Sunday, January 27, 2013

polar bear biscuits

How to Make Polar Bear Biscuits:
First, you need 2 refrigerator biscuits.  
Next, flatten one of the biscuits to make the face, and split the other biscuit in half.
Roll on of the halves to make the snout.
With the other half, make 2 balls for the ears.
Then, make eyes and a nose with the m&ms.
Finally, after the biscuits bake, sprinkle them with powdered sugar!

This week, as we continued to look at non-fiction writing, we tried our hand at procedural or
"how- to" writing.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

martin luther king, jr

Martin Luther King, Jr used his words to share big ideas about peace and love.
Kindergarteners and 1st graders shared their own big ideas about peace and love.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

How to Make a Snowman

We have made non-fiction writing a focus for our workshop this year.
The snow on the playground supplied lots of ideas and enthusiasm for writing "how-to" books.
We had ideas and suggestions as to the best way to create these frosty friends, despite the fact that almost half of us have not made a snowman before. 
We tried to remedy this at recess, but the snow did not cooperate.  I guess it was just not "snowman making" snow!
We have continued with our writing and our hope that we will make a real snowman soon.

Monday, January 7, 2013



Do you ever wonder why,
We don't see snowmen in July?

I'd love to splash around and swim,
And float in the water along with them.
Do you ever wonder why,
We don't see snowmen in July?
(D. Jump)
We wondered "why"...
so, we asked this essential question:
How can we change solid water (ice) into liquid water?