Monday, October 31, 2011

Plural Noun Pumpkin Patch

 We did this project to review making nouns plural.   This was after a week of practicing in class.

I used a large sheet of brown and blue bulletin board paper to create this hallway display.  I pre-wrote the singular nouns onto the pumpkins which I had just copied on orange construction paper.  The kids had to write the correct plural for that noun.   The brown signs tell the rules for changing singular nouns to plural.  The kids had to put their pumpkin in the right row.  I had twenty pumpkins for each row so that every kid had one of each.  

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Frankly, We don't know our shapes...

Whew!  What a crazy week.  It was red ribbon week, which meant the kids dressed up everyday and I needed to decorate my door, and we also celebrated Halloween on Friday at school.  It's much better to end the week crazy than to begin it that way!

I snatched my Frankenstein door idea off of pininterest.  I decided to have my kids make small Frankensteins to go around the sides of the door.   Oh accompanying sign said, "Frankly, We are Drug Free!"    I gave my kids a shape template to trace their Frankenstein head with.  We used rectangles, triangles, pentagons, hexagons, trapezoids, and parallelograms.  I quickly realized my kids do not know these shapes!  I'm sensing some shape turkeys in our near future.  :) 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Giveaway Winner

 Congratulations Ashley!  I'll be emailing you shortly!
Thanks to everyone who entered.  It was a lot of fun!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Reading Fluency

Before I get into this post two quick things:
  • Don't forget about my giveaway.  Leave a comment on the giveaway post before noon tomorrow for a chance to win a portfolio from Doodle Bugs Paper.  I'll be posting a winner tomorrow evening.
  • Walgreens is offering a free 8X10 collage.  I just ordered mine...last Friday we had Camp-Read-A-Lot in our class.  (I plan on posting about it later.)  I took a picture of each of my kids eating their smore.  They turned out so cute!  So I used those photos to make my collage.  I'll pick up a cheap frame and then place it in my room.  If you're interested in creating a collage the promo code is:  CLG8X10.  Super easy. 

 I had a few questions about the fluency giraffe  in my room. 
 I use this little guy to keep up with my kids' individual fluency rates.  

Each child has a small car with their name and their August Words Per Minute Rate.  I would like to say I test them weekly but it usually turns out to be more like every two weeks.    


 After being tested if their rate improved I move their car up.  I really stress to the kids that it's not a competition against others but against themselves.  They really don't pay much attention to it anyways.