Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Little of This and That!!

A little bit of this and that. 
 Mr. Syner, our counselor, teaching us about "Paying Attention Penguin."

 Making bead sticks with 10 on each of them.  We use them to count by 10, add 10 more, subtract ten less, learn about the tens place, and so much more.

 The students had to sort the books in their personal book boxes into "informational text" or "literary text" piles.

 Making our poster of proper and common nouns.
 We drew the fish from "The Cat in the Hat" during the week of our Dr. Seuss biography.  We added adjectives to describe the fish during the story. 

 This was our first awards assembly.  Not everyone gets an award but they will as the year progresses.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Boo to You and Dr. Seuss

This is Dillian reading about a book she worked on in her intervention group.  They created this writing activity reviewing the sequence of the story.  She did an excellent job and worked hard on it.
We also had a biography about Dr. Seuss this week in our textbook reader.  I had pulled all my Dr. Seuss books and placed then in a special book box for the students to enjoy.  This was a spontaneous "book group" that formed when they discovered I had so many copies of the "Foot Book."  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Osmo Game for the ipad-Want to give us an early Christmas gift?
If you purchase an Osmo for your child this Christmas please tell the company to donate one to our classroom.  They will donate up to 5 for our room.  That would be so appreciated by our class. 
Video Below...
We are working on identifying  informational text and literary text.  I used Osmo to help students work on this skill.  They place an "I" for informational and a "L" if the book is literary in the game I created.  I shot a short video of them playing this game for the very first time.  It allowed for some wonderful discussions among the students.  I also used it during my guided reading group to access which students needed more support with this standard.
You can see them working on other games HERE.