Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gingerbread Math

This week we are doing all things Gingerbread!! We have been doing tons of the activities in my Gingerbread Fun literacy unit. My students have loved every minute.   So I decided to create some Gingerbread Themed Math Centers.  Here is a closer look:
These math centers are on sale for $2 for the night in my store.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone enjoyed some time with your family and friends!!  I enjoyed dinner with some friends and then headed over to Jennifer Jones house for dessert. 

 We also celebrated her birthday!! 
I just wanted to post a quick blog post to let you know about the TPT cyber Monday sale! 

Thursday morning I uploaded my newest pack to TPT.  I'm so excited about these Gingerbread Literacy CentersHere is a closer look:


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Talking Turkey - Story Structure

This week we started talking about all things Thanksgiving!!  Pilgrims, Native Americans, and of course TURKEYS!!  My students love read alouds.  I start my Daily 5 time with a read aloud each day.  Today we read The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli. 
 In this book the Abigail Archer has a PERFECT family.  And of course the other little girls’ family IS NOT PERFECT.  At first she is sad because her family isn’t perfect but by the end she realized Thanksgiving is about having a loving family not what you eat or wear.

After we read the book the students completed this graphic organizer to practice recalling the Characters, Setting, Problem, and Solution from the text.  They did such a good job.

If you are interested I have this graphic organizer and more like it for sale HERE!!

This week also using TONS of ideas from CaraCarroll’s thanksgiving pack: Let’s Give Thanks!! We are using these centers during literacy and math.  You can check it out HERE!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Lonley Scarecrow - FREEBIE

Last week we finished the week by learning more about Fall and Scarecrows.  I read The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston.

This book is about a little scarecrow that is so lonely.  No one wants to be his friend because he looks so scary.  Until winter comes and he is covered in SNOW, then he is NO longer scary.  He isn’t a scarecrow…. he is a snowman.  Now the animals aren’t afraid of him and they want to be his friend.

After reading the story, we worked on recalling the scarecrows feeling and how those feelings changed throughout the story.  Common Core Standards:  RL 1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the sentences.  And RL 1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, settings, or events.

 You can snag this graphic organizer FREE!!

During word work this week we practice finding and writing words from the word wall.  You can find this activity here!