February 2, 2018- Our Porcupine and Hedgehog Study

While reading books by Jan Brett, the children were curious about one of the story characters named Hedgie the hedgehog. During our class discussion, someone posed the question-

What is the difference between a hedgehog and a porcupine?

This lead to an in-depth study about these animals. We listed things we already knew about them and posed further questions to investigate. We read books, looked up information using our iPads, drew pictures and made 3D hedgehogs and porcupines out of clay.

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February 1, 2018- Choice Times

We’ve been learning, growing and having so much fun together over the last few weeks. The children read many story books by authors Jan Brett and Ezra Jack Keats as well as non-fiction text about winter, hedgehogs and porcupines. We explored magnets, made snow dough, pretended to go camping, used the large blocks to make boats and cars, made patterns and measured with unifix cubes and created many, many masterpieces in the art center.

We have a new classroom job! The lunch counter gets to ask everyone if they are getting a hot lunch or have a cold lunch. The child then write an H or C and adds up how many for each category.