Friday, March 9, 2012

We are ready for a FOREST EXPEDITION!!

Each Friday I do what I call Front Load Friday,  by Friday we have already had our spelling test and most students know the week's content.  I decided to go ahead and introduce the new content!! Then on Monday I reteach this content.  This lets me see who "gets it" and who I need to work with in small group.  Plus it also helps Monday go a little quicker since I don't have SO MUCH teaching to do!! 

Today we started our FOREST EXPEDITION!!  The students were really excited about the writing anchor chart and they are excited to read more nonfiction texts.  They LOVE learning new stuff!!  They wanted to add to our chart today but I told them we would add to it on Monday after we read our first Forest story.
Our Forest Writing Anchor Chart!!

This week we are practicing inflectional endings:  Students will sort the cards in to the correct spot on the pocket chart!! :) I have a pocket chart on the front and back of this stand to help me get "ready" for the next week!! This side is starting to look a little rough!! :)
Inflectional Endings Sorting

In our vocabulary center students will use these vocabulary words to write a story or sentences. Each student must use 3 to 5 words on their paper.  If they have time the students can illustrate! 
Vocabulary Writing

I decided to throw in another week of compound words since there are so many that go along with the forest theme!
Compound Word Practice - Put the boat parts together to build a compound word.

Frontload Friday really gets the students excited about the centers.  I know they will be excited to start these centers on Monday!1

Check back later in the week for MORE pictures!! :)
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