I am linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching, for Five for Friday.
I love this linky. Thank you, Kacey. I find myself about Wednesday thinking, "What five things am I going to write about this week?!" or "Ut oh- have I done five interesting things this week?!"
This week was a busy one.
We had a lot of fun with the book Here Comes Jack Frost. The children liked noticing that the illustrations were only blue and white, and we talked about how they made the story feel "cold." In the story, Jack Frost tells the boy that he may not mention anything hot, or Jack Frost will go away. The boy is careful not to mention anything warm, until one day when he finds a snowdrop (one of my favorite flowers by the way) and says, "It's almost spring..."
I had each child tell me something else warm that could have made Jack Frost go away.
Next, we reviewed writing conventions and practiced writing a sentence. The children had to write "I like to play in the snow." beginning with a capital letter, using spaces between words, rereading to be sure they did not leave out any words, checking for neat letters resting on the line, and ending with a period or exclamation point.
Then, I gave each child a white crayon to draw a snow scene on the paper. After that, I called groups of six to a table to turn their paper into magic Jack Frost pictures, by painting over the white crayon with blue paint.
I wrote all about what I do with the gold at my post called Literacy GOLD!
Holy Cow- I can't believe the icicles I have seen this past week. (That is a doctor's office by me, by the way. I would think someone might knock those things down!)
I need to remember to do my Dragon's Teeth poem later in the year. It would have been perfect this week. We did revisit the poem, and the kids have been on the look out for dragon's teeth when they are out and about.
We finally had our 100th Day of School!
It is so late this year! (I am afraid we are going to be feeling like there are 100 Days of June...) We had so much fun. Here are some highlights:
We made 100 cups structures.
We wore our 100 day hats.
We did 10 sets of 10 exercises, filled in 100's charts with missing numbers, and found special numbers on the 100's chart. I have lots of fun 100 songs and games on my Counting and Cardinality Prezi . If you would like all of my Common Core Math Prezis, click on the picture below.
My smart board has been down for a week and a half. BOO. It's funny how dependent I am on it now- not even for lessons, but for quick activities and brain breaks.
Here are a few bulletin boards I put up in the hall because I am READY for Spring.
Have a wonderful weekend!