even went into space! We enjoyed the book because it was really funny and we could connect with the way that Baby Brains tried lots of new things but in the end wanted to be able to spend time with his family. However, the one thing we didn't like was the idea of going into hospital and finding out that a baby was going to do our operation. We imagined what the man who Baby Brains was operating would say when he woke up. His jaw would probably drop open!
Science by Blue Table
Recess by Purple Table
The Knowing You, Knowing Me Project by Red TableThe first stage of our project.
By the way, Knowing Me, Knowing You is actually a title of a song by Abba. It is very catchy and it made us all break out into dance when Ms. Chown played it. You should check it out.
Drawing Our Eyes - By Green TableWe used the mirror to look closely at our eyes and notice all the details.
Critique and a Few More Words from Ms. ChownAn eye with kind and specific feedback.
We will normally make sure that our critique is KSP (kind, specific and helpful). However, today we just focused on kind and specific feedback. That is because I had seen that everyone worked really hard on their eyes and I wanted to make sure that we were really experienced at pointing out things that were going well. After all, if we can recognize what is going well in someone else's work, it helps us to know what to do in our own work in the future. We can use their good ideas to help us improve ours. Also, getting positive feedback makes us feel proud and I wanted to end a session in which everybody had really pushed themselves to their artistic limits by having everyone feel good.
So Room 15, if you are reading this, I want to know - how did you find the critique session that we did today? What are you going to focus on next time you draw your eye and why?
In other news, each child should have brought home a project handout, a project timeline, a letter and two forms (one field trip permission slip and one medical form). I will put spare copies outside of the classroom in case any of these many pieces of information didn't make it home.
Lastly, I had another fantastic day. Thank you to all of the students in this class for being fun and silly when it is time to be fun and silly, and serious and studious when it is time to be serious and studious. Once again, we worked hard and got a lot done.