Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stone Soup

Next week we'll be focusing on the letter Ss and will read a couple of versions of Stone Soup. We'll compare and contrast, use a graph to spin for veggies, graph our favorite vegetable using post-its, and also graph whether or not we like eating stone soup. We discuss vocabulary and also complete math problems. I've never made a unit and I'm not entirely finished, but here's what I have so far!

Stone Soup Unit 1

Below are the printable post its I'll use:
Printable Post Its 1

6 + 1 Writing

I went to a workshop last night about 6 + 1 writing traits and still feel clueless. The one thing I did understand was that we need to go back to the writing process. I know I can do that! If anyone else has anything, please add to this!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Calendar Wall No More!

I've decided to do away with most of my calendar wall. I've been contemplating it for most of the year, but seeing Deanna Jump's room and her calendar smartboard lesson gave my the extra push I needed! I also had a difficult time thinking about how I would have them touch and name the months, days, and seasons. So, I've solved that! Below is the sheet that I'll put in the students calendar notebooks.

Days, Months, Seasons for Calendar Notebook

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Little Baby Mummy

I really enjoyed the lesson that Deanna Jump taught during my visit! She used this book and did a text to self activity with her students. It was so good that I purchased her unit from TPT. This story focuses on Little baby mummy and how scared he gets because he cannot find his mummy. It's one of my new favorites!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's Great to be Back!

I'm so sorry that I've been away for so long!!! There are never enough hours in the day to do what is needed. It's also been quite a challenging year, but has gotten better each week. However, I have been "stalking" this great teacher, Deanna Jump, for the past year! I finally got a chance to meet her! I've looked forward to it for quite some time and am so appreciative of her time and effort when allowing my cohorts and me to visit! We did this on our Fall Break-we're so dedicated! ;) She is great and her room is just perfect!