Ok, so I am s--n--e--a--k--ing in a day late but you will forgive me...right? Many thanks to Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting this week's Five for Friday!
#1 Main Idea and Details:
We created a WBT action of extending our paws (hands) outward with a swift digging in the ground motion! The kids just gobbled it up! And, wouldn't you know that the rest of the week, when it was time to summarize and find the main idea, I had 2 dozen silent gestures digging away!!! LOVED that!
I always used them during guided reading, but this week, we used them everyday! Each day, 4 new students got to pick a bracelet and that would be their task for the read aloud. After reading a new story, each student would come up and address the group with a thinking stem starter and I would script onto a graphic organizer! The kids had a blast and I discovered quickly that this comprehension skill was an easier one for my kiddos!
I am encouraging myself to try more anchor charts
(although my handwriting is YET to be desired!)
It was all about the EGGS this week! So many wonderful contributions from teacher bloggers! Some favorites were the Inferring Eggs and the Making Word Eggs!
Sarah, the suspense was killing my kids today! They loved the inferring eggs! Thanks dear!
Reagan, the kids adored your Phon-Egg Making Words activity! Thanks so much!
Easter Bunny's Assistant Job Applications were a HUGE hit!
My kids were even so brilliant as to suggest putting up a privacy wall during completion of the application process since this is what they have seen in other venues such as local retail stores with private booths for completing applications! How cute is that!
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Our Easter Buffet line...I am working on more healthy snacks!
Finishing a Fantastic Week with some Fantastic Art!
I just bought "Swirl by Swirl" from Scholastic and thought it was a perfect lead-in to my April Art History studies. It focuses on the "form and function" of swirls which took us right into our project titled, "Journey of a Snail".
The photo pictured above right, is from Art Projects for kids. I printed it off so I could explain the steps to my littles.
Black Sharpies on 8 1/2 by 11 white cardstock.
We started with drawing the stem and base of mushroom first.
Then we added the 2 side mushrooms and snail and grass.
We used crayon colors for the snail's body, and center circles for little shrooms.
Then we added the watercolors for the sky and grass and mushrooms!
Kathy has been such an inspiration to me this year! Be sure to check out her blog. She adds new projects almost daily!
My giveaway is running through Thursday, so if you haven't entered to win Peter's new book, please do!
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Have a safe and FABULOUS Easter weekend my friends!
We all deserve it!
Love and Hugs,