Sunday, March 05, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Fun

Well it's turning green in our classrooms- we are getting ready for the week of
 St. Patrick's Day- and the kiddos are having the best time. We have our hundreds charts up on the wall.
Click on the link to get our hundreds charts.
St. Patrick's Day Hundreds Charts

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We our working on our writing and sequencing. What would you do if you had a pot of gold?
The kiddos went brainstorming and they came up with the cutest ideas.
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Monday, February 27, 2017

Compound Words

What a week we have been having. Wearing capris and flip flops in February!!!! This Tennessee weather. You've got to love it. This week we have been super busy constructing compound words. 
This is one of the kiddos favorite lessons.  They love Compound Connor.
 
I always introduce him at the very beginning of the lesson and we use him all week long for our exit tickets. After his wonderful introduction and the intro
lesson all about compound words, he has a problem that he shares with us.... He needs our help!!!!!


video
 
Compound Connor needs our help constructing compound words. I made this video using
Chatter Pix. The kids just love it when I put their names in the video. It really draws them in and gets them involved with the learning.
 
  
Then it's time for us to get to work. This is where my differentiated lesson comes into play. Differentiation is based on the premises that student learn in different ways. Because of this, I had to provide them with a number of different options for learning. Even before my lesson brgan, I did a pre-assessment to divide my students into the correct groups. Each grouphad a different level of compound words. From the lowest level with picture cards, the middles levels with words and pictures, to the upper level with only words and making sentences with those words. The kids were having such a great time. While they were working, I put on some construction noise to help us along with our lesson. It really got them involved with their work. Click on picture below for construction noise. 


Construction noise (Click on picture) 
 
After we find our compound words, we list them on our work mats for us to check and go over.


We also do a dump truck matching game throughout the week to help reinforce the lesson and for extra practice for anyone who may need it.

All of these activities is in our Compound Words Unit along with an anchor chart and a few more compound construction themed worksheets to go along with our lesson throughout the week.


  I used this lesson during an evaluation and it was a complete hit!!! 


For some more compound word worksheets, check out our freebie.
Click on picture
 
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!!
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

50th Day of School Activities

We finally made it to the 50th Day of school. We have been counting down the days!!! The kiddos were so excited!!
 To start 50's day off, we went to our city museum and saw items that were used in our past. This was a great way to learn about how things were then and how they are different now when we got back to our classroom.
                 We learned about the clothes they wore and the schooling they received way back when......
We had a blast doing our 50's day activities....We loved the numbers hidden picture during math time.

From Coke Floats,Poodle Skirts and our boy and girl craftivity....Our day was packed with great games and
a Rockin' Sock Hop.......
We loved counting by 5's to 50 during our Snack Time.

We also had a special visitor enter the building for songs and pictures....... 
We had a wonderful day!!!!!!! 
All the activities we did came from our 50th Day of School Freebie.
Click on picture to download!!!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50th-Day-of-School-Activities-and-Craft-Freebie-1643123

Now it's time to count to 100 !!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Vocabulary Journals


 Vocabulary journals are one of the best and easiest resources for your students to help "build" their vocabulary. I used  these vocabulary journals last year and saw my student's vocabulary increase significantly in their writing and speaking. I copy the cover onto colored copy paper and write the students name on the front and staple the pages together. I use this for Math and Ela. Each time we write a word we go over the previous words. It helps keep it fresh in their minds. My teaching cohart makes 2 journals- one for math and one for ela- both ways work great.

       

Click the picture to check it out 
     https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vocabulary-Journals-Build-it-Up-2501588

There are many different versions for different uses and grade levels- I love using the illustration pages for reading vocabulary words I do not put these in the journals- I use the alphabet pages- for our daily journals.
                                            




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