Friday, October 8, 2010

A Frog Sat On a LOG

Performing our poem of the week! Each student who has read the poem at least 10 times during the week and has 10 signatures gets to perform for the class. After the performance, they get a sticker, hug and a hershey kiss from me!

Math Groups

Small math group during math stations this week worked on counting, number recognition and one to one correspondence. If they were unsure of a number, we said our number rhyme to figure it out.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Video taken during literacy stations. This video shows all of the students at their stations engaged and doing their work!

Video taken during writing station. The students are writing and drawing "October Words".

This video is taken during word work station. This week the students used lower case letters on clips and matched them to the upper case letters on the sentence strip.

Math Touch Counting

Today we started a math activity the students are to complete upon entering the classroom after lunch and recess. They have tubs with manipulatives on their desk when they return and on the dry erase board in the calendar area is three problems for them to solve. They are given a specific number and color of items to count out. Once they have found all three, they are to raise their hand and I check their work with them. I tell them what color to count and they touch count that color. If they have an incorrect amount out, I have them do that color again. Once they have all three colors/numbers correct they get to "play" with their manipulatives until all are finished. Below are pictures of the students touch counting their manipulatives.

Literacy Stations!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bus Ride Chatter.....

While on our way to the Fire Prevention Show at Jeff High School on Monday, my students were raving with excitement about the upcoming holiday of dressing up and eating lots and lots of candy. Halloween! The bus ride to the show only lasted about 12 minutes, but was filled with more excitement than I ever thought would be. As soon as the bus pulled away from Mayflower my students started right in with asking "Mrs. Brown!! What are you going to be for Halloween??" My first reaction was they are very excited about this question and truly believe an adult my age is thinking about what to dress up for Halloween and will go trick-or-treating. I realize I need to answer quickly because they are very impatient being 5 and 6 years old. So I answer by telling them, "I'm not sure yet. What do you think I should be?" I of course was thinking they wanted to know what I was going to be, but they started right in with telling me what they were going to be for Halloween. I heard everything from spiderman, batman, skeleton and a spider. I then replied with something I thought was a great idea! I told them I was going to be a cheerleader because I am a cheerleading coach. They all immediately started laughing hysterically and saying "Noooooo!!". I couldn't help but to laugh with them too! I asked them what was so funny and why the "Noooooo!" response. One little boy goes on to tell me that being a cheerleader isn't scary....I should be a cheer"reader" and I would yell out stories while trick-or-treating. He said "That would be scary!" 

These kids crack me up =).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

We earned our 10th surfboard on our "Hang 10" goal! We pulled drink out of a silly straw at lunch from the mystery prize bag! Very exciting lunch time today!

Literacy Stations......word work! Matching lower case letters on clips to the upper case letter on the sentence strip.