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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 68- The fat lady

All day my students called the Old Lady from this story
the 'fat lady'. Now, technically, when the story ended, the lady was a little rotund, but that's no reason to call her out like that! *sigh*

They did have fun playing the sight word game. My first reading group came over and the first words out of one of their mouths was, "Can we play the fat  lady game today?" To which I replied, "Of course!"

My students had fun reading the cards as fast as they could, while tossing the 'food' into her mouth.

Our reading activity today was to make our own I Know an Old Lady book. It's also from Making Learning Fun. We made a list on the board of different Thanksgiving (*cough*) food and the students had to choose one and fill in the blanks of the story, then they illustrated their writing.



 More watermelon


All of the papers will be collected, laminated, hole-punched, and ready to share with the world on Monday. I collected them today, but didn't have time at the end of the day for the rest.

Yesterday I mentioned that first grade was giving artwork to Parkridge Medical Center for the hospital to display. I remembered to take pictures today! I told the kids that we were making mosaics. We took pieces of paper, tore them into pieces, and glued them onto a piece of construction paper. Then we glued a cut out of a turkey over it, and the paper pieces showed through!

Gobble! Gobble!

In math we talked about a new word- congruent. Two shapes are congruent when they are the same size and shape. We practiced making shapes that were the same size and shape. Typically, we would use Geo-boards, but I don't have any. 
 So, we used dotted paper. Students had to count the dots for each shape to make sure their shapes weren't too big or too small. It was like a more in-depth connect-the-dots lesson. I can see this lesson helping them later when they learn how to make arrays to solve multiplication problems. 

Since this week is special- we will have a 3-day Celebrity Story Saturday! That's right, there will be a story on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to help us celebrate Thanksgiving in style! Make sure to check back every day to see who is joining the Celebrity Club. :)

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