Happy Hump Day, friends! I always feel accomplished when Wednesday afternoon rolls around 🙂
Here’s what we’ve been up to…
Today we started reading Non-Fiction books about frogs. My kiddos were enthralled during our reading time because come to find out, frogs are pretty interesting! Charts with post-it notes are pretty much my thing this year. I just can’t see myself making 2 of every chart for my classes. Plus, I can take the post-its off and reuse the charts year after year. The frogs on my chart are in THIS unit. Made the perfect little accents 🙂 Oh, and I display books that fit our reading theme at the front of the room so that my kiddos have extra books to read when they get a chance!
If I had more time, I would have had my kiddos write on the post-its, but I was just squeezing this in. After we filled up our chart we went through and put stickers where we found juicy words.
To compare fiction and nonfiction stories we have also read Frog and Toad books. We made these cute little characters to do a quick writing activity and character analysis.
I actually did the venn diagram on the whiteboard with both classes and then transferred our ideas to a chart afterwards.
And, we sorted characteristics in our ELA spirals. You can find that freebie HERE!
After seeing Reagan’s Making Tens post, I decided to incorporate some of these circles maps this week so that we could jot our strategies in our math journals. My kiddos are using these as a resource when solving other addition problems.
And, there you have it! I’m off to take a quick nap before church tonight!
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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!