So, today was my daughter's first year taking FCAT. She was so nervous she wrote a whole book about taking it! I have to say, it is very creative --no bias right? She's a third grader, and in Florida if students in Third grade do not pass we have mandatory retention. So needless to say, no pressure right? She really is a smart kid and has nothing to worry about. Still she has the perfectionist personality (like her mother, hehe) so she always wants to do her best!
Due to FCAT, the whole schools schedule is flipped and turned and askew.
So I needed to plan my activities to take up more time than usual.
I started with an art project with our story this week. The Dot. It's a wonderful book about a young girl who does not think she can draw. Her amazing art teacher, changes her perspective with one small act of hanging her painting in a frame on the wall. This whole week, my class will become artists and we will create our very own art gallery.
For writing, we finished up our PB and J activities with a How To Make PB and J. I got some PB and J and we were snackin'!
|So I picked up some supplies while food shopping. I made sure to bring both grape and strawberry jelly.|
|Peanut Butter and Jelly Compound Words Center|
|Peanut Butter Making Words Center|
|We wrote about the Main Character and made a connection of Text to Self.|
|We wrote this today--How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.|
|They wrote about their favorite food and what they would like to eat all day like the main character in my story!|
In math we made some fraction-pillars to explore more with fourths.
We did these last week--Paper plates and index cards. Eazy Pizzy!
Fraction Pizza freebie