Monday, January 30, 2012

Hello there!

I've been working hard on a Solar System Unit. I'm hoping to get it finished either tomorrow or Wednesday night. I LOVE teaching about the planets and we're studying non-fiction in writing so they'll be writing a planet research report.

It's getting pretty close to the 100th day! If you missed my post last year, you can read it here.I'm pretty much doing the same activities. I LOVED the pizza fractions and this year we're going to have a pizza party to go along with it. I got 100th day plates and cups on clearance over the summer. Psyched!

Anyone else completely addicted to Pinterest?? I have sooo much blog reading to do because I have become more preoccupied with Pinterest lately.

I'll be back in a couple of days with some classroom updates. We've been doing some fun things with inferencing and the Planets.

Time for the Bachelor. Who do you think he'll choose?? Doesn't that Courtney girl remind you of that weirdo Michelle from 2 seasons ago? I personally think Ben is as dry as his wine.

And... just wanted to leave you with a picture of my cutie pies. :)


Monday, January 9, 2012

How to Make a PBJ Sandwich!

In January I focus on procedural writing. The best way to learn is by doing, I think, anyways :) Last week each student wrote a "how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich" guide, which can be found here. Today the students were given somebody elses guide and had to follow the directions to make the sandwich. Can I just say they LOVED this?! They also learned that it's important to be very precise when you are giving somebody directions!

I gave each student a dixie cup with peanut butter and jelly to make it easy.

Following the steps...

As the students were following the steps they made comments on ways the writer could have been more specific. What a great way to provide feedback!

And.... the best part... EATING it!