Friday, October 5, 2012

Stuff, Fall Writing, SKYPE and a 1k Giveaway

This week seems to have flown by. We have been having so much fun in our class this week, that I've barely had time to think. Two days in a row, I could not find my phone.  On Wednesday, I put it in the pocket of my lunch box and then returned my lunch box to the fridge at school and forgot all about it. Yesterday, I left it at home and didn't realize until lunch time that I didn't have it.  I can't believe how dependent I am on such a small thing. Anyway that little incident makes me think of this song....
This is the Stuff by Francesca Battistelli.
It was my background music all week! Needless to say, I am truly blessed with the most wonderful class this year.
Onto all the FUN Stuff!!!
My October Mystery Word has officially started!  Unfortunately, this was not hard enough for my firsties!  They got it way too quick.  They love trying to guess the word.  I give little clues and hints and it's a great way to get them thinking critically.

Fall Into Writing started this week with Fall. We brainstormed after reading picture books about Fall. We planned on our sentence map and then wrote our sentences.  Lastly they illustrated their writing. They did such a great job!  Can't wait to see what the rest of the month brings.

Fall is a season. Fall has cool air and colorful leaves. In the fall I can go on a hay ride.

Fall is a season. Fall has cool air and colorful leaves. In Fall I can go pumpkin picking.

This is a bad picture, but, I have the tree map projected on my CAVS unit and use the Inter-Write pad to model how to complete the Tree-map.

More bad pictures :(

Student Brainstorming on a Circle Map. I have the class section it into 3 parts to organize our thoughts.

The best part about Friday, is being able to add a little "art" into my day. We are studying Objects in the sky in science. We made the sky with the sun and splatter painted our stars.  Later, after they dried, we wrote about what you can see in the sky in the day and night.

Last, but not least, (sorry no photo) my class did something truly wonderful and amazing. I have a boy in my class this year who is "hospital/homebound" because he battling Leukemia. His name is Julian and he is quite an amazing kid. He is a friend of my sons and so we have used SKYPE to have a virtual playdate at home.  I had the idea, to do this with my class. After many calls texts, I was able to get it accomplished.  This week My whole class got to Video Chat with Julian.  He had written them a letter about things he liked to do and asked them what they liked. I had each child write an answer to Julian on an Index card. After lunch, we "called" Julian. He got to see us, and we got to see him.  It was so great!  Hopefully we can do it again soon.
Have a great weekend! and don't forget to enter the giveaway below. I am also having sales in both of my shops this weekend. Click the links below to find the items above.
TPT or  TN
There is  a Great Big giveaway going on at the Teacher Idea Factory and Mrs. Stanford's class. Click the Picture to get there.

1 comment:

  1. Great job! Come join my first linky party:


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