Is it weird that I have an ice-chest full of caffeine in my classroom? It’s been one of those weeks, if ya know what I mean! The big kids have been testing (bless their hearts… students and teachers) and we’ve been a little confined in our classrooms. My team decided to host a little snack party for the teachers, and I still have lots of Coke left in my room. Things *may* be getting out of control when it comes my caffeine intake at this point. Not to mention I “gave up” sodas a couple of weeks ago. You can see that obviously went over well 😉 I also have a healthy drink thrown in the mix that has yet to be consumed, ha!
We have definitely been busy when it comes to Poetry. Today, we made frogs from my Frogs and Butterflies unit and wrote Haikus about them. This was no easy task, I’ll tell you that much! After several tries, we finally produced Haikus that followed the syllable rules 🙂 “Mrs. Lemons, if we say it fast can we make the word one syllable instead of two??” hahahaha
Yesterday we wrote Cinquain Poems about sharks. I’ve done this for several years because my students just love this activity. It’s one that never gets old! You can grab that for FREE here!
My kiddos also wrote cinquain poems of their choice. We put them all onto one large chart to display in the classroom 🙂
My kiddos LOVE reading each other’s writing!
And, you can’t leave out Acrostic Poems!
This is my favorite!
We’ve been quite the busy ones in math as well. We made these Area flapbooks…
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Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!!! We are so excited for ROCK YOUR SCHOOL!! Make sure you follow along at @getyourteachon and if you are participating make sure to the the hashtags: #getyourteachon & #rockyourschool 💙💚💓🧡💜. And yes, I chopped off a boat load of hair!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like @teachin_gal has her kiddos all ready for place value!!! #magicofmath ・・・ Ready to dive into place value tomorrow! Printing anything on @astrobrights makes me happy 😍 bit.ly/2ndMoMUnit1... See MoreSee Less
Directed Drawing Tip: Have students draw on half sheets of paper, index cards, or something similar. Then they don’t take up quite as much space. In this pic, my students worked together to retell the story, then we added both of their drawings to the display!