Friday, March 22, 2013

All By Myself

Poem of the week March 22, 2013!

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Narrative Writings Published!

We have been practicing on writing a narrative writing using the linking words "First, next, then and last". One of our Common Core State Standards is to publish writing using a variety of digital tools. I used an app on my iPad called Little Bird Tales which is also a website to have the class read their writing along with with their picture! Below are our finished writings put together with each student reading his/her own! cover image

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    Thursday, March 21, 2013

    What grows in Spring? We do!

    This week we have been learning about the season Spring. One thing we have learned is that in spring plants and flowers begin to grow once again. One of our math mini-lessons today we measured how tall we are using a piece of yarn and then took the yarn and glued it to a flower. After all of our flowers were finished, we lined them up on the board at the same height and compared the various sizes. We noticed who was the tallest, smallest and about the same size! The class had many wonderful observations while looking at the different flowers!

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    Using TEXT Feautures

    One of our CAFE strategies is "use text features". When authors write, they use a variety of text features. Sometimes the words are larger, smaller, slanted, wiggly, in a bubble or different colors. Whatever the feature is, the author generally has a reason or purpose behind why he/she chose to write it that way. After reading the Dr. Seuss story I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, my students wrote a sentence about something they can do with their eyes shut and included their own text feature! They had so much fun going away from the "typical" way of writing sentences using color, size and more! Below are a few of them.