Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Break - TPT Sale and some Freebies

I’m so excited for SPRING BREAK!!  We have one week left! To celebrate our four day week everything in my TPT store will be 20% off all day tomorrow!!

Happy Shopping!!
Clipart from Scrappin Doodles

Next week we will be putting these cards in ABC Order:

I'll also be using these cards in our Vocabulary Center.  Where the students will be looking up some of these words: carrot, chocolate, basket, tulip, egg or flowers in the dictionary!  My students are so excited about using the dictionary!!  I created this sheet for that center.

Our Phonics Skill of the week is Sounds for Y!!  I found the idea for creating this poster from Jodi from Fun in First!!  My students are already on the lookout!! 

We will also be learning about Synonyms!!  I got all my ideas from Cara from The First Grade Parade!!  I even made this poster to go along  with the activity!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hippity, Hoppity Spring ABC Order

Hippity, Hoppity Spring
 Check it out HERE!

I'll give away ONE to the first person to comment!!  :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Science Contributions- Inflectional Endings, Homophones - GIVEAWAY!

Do you love science? Do your students love to learn new things? My students do!! They have been loving all of the nonfiction texts we have been using units lately!! I'm also trying to prepare for Common Core and next year.  We will have to do a FULL six weeks on American Contributors. I thought we would start by learning about some famous inventors. 

I also created science themed centers to go along with this theme. Skills taught include: Science Vocabulary, Aviation Words, Inflectional Endings, Homophones, and MORE!
Here is a PEEK:
I checked out lots of Biographies about Inventors:
We started the week off learning about Benjamin Franklin!! My students LOVED it!! They recorded some facts in a Science Contributors Notebook!
Here is a picture of my anchor chart!  I forgot to take a picture of the student's notebooks! Sorry!
The students practiced some Science Vocabulary Words.

In Word Work or Phonics students practiced Inflectional Endings.  The students learned the double rule and that sometimes you have to drop an e BEFORE you add -ed or -ing. 

The students became word inventors by heating some potions and building a new word!!  They LOVED this activity!   


We also practiced matching homophones!

In this unit I also included a vocabulary activity where the students used aviation words to create an Airplane Adventure book.

Here is part of my sample:

The students practiced word wall words to write about what they would like to INVENT! 

I will giveaway THREE copies of this unit to the first THREE people to comment.  Be sure to leave your email so I can send you a copy!!