Here are a few things I did with my class to celebrate the letter F.
We used fruit loops to build number sense and for graphing. We started by making our own graphs with the fruit loops on our plate. Then we figured out we could make numbers and letters by moving our fruit loops around on our plates. Next we made a class graph that showed which color of fruit loop we drew from the box. After analyzing our graph to see how many we had of each color and what color was chosen the most, we ate our fruit loops! Yum!
During our study of force and motion, we learned about gravity, push and pull, friction, and force. We experimented with the ways that objects move and different types of forces. We rolled cars over different surfaces and down ramps and we learned that stopping objects is a type of force just like moving them is. We ended our study with a Box Car Derby. The Derby helped give us a better understanding of how weight affects force and motion.
A few of my favorite force and motion books...
In celebration of the letter "F," we brought flashlights to school. Then we buddied up with a classmate and read with our flashlights in the dark.
We read The Foot Book, How Big is a Foot, and How Many Feet in the Bed then we measured our feet to see how many cubes long they were. We made a graph to see how many people had the same size of foot and who had the biggest and smallest foot.
We made a foot class book (This idea came from Brooke Perry)
We had Flip Flip day. Everyone wore flip flops. Then we made patterns using a flip flops and made a class book patterned after Mary Wore Her Red Dress. We wore our flip flops.