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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day 112- Almost there!

My students are so excited! In just 2 more days they get their Valentines Party!

For those out there wondering why they haven't partied yet, Friday is a half day for parent/ teacher conferences. The teachers got together and convinced the Administration that a Friday party would encourage students to show up, and it gives students longer to be able to clean up the room after they party.

And it's been nice having the party to hang over my students' heads this week! ;)

We started our day by reading the story LOST!
It's a really cute story about a bear who gets lost in the city. He makes a friend and together they find the bear's way back to the forest. My favorite part of the story? The connections my students made.

Student- Mrs. Delk, I know how you can tell this story is fiction.
Me- Really, how?
Student- The bear is talking, and bears don't talk.
Me- You know, you're right. What else?
Another Student- He's wearing clothes. Bears don't wear clothes.

There were more, but I can't remember. I'm impressed with what they shared, and without prompting! When we finished, we created a Venn Diagram comparing a city and a forest.

Our social studies time combined American Symbols, reading fluency and sequencing. Students cut and pasted the Pledge of Allegiance back together in order.
First we talked about what each section of the Pledge meant, and what it meant to us as Americans. It's not just words to repeat every morning! Then, we got to work.

I gave the girls red construction paper and the boys got blue. I thought it would make a neat pattern in the hall when I hang them up! Of course, I'll get a picture.

What brilliant, patriotic Soldiers I have!

Literacy center pictures:

 Poetry/ Fluency, compound word review

 Word Work- review of -ay words

** Originally I had planned on being at school for conferences until 6:30 tomorrow. However, I didn't plan on my daughter throwing up all over the car this afternoon. I'll be home tomorrow with her. I'll try to call the parents I haven't seen yet in the morning when I go in to set up the classroom for my sub.**

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