Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fireflies for Nathan - AR, Sight Words

This week our Reading Series story is Fireflies for Nathan!! This is such a sweet story. The students love to look at the fireflies glowing in the pictures. Today as I read this story with my students I turned off the classroom lights and placed the book under the lighted ELMO. This really made the yellow fireflies GLOW. The students LOVED it!

 To practice the Sight Words in the story, the students each made a Jar of Fireflies and then practiced using some of these words in sentences.

This week also happens to be the week we teach AR!!! I purchased Abby's Learning with Pirate Mark Unit!!! My students have been loving every minute of it.

Yesterday we did a write the AR word activity AND today they went out an AR Treasure Hunt (Read the Hall)!! Each student was giving a chocolate bar if they found all of the correct words!! Talk about some motivation!! 

We also made these Super Cute Pirates!!