Since I haven't posted in awhile, I'll catch you up on my classroom happenings!
First, we have been working on "How To" papers during writing time. Last week, I brought in PB & J and made a sandwich in front of the kiddos as they wrote down the steps (I also modeled the writing as I was making the sandwich). Here are some pics!
And then onto the revising and editing! We did these steps on separate days, but I didn't want to bore you with a thousand pictures. We used a different color for each step.
And here are the final drafts!
This week, the students have been working on a "How To" paper on a topic of their choosing. I won't go into the details since it's pretty much the same as above. Though here is a web we created to brainstorm possible topics. They impressed me with all of their ideas. Note: Pretend to be a dinosaur. It's on the bottom left. Soooooo stinkin' cute!!! And yes, the student did pick that as his topic. I HAVE to show you all. Stay tuned! I forgot to take a pic.
We also have been learning about matter in science. We learned all about what matter is and the different states.
And what would a lesson be without a fun activity!? Each student received a card with some type of matter on it. They had to figure out which type it was and then place it on the "Solid," "Liquid," or "Gas" posters around the room. They did an amazing job!!! If you would like the organizer, click here, and if you would like all the cards click here. Keep in mind, I blew all these materials up poster size, but they certainly don't need to be in order to do the lesson.
Next week each student is going to get the regular size version to sort so that I can assess their learning. We are also going to take a "matter hunt" around the school! (You know your in the right profession when you get excited ~ maybe even more so than the kids ~ about these things. Haha!)
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