Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Our SMART Community ~ 2010-2011

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Kelly and I have been BLESSED to have such wonderful students and amazing supportive parents this year. It is so very hard to say good-bye to this group. At Our SMART Community Lunch on Tuesday, I shared this DVD with them. Each child will receive their own copy on Friday so they will never forget all we shared this school year.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunny Reading... Download my FREE CVC words game!

Just click on the sun and you will be on your way to downloading a FREE reading game!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hurray for more ocean fun!



My students look forward to focused learning with one thematic vocabulary word each day. They feel like experts on ocean creatures as we learn so much everyday. We have been hard at work on our bubble maps!





 We write in our Ocean Journals everyday. Here are some examples about lobsters and octopuses.



"They have 3 hearts. They have 8 tentacles." I encouarge advanced word choice in writing...like tentacles instead of "arms". :)


"Lobsters eat snails." Can you tell we have been working on "sneaky e" words?


This is a math extension. Students write their own story problem, illustrate it and write the matching equation.


Avery's octopus! She loved making this!


I finally finished making a SHORT VOWEL reading game for small groups or centers!

You can download it for FREE... just click on the shell below!




Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More Ocean Fun!

We are having so much fun learning this week! Here are some more pics of my room and some of our activities! I am working on a free downloadable reading game... coming soon!


Our Ocean Word Wall



This is our "writing center" word wall... Students will use it to create stories and books about the beach! It is NEW today!


This is Aubrie's Math Story Page from today...


This is Addison's... I love the personalized touches of my student's illustrations!


Today our vocabulary word was "whale". We made a bubble map to go with our whale and then wrote about whales in our ocean journals.




"Whales swim in groups called pods."

 My students have bloomed so much in their writing lately! I love seeing those periods, finger-spaces and uppercase letters at the beginning of sentences! WOO HOO!

More Ocean Fun coming soon!