Hey there! I'm thankful for this linky because we can take the time to try to share random bits from our week and it doesn't have to all go together...which is kind of how I feel like my brain is right now...all over the place!! ;O)
So, here we go linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching!
We read Enemy Pie this week and created our own recipe for a good friend. We brainstormed all of the characteristics of a good friend (which was also a great time for me to do a little assessing on their vocabulary) and then each student used the brainstormed list to write a final recipe for THEIR perfect friend. It was a great chance to reiterate our classroom rule, as well, because since we were talking about what WE want in a good friend, maybe we should remember to BE a good friend too!
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Stacia made these adorable friendship pies with plates and construction paper. Look how cute they turned out!
We started social studies this year with geography to give the background the students would need in order to know where everything took place that we are learning about. We have specific terms that we teach. Stacia created a graphic organizer that had definitions in it with our terms and we are pasting these in our interactive notebooks! You can find them HERE in our TpT store.
I also have a bulletin board that we are using to add the terms to as we learn them. They pick a word and then they show me where it is on the poster and I use a pipe cleaner to make a line to the landform or body of water on the board.
They used the tissue paper to show what the particles look like in solids, liquids, and gases.
Here was my wall display. I got the idea from my daughter's wonderful teacher. She has done this for several years with fish because her class theme is the ocean. I used owls because that's my theme. It's like an encyclopedia entry on the student. All of the boxes are where their name is. At the top it says Last name, First name (noun) and then they write the sentences in third person, so when you read it on the wall it's like an encyclopedia entry. I think they turned out pretty cute. I got the owl for free from My Cute Graphics.
Here is Stacia's wall display for her ocean theme:
She had the kids use the jellyfish head from Krista Wallden and and then they used colored paper to write facts about themselves. Then, they wrapped the paper around their pencil so that the tendrils were curled. It turned out super cute!
Last but not least, we are going to be holding a sale this weekend in our TpT Store. I'm very excited about this sale because we have pages and pages of items on our wishlist that we can't wait to buy and start using!! Don't forget to enter the promo code when you check out!!!! (I've done that and then you just want to kick yourself for forgetting- but I just got so excited!!!)
Have a fantabulous weekend!!
|Love this button from Krista Wallden!|