Thursday, December 20, 2012

Listen to Us Practicing our Fluency with Poems!!

Order of readers from the top...
1. Alexis  2.  Elora  3.  Olivia  4.  Brittney  
5.  Landon  6.  Damien  7.  Bryan  8.  Harley  
9.  Angel  10.  Maya   11.  Ashton  12.  Aiden  13.  Icy  14.  Adaia  15.  Jasmine  16.  Madison  17.  Ariah

We add at least one poem a week to our poetry journal.  We added several over the past 2 weeks about Christmas.  During our "Reading Pajama Party" each student chose one of their favorite poems and recorded it for your enjoyment.  Please feel free to comment.  My students would love your feedback!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Busy Christmas Elves

Here are some of the gifts we have been creating the past 2 weeks.  My elves have been VERY busy!
Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Working Hard

Our first Christmas art project.
The students did a really nice job with these.

We discussed shorter, longer, measuring and comparing during this project.
Our pile of left-overs after our hard work.
Love when a group of students gets engrossed in a book.

This is one of our well loved books.  It is about "killer animals."
Practicing our spelling words the morning of the test.The students love writing on the whiteboard table.
We just got our Smartboard.  This is a word work station with 2 sight word games up.
We went out in the hall for our math test.  We had to write our number to 75. 
We couldn't stay in the room for the test because we have numbers up all over the classroom.  They read their textbook reader quietly in the hallway waiting on the others to finish writing their numbers.  Almost everyone go them all correct!

We play a reading game at our computers that matches the sounds we are working on each week.
Listening to reading is a great station.  We listen to other readers and watch the text as it is highlighted in the story.
One of my student's spelling homework sent to me by email!  Great job Alexis!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Identifying Words in a Poem that Suggest Feelings ELA.1.R.C2.1

We have been reading poems that suggust or use words that identify feelings or appeal to the senses in our class.  This is a funny poem by Shel Silverstein that the children read several times today.  We decided to record it for our classroom blog.  I took a poll and most students in our class felt the same way as the author about cleaning their rooms and taking out the trash!  Please leave a comment if your liked our reading of the poem.