Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Great book for prediction!

I read Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler to my students and stopped reading before the last page and had them go back to their seats and write their predictions of what they thought was going to happen.  They also shared what they thought.  It was a great book for predicting what Runt's plan was going to be.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My class is having an election to decide if we will have our extra recess inside or outside.  They worked on these posters today and are going to campaign for their choices and then check a ballot when we vote on Friday.  They were so involved during writing workshop as they created their posters.
One of my students wanted to know how to spell vote and another student took out our November calendar with the vocabulary words on it and pointed to the word vote as they were working on the poster.  I was so happy to see them using it like this!

I have been able to apply all of our vocabulary words that we have been discussing.  Words like election,candidates,campaign,vote,ballot,government.
One of my students made a great comment today:  he said that his friend did such a great job at campaigning for outdoor recess that he was changing sides already.  He said that his friend told him that  playing outside on the equipment makes you strong and healthy.

Wow!  I may have some future politicians in my class:)

So who do you think will win our election on Friday?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Giveaway from What I Have Learned Blog

Hello all you great followers!

So you are doubly lucky today because there are two giveaways.  We have contributed our fabulous Community Helpers bundle, along with some other great products from various TpT stores for that one lucky winner.  Stop by What I Have Learned for more details.  Have a great day!

I'm So Thankful Blog Hop Giveaway!

We are celebrating all that we are thankful for and that includes teachers!  We want to show all of you how much we appreciate you.  Teachers do so much and this is our time to give back and say thank you!  Thank you for following!  Thank you for participating!  Thank you for collaborating!  Thank you for sharing!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Join us by hopping through each blog and gathering lots of Thanksgiving and autumn freebies.  In each freebie you will find a picture of a pie with a word on it. That word will tell you something that teacher is thankful for.  Record all of the words on your recording sheet and follow each blog along the way so that you can enter the amazing giveaway at the end!

You may start anywhere along the hop, but if you would like to start at the beginning you may go here.  This is also where you will go in the end, for the giveaway!!

You have made it to blog stop number 24.

Our freebie is a fun way to practice November vocabulary words with your kids.  The words correlate with our November ELA calendar that is for sale in our store.

Now hop over to the next stop on your journey:

Saturday, November 2, 2013

What great Little Writers!!

This is just a few of my student's writings.  They used the words from our October Calendar Words.  I was so proud of how they were able to choose words and write a story all on their own.  We had fun reviewing all of our words for the month in a Scoot Game.

They illustrated a folder to keep their calendar sheet/words in.  Now they have a source of words to review all year or they can go back to those words to get ideas for stories and to spell the words correctly.  They also asked me if we could play the game again.  Awesome!

Remember to check out our November Calendar/Words and Scoot Game all in one:)