Here we go!!
1) We had a great week! First, Joanne at Head over Heels for Teaching posted her amazing bulletin board last week and I HAD to copy it. :) Check hers out here.
here. We talked about the meanings of course, before they chose. Then they are keeping this in their writing folders to use later in their writing!
2) Yesterday, we did another bloggy inspired display on the door. Amanda over at Collaboration Cuties posted a great self-esteem and community-building activity with a St. Pat's theme. Check hers out here! It seems this time of year, the kiddos always start getting a little aggravated with each other and get what I call "sibling syndrome." So I gave all my kiddos this list of positive character traits - which was GREAT because we talked about the words they didn't know the meaning of and they wrote the synonyms for them... hoping this list helps add to their vocabulary!! Then we did a form of "SCOOT" -they went around with their list to every student's desk and wrote a trait on their coin. You should have seen their faces as they read their own coins when they made it back! You could tell this really made them feel good. :) I posted them on the door...
3) Today officially started my birthday celebration weekend!! We have birthday recognitions on our morning news show, so I went up to get mine! :)
|Figurative Language Memory Game from My Life as a Third Grade Teacher|
|Simple and Compound Subjects from 3rd Grade Grapevine|
|Erin Go Bragh Editing from My Life as a Third Grade Teacher|
|Parts of Speech Coins from Collaboration Cuties|