Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Synonym Rolls

 I asked a fabulous lady to make some "Synonym Rolls" to go with this activity.  This made this something for my kids to never forget, especially since she made them homemade!  They were delicious!  The only thing I will add next time is Reynold's Wrap for the pan on the bottom of the "Synonym Rolls". (pictured below)  I just laminated some gray cardstock.


Noun Town

 This was probably the best Noun Town my Firsties have ever done! They were super creative!  We basically reviewed everything we have learned about nouns, then I just gave them the task of drawing a noun and labeling it.  As we cut them out, they would decide where to place them.  Then we would stand back, looking at our picture, and they would decide what else they thought the town needed!
 I especially loved this Spiderman!  It was one of my favorite parts!
 I also loved the moon with the martians and the lazer!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Some more Anchor Charts...

 ...just cause I love making them!


YUCK Soup

 So YUCK soup took a whole new swing this year...I have some wonderful aides in my room this year.  One of them loved the idea so much that she asked if she could make cupcakes for a treat.  Of course!  So, she had a surprise in store for the kids.  She told them to find the CK words in the treat.  They were sticks (pretzel sticks), the work YUCK written on the cupcake, a rock made from fondant, black from the sprinkles, and the trick word--- a snack!  So smart!  She had my super smarties really thinking on the last one!  I LOVE it!  It will become something I add to this study every year!



Had to include the last one...Gotta love kids and their artwork!

Our BLENDer

 This was a SUPER fun activity which we have been able to repeat twice as we learn more about blends.  I saw this idea on Pinterest one day, and I just did my own spin on it.  We talked about blends for two days in large group.  Then, on the third day, I drew a blender on the board while my students drew one on their paper.  They brainstormed all the words they could think of with R blends.  I have a few examples of their work below.  Then, as they were creating their own blender- I went around and had them to write one of our brainstormed words on an index card.

This week, we followed up with L blends, and they went to town with their ideas and it was even better that the first time we did it.  I can't wait to see next week's blenders when we talk about S Blends.  FUN!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gus the Plus Guy

I made a new strategies chart this year after my kids fell in love with Gus!  This group loves him more than any other!  He is my favorite way to teach addition strategies!

A School Anchor Chart

Love doing anchor charts with my kiddos!  Watching them brainstorm is one of my favorite activities!