Back from Spring Break and we are B-U-S-Y!
Here's what we are up to this week.
In writing we are working on organizing.
We started with a scrambled sentence.
Then after our one sentence was organized, we took on a decent piece of writing and made it better by adding some organization. The one on the left is what we started with. The one on the right is the result of our reading, rearranging, and discussing.
We made sure the sentence beginnings were varied. (as much as possible with the example given) We also made sure it had a closing sentence that reflected what the topic was about.
The next day we took a story that really needed some organization in order to make sense. (There was a terrible storm the night before so I used that as our example)
|The scrambled story|
|Driving home to Texas from Louisiana|
Next we began studying about THE MOON
(I was going to launch into living things, but we switched it all up)
I pretended that NASA called the classroom and was interested in taking one first grade class to the moon. They had to decide RIGHT NOW if they were going or not!!! It was oscar worthy I am sure of it.
We graphed our responses.
We graphed our responses.
One of our writing and art projects for the moon is coming up next week. This is my daughter's from first grade. (That wasn't 5 years ago...NO WAY!)
Directions for the project:
Day One Paint a moon (on card stock or construction paper) by using white paint and adding a little black to make gray. We also sponge some texture on when it is dry. (a lighter shade of gray)
Day Two: Let students paint or color their rocket ship. Keep the window black so their pictures really stand out. Glitter the fire if you like!
Day Three: Attach head, titles, and writing.
Click the graphics below to download.
March quilt. It was a great way to come back from Spring Break.
And now...presenting the most fashion forward first grader I have ever seen in 15 years. These pictures are only the last two days. If you could ONLY SEE the wardrobe of this girl. I am pretty sure I haven't seen an outfit duplicated...I finally
dreamsquasher, but she is such a good student and she quietly walks over and handles her "quick change" without any of us knowing (seriously I didn't catch on for awhile) so I just let it slide. I will have to keep better tabs on her outfits for us all. She is getting major internet deals too because her family is totally normal.
Oh wow...am I really done with this ridiculusly long post?
Good night! I am off to order some rockin acid washed jeggings and Spring sandals while I watch Survivor!