Summer Haiku’s

For some added fun,  each of my students did a little crafting and wrote a Haiku. 

My students learned that a “Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables.

My students were assigned a summer theme.  They did some amazing brainstorming with their summer theme to come up with ideas for their Haiku. 

I had a whole wall of these masterpieces but somehow didn’t get a pic of them all together. So here’s a lil’collage of one piece. 

Big Words

Looking for a new way to incorporate whole group learning with high frequency words? Purchase the “Big Words” app.  It’s a fun and interactive way to integrate technology  into the classroom in a very easy manor.

In this picture attached, I am holding the word every, here’s what I say:

(Me) What’s the word?

(Students) every

(Me) What’s the word?

(Students) every

(Me) I completed every obstacle at the race.

(Students): repeat sentence... I completed every obstacle at the race.

(Me) Spell it

(Students): e-v-e-r-y, every

(Me) Great job…then slide to the next word, repeat the same process…repetition, repetition, repetition!!!

Have fun!!!

Fact Families and Candy Corn

There is an inverse relationship between Addition and Subtraction. A number fact is made up of three numbers. These three numbers can be used to make up other number facts. … If children learn the important inverse relationship between addition and subtraction, subtraction facts will become much easier.  We practice these a lot during small group math but we had a little fun with it adding in a candy corn craft!! 

Hard ‘C’ vs. Soft ‘C’

We had a little fun with coloring and following multi-step directions.

(Coloring is also a great fine motor practice)

We worked hard to determine whether the word read contained a hard ‘c’ like in candy or a soft ‘c’ like in  circle.

The students colored the hard ‘c’ sound /k/ the color orange and the soft ‘c’ sound /s/ the color   green.

I’m Telling Time…

Here’s a multi-sensory approach to telling time! My students were really excited yesterday when I broke out the playdough.

I found my free anchor chart for our group discussion prior to our lesson here:

My students took turns reading the time from laminated digital clock cards. Then, they used their playdough for the minute and the hour hands. Counting by 5’s was another part of our lesson to find the correct place for our minute hands. Last, they wrote the digital time in their clock playdough mats to reinforce placement of the hour and minutes on a digital clock. 

Lots of fun while learning!

Almost two months in…

Yes, we are almost two months into the school year and I am still making changes to my classroom to meet the needs of all of my students! I love them all and want to support them in any way that I can to help them achieve success. 😊

So introducing, my newest classroom addition…the Calming Corner!!

**My tie backs for the curtains are bulletin board border with velcro!!**