Happy Friday Ya’ll! We have been super busy this week. We were so busy that we did not get everything done. I hate it when that happens!! I’m linking up with Doodle Bugs for Five for Friday. It feels like forever since I’ve done this linky.
1. We’ve been working really hard on shapes the past 2 weeks. I love our shape unit. It is one of my favorite concepts to teach. Here is one of my favorite symmetry activities. All you need is some pattern blocks and a ruler and let their imaginations fly!
3D shapes were up next and we made tooth/pick marshmallow shapes. Last year I tried this out with pretzels instead of toothpicks thinking it would work better. You can read all about our shape adventure from last year. I was looking at that post today and went “UGH, I forgot I did that!” Anyways, back to our 3D marshmallow shapes. It went so well! Normally when I do this I have a bunch of kids whose shapes just don’t turn out right and they fall over and someone gets really upset. This was the first year it went perfectly and everyones shapes turned out!
2. I have REALLY, REALLY been working on my kids with writing. We made these super cute Olympian’ s from Amy’s unit. I actually bought those 2 years ago for the summer games and was super stoked when I remembered I had them because I knew I wanted to do some sort of Olympic writing. I got the paper from Katie’s Winter Games Freebie! At first we started writing about their favorite Olympic sport but that quickly changed when a lot of my kids weren’t even watching the Olympics. I then changed it to Going for the Gold: How can we earn a gold medal at school? It was a perfect review for them to come up with ways to earn DoJo points! I’m running low on colored paper so they colored them instead! Even though its not as neat, its more personable and I love that!
We’ve been using my Going for the Gold centers the past few weeks during our center rotation. I had a chance to snap a few pictures but not many because I’m normally working with small groups during this time.
Speeding Through Compound Words
Slap the Puck: A Noun and Verb Game
One student turns over a card while the other two “slap” the card gently. The first person who slaps the card has to say if the card is a noun or a verb. If they get it right, they get to keep it. If they are wrong, the other person gets a chance to answer. This one is a class favorite!
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Thats all for now! Now go grab you some FREEBIES in the free-for-all! Happy Friday!
KABOOM! is the one game that I always say every teacher needs in their classroom. It is so versatile and can be used with anything. This is my students absolute favorite game to play and they never get tired of it. I have games made for all subject areas. Read all about this class favorite! ---> bit.ly/KABOOMClassroomGame... See MoreSee Less
One year, we read a story about a little girl who flew around the world and saw many different things, one of which was the Statue of Liberty. When the students were asked to name something she saw on her journey, a little boy said the Spatula Delivery! Too cute!