Saturday, October 27, 2012

Skeletons and Monster Verbs!

This week were busy putting together our paper plate skeletons and labeling the bones.  We could not have done it without the help of Valerie, Mrs. B and Mrs. Van Nice.  Thank you so much!

Last week we were introduced to our skeletal system and extended our learning this week by putting our skeletons together and digging a little deeper to learn the names and functions of each of the major bones from our feet to our skulls.  While we were putting our skeletons together we listened to and sang Dem Bones.

We have also been learning about adjectives and how they describe nouns.  We made some cutie pie monsters and followed the pattern from the book That's Not My Monster.  After we made our monsters we rotated through stations that contained 2 or 3 of our classmates monsters.  We chose a monster that wasn't ours and then picked a noun and described it with an adjective.  It was kind of tricky because we couldn't change the structure of the sentence Mrs. Williams gave us (That's not my monster.  Its_______ are too _______.  The last sentence was; That's my monster.  Its ________ are so______.).  When we were finished with this part we copied the entire piece of writing in our most beautiful handwriting.  This lesson helped us learn about writing complete sentences, using adjectives to describe nouns, sentence structure and provided some spelling and handwriting practice.

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