Show and Tell/Tried It Tuesday and The Skittles Game! - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Show and Tell/Tried It Tuesday and The Skittles Game!

Hey friends! Happy Tuesday! First, I'm linking up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper and Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade...

I wanted to SHOW off my kiddos Westward Expansion ABC books we TRIED before Spring Break. :) See what I did there? ;-)  This was a home project, but there was a "contract" signed that all students would be doing the work - not the parents. We talked about how I know what they are capable of in class, so I will know when I look at their book whether THEY did it or not (put a little fear in them- it works every time! haha!!) - and I can honestly say, only one child did not do the work herself! I was super proud of their responsibility and honesty.

They really turned out so great!! I was proud of the work they put into them! If you missed the post when I included the ABC list as a freebie, go get it {here}!

Here are some example pages from a few of my kiddos' books:

Check out her explanation of yarns- it is hysterical!! "Yarns! NOT those yarns. Not the ones that cats play with. Yarns are legends or storys told. They did not have things to intertain themselves like XBox, Nintendo, ect. They needed things for them to intertain like yarns. Yarns are made up. They're a little like bed time stories. They are a little werd if you tell me!"

Let me tell you why I love this one... this child came to me in November and she could NOT read, write, or speak English. Still, no one at home speaks English, so she is only getting everything at school!! She was very literate in Spanish, which helped... but WOW! Check her out! In 6 months, she can write better than some of my students who have been in this country all their life! *ahem*

Next up, Linking up with Latoya from Flying Into First Grade for the Skittles Game!

Here is the code:
Red- Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
Orange- Favorite Memory from College
Yellow- Favorite Sports Team
Green- Favorite Fast Food Place
Purple- Wild Card(Tell anything about yourself)

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:

I really can't pick just one favorite... I love ice cream soooo much. But this is my current favorite. :)
Favorite Memory From College:

I went to the University of West Georgia, but I spent several fall weekends in Athens for tailgating and UGA games! What makes those memories different than going to games now, you ask? Well, then I could pass for a student so I'd always manage to sneak in to the student section, which is WAY better than where I end up now. :-P
Favorite Sports Team:
Go Dawgs!!!!
Favorite Fast Food Place:
I really try to avoid fast food when I can. Now don't be thinking I'm all healthy and stuff... it's just that I don't really like hamburgers all that much, which is the majority of fast food. So I'm a Chick Fil A Girl- #1 combo with wheat bun, extra pickles, and sweet tea. :)
Wild Card:
I am currently sitting at home, waiting on the AC repairman. LUCKILY, I got a home warranty on my "new" house (new to me, but it's 10 years old) because I only have to pay a $60 deductible. Whew! But man, what is it about repairmen and keeping schedules???
Don't forget to come back tomorrow and link up for Workshop Wednesday!!
We're sharing our favorite writing mini-lessons! Your lesson doesn't have to be something you've taught recently- it could even be for the beginning of the year to get us all ready for next year! (That's what PINTEREST is for!!!!)


  1. LOVE Chick-Fil-A! I'm glad what you TRIED worked out! Teachers are always the most creative! ;)

    The 4th Grade Journey

  2. Love your Westward Expansion books - they turned out great !! I love Chick-Fil-A, too...AND I got my Masters from West Ga! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  3. I love your Westward Expansion books. Your kids did such a fantastic job! I too am a Cick-Fil-A girl!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  5. I like that you had them sign a contract to complete the project and not have their parents complete the project. I often struggle with sending projects home for exactly this reason. I always feel bad when projects come back and the projects that were completed by students look nothing like the ones who got help. I love the contract idea. While you wait for the AC repairman I will go put a sweater on - we are hoping to hit open a window weather soon!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  6. I love when people do multiple links at once! This is such a fun link up too! I also have a linky--so come on over. It's all about the dollar--anything you buy, sell, make, find or love that is only a dollar.

    Love to have you drop by!

    I am also your newest follower!

  7. Your Westward Expansion books are gggggreat! We are currently studying the American Revolution in Social Studies and I am planning an ABC book as a culminating project...hopefully they will be just as great as yours!

  8. Love your example of the student who couldn't read, write, or speak English- that's very impressive! I wish some of my kiddos could progress that fast. The books turned out super cute.

    iTeach 1:1

  9. Your book project looks fantastic! I love ABC books because they make the kiddos think outside the box. We are going to be starting mythology next week and I think I feel an ABC book project coming on. Hmmm....thanks for the great idea!

    See you tomorrow for Workshop Wednesday!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  10. I LOVE ABC books - I love reading them to my kiddos and love having students make them. It's such an awesome way to assess comprehension and mastery of any subject.
    We did ABC books on biographies that we read. It was a great project that the kiddos really enjoyed.

    Joy in the Journey

  11. Love your books! Such a great way to wrap up an activity right? (We trick them to think they're coloring!) Sorry about the AC, happy about the warranty! Yes! Better to get fixed now before it gets too hot! Have my idea for tomorrow-have to start writing-no pun intended! :O)
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  12. I love your book project!! Boston cream pie ice cream? I LOVE, LOVE ice cream too and don't think I could pick a favorite:) Love the pic from college too:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  13. Those ABC books look great! Also , Chick Fil A is the best!

    Compassionate Teacher

  14. Our home warranty is saving us $175 for our washer! I tell everyone they should have one :) Growing up isn't always fun :)


  15. Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Tuesday! Loved your little seque introduction. lol! I love the idea of a contract for home projects. It's kind of obvious when a project comes back that required power tools to complete that a parent helped a little. lol!
    Sunny Days In Second Grade


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