Monday, January 23, 2012

Idioms & Sentencs

Anchor charts are wonderful tools for the classroom.  I know this is nothing new to everyone but the charts really do a make difference for the students.  Here are the charts we used last week. 

My students really enjoyed the idiom activities.  We started our discussion with identifying common idioms they might hear.  As soon as they heard a couple idioms they took off with idioms they've heard before.  Our hallway had lots of staff stopping for a look.

We finished our Kinds of Sentences chart with exclamations.  Each of the tags on the chart are attached with removable double stick tape.  I plan to resuse the chart again next year.  My students also have a smaller version of the chart in their reader's journal.

This and That

I'm still learning all the ins and outs of blogging, so today I thought I'd try pictures.

This is the sunset my Heavenly Father gave me for my ride home on Friday.  It was gorgeous!  The sun looked like a ball of fire with a gigantic pillar of light shooting into the sky.  PTL!