December 7, 2015

Newsletter for the Week of Dec. 7th

Here's a FREEBIE if you're interested at my TpT Store (How to Catch the Gingerbread Man Writing).  Students wrote how they would catch the gingerbread man last week.

December 2, 2015

David Goes to School Classroom Door

For the month of December classroom teachers and students decorated their door with their favorite read aloud based around building community, building character, and friendship.

Of course my class voted for David Goes to School!  I made the ENORMOUS (almost life-size and that wasn't the plan) David and students had to "pretend" to break a school rule for a picture.  Oh my!! They definitely enjoyed that part of the project.

On a sentence strip they wrote their sentence and they were added to the door.  Here's the door and some examples of what they wrote.

How To Decorate a Tree

We completed some "How To" writing this week.  Students wrote how to decorate a tree and used sequencing words.

Here's their work and JUST so you know this is a FREEBIE along with some other writing activities at my TpT Store (Holiday FREEBIES).

November 15, 2015

Turkey Investigations

We've learned A LOT about turkeys.  To share the information students have learned they created a 2 page investigation.  They included a brace map, caption, bulleted list of facts they learned, and work they completed in computer lab.

Here are some examples!

We also made some tie dyed turkeys.  They'll be added to our "How to Cook a Turkey" writing later this week.

Me on a Map

We've begun learning about maps and our place on Earth.  Students wrote about themselves last week and created a map of their bedrooms.

Happy Birthday Sefia

Happy birthday Sefia!!  We celebrated her birthday on Friday.  Her parents brought in DE-licious cupcakes to share with the class.


We read many books about veterans and how important they are to us!!  We completed the work below and took time to recognize the people who have helped to keep us safe.  Thank you for all you do!!

What's Your Favorite Legend?

We finished up legends last week.  To wrap it up, students chose their favorite legend and wrote their opinions.

More Opinion Writing

Here's what we did last week for opinion writing.

After reading, I Wanna Iguana, students turned ant talked about what type of animal they'd like to have.  It didn't have to be a house pet but could be a wild animal.

I modeled and then they wrote.  Here are some examples.

Then we focused in on Cats vs. Dogs and which animal would be better to have.

Newsletter for the Week of Nov. 16th

November 10, 2015

Look at these Chicklets

Don't you just LOVE kid's artwork?

PTC will be holding their annual auction again this year!!  Here are the two pieces of art my class created on canvas.  I painted the background and they each created their own chick using paint markers.  Both are on 10X20 canvases.

You can click the image to enlarge.

Bid away!!

Chicklets on a Wire

October 27, 2015

Let the WILD Rumpus Begin!!

Library was today and I must tell you library day is a BIG deal for us teachers!!  We have more planning time and I copy and prep like crazy for the upcoming week.  Today, though, I got distracted and decided to decorate our door.  Oh yes, multi-tasking at it's best.  By the time I had to meet them for computer lab the majority of the work was done.

I wrote, Where the Wild Things Are and Enter if You Dare on the door.

I think this is how the rest of our week is going to look!!  The rest of the pics will be posted tomorrow.  But for now, enjoy these WILD THINGS (click the pic to enlarge).

They didn't even need to practice their Wild Thing look.

After reading, I Need My Monster, we drew and painted our very own monsters.