Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Fun!

Our Valentine's fun started off with a writing project where we finished the sentence "Something I will love forever is....." After discussing what it was we would love forever, the class wrote the end of the sentence on the paper and shared what they wrote. We finished the activity by gluing our sentence onto a bear and heart we cut out. Too cute!

Next, we took out the Valentine's we brought for our friends and began to deliver them to each mail bag. This was one of the class's favorite parts of the day. They enjoyed being the "mailmen" for the day!

To finish the day we took plain sugar cookies and decorated them with icing, sprinkles and M&M's! This activity was a close second as their favorite Valentine activity.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Please Bee Mine

Last week during our whole group writing instruction time we completed a letter to our school about Valentine's Day. Below is the letter we wrote as a class, as well as adorable bumble bees we made during craft time on Friday afternoon!


"February 9, 2012
Dear Mayflower,
We love you! Will you be my valentine?
Mrs. Brown's Class"

CAFE Review--Beginning, Middle & End of a Story

Today we reviewed a previously taught comprehension strategy called "Beginning, Middle and End of a Story". We discussed what the strategy meant before reading the story. I drew three boxes on the board and gave the class a purpose when listening to the story. They were to listen for what happens in each part of the story so we could fill in the boxes after reading. We read the story Olive My Love and afterward discussed what happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story. They did a GREAT job with this!