Sunday, October 13, 2013

Frankenstein and Pumpkins on this Five for Friday!

My Five for Friday started with this....
And then I added this....
Which led to this....

Now this project was inspired by my art guru over at Art Projects for Kids.  Kathy has a way to get this teacher SO EXCITED to do art with her firsties!  Thanks Kathy!

This is only our second  project of the year but the kids were like, "Ms. Marciniak, this is the BEST art project ever!"
Totally made THIS teacher grin from ear to ear!
So Frankenstein was the HIGHLIGHT of our week!
But there's more!
The FABULOUS 4 made a grand entrance this week!
Paula the Predictor.....
 A dash of Arnold Schwarzenegger  mixed with a fortune teller's pizzazz is how we get our voices sounding when we make predictions! We hold the crystal ball and start our predictions with "I Predict...."
Next, is Quincy the Questioner.
Quincy the Questioner is like a game show host that talks loud, fast, and really snazzy!  He holds the microphone really close when he has a question to ask his audience.  His questions begin with
Who, What, When, Where, Why, Which, and I WONDER....
Then, we have the lovely Clara the Clarifier.
Clara wears her Clarifying glasses when she needs to look closely at what she is reading when it doesn't make sense.
Sammy the Summarizer is our favorite!
Sammy sounds like a cowboy when he says, "I can summarize the story and round up the main ideas!"
Our action for Sammy is twirling a lasso over our heads!
We used the FAB 4 for all our stories this week including our non-fiction pieces on Pumpkins!
Scientific Inquiry at its best!

Thanks Sarah!  Your pumpkin measurement was a huge hit this week!

After reading Pumpkin Soup, we made some great connections with VERBS in the story!

Who would have thought taste-testing and learning about adjectives could be so fun!
And it just so happened that our word family this week was....(in)

I love this SHAPE book by Evan Moor.
It is a perfect resource for Making Books during Work on Writing time and that is exactly what we did with our Pumpkin theme this week!

After writing pumpkin stories and pumpkin facts, the kids finished their books and had some "share circle" time together!
My wonderfully amazing first grade friend Kelly, over at First Grade Fairytales shared this awesome Fall unit with me! 
Click on the image to check it out! 
The very gracious and motivating Farrah, another fab firstie friend shared this new unit with me too!
I can't wait to get these copied and laminated! 
The kids will love it!
Off to See the Wizard--ELA and Math Stations
I heard there is a sale Monday!
Get those wishlists in order and head over to TPT for some FALLtastic sales!
Special Thanks to Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting this week's



  1. You are too sweet with the shout-out! Glad you enjoyed the centers: )
    IN LOVE with those art projects, and that pumpkin unit. I'm definitely going to steal those, love, love.

    Hope you're doing wonderfully, friend!! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  2. The kids art work is FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing your busy week with us.
    Granny Goes to School

  3. Awe!! Julie thank you for the sweet words!! Enjoy your trip down the yellow brick road!!!

  4. Adorable Frankenstein activity! I am having a giveaway on my blog. Come and see!

    Keep Calm and Apple On

  5. The Frankensteins are so very cute. I love the skinny pink one in the middle. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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