Five for Friday
Where do the weeks go? I can hardly believe that November is half over already!
Here goes my Five for Friday…
1 – Our class earned an outdoor activity as a PBIS reward. To make a learning activity whole class suitable I created (well I had help, thanks Courtnee and Linda!) large scrabble type squares. Students selected cards that read noun, verb, or adjective. As a team they figured out a word that fit the category. Students used the giant letter tiles to fit their word into the puzzle. It is quite a challenge to get the students to come up with more than three or four letter words, next time.
2 – Baking Time – one day we made pumpkin muffins ‘just because’! Pre-measuring the ingredients at home makes for smooth bowl to oven ready muffins. I couldn’t do a project like this without the help of my fantastic, loyal classroom volunteer – Judy! She was able to pop these in the oven and a short time later she returned with the muffins and all my copies for next week! We worked in a dividing lesson to figure out how many muffins each student would get to enjoy with their milk.
3 – Intervention Time – each week I keep track of the students that may need a little extra practice with a specific skill from the week. Here students are working on verbs in the present and which verb needs an –s at the end. I quickly wrote down sentences and the students used the magnetic letters to fill in the blanks. This is so much more fun than using pencil and paper!
4 – Chrome Book Introduction – My 2nd grade teaching neighbor’s class taught my students how to log on to chrome books and get ready to take a STAR reading test. Way easier than me giving the directions and having hundreds of, “Mrs. Brown…” shouted out. In fact, I think my students listened to the other students much better.
5 – Another tasty treat this week! No, we don’t make something every day, although the students would love it if we did. This is just a fun snack to make – chocolate donut hole, fudge stripe cookie, and a piece of candy corn all held together with glue (aka chocolate frosting). Not a healthy snack but fun to make and eat!
I hope you had a great week! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at room 2D.