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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day 116- Shoe-la-la!

Perfect for the young divas in training!

I found it at a half price book store and bought it for my daughter for Christmas. We were reading it last night, and I noticed all the fun nouns, verbs, and adjectives. I thought to myself, "What a fun book to use as a grammar review!"

Reading the book sounded much more fun than simply reviewing the Anchor Charts that we have around the room, so I brought it in! My male soldiers were not as impressed as my females, but they pushed through and helped add to our chart we made.

There were more nouns, verbs, and adjectives, of course, but we didn't notice the time and had to cut things short to start our small groups.

During center time, I had my students create an 8-square for this week's vocabulary. Our story is If You Give a Pig a Pancake.
Here are our words, and the definitions we created as a class:

Born- to be brought to life
Bubbles- spheres filled with air
Closet- small room you put things in
Favorite- like something a lot
Music- sounds made by instruments or voices
Piano- instrument played with your hands
Probably- good chance something will happen
Remind- keep telling something

In their 8-squares, students had to write the word, put the word in a sentence, and illustrate the sentence. Here are some wonderful examples:

At the end of the day, all of Kindergarten- 2nd grade took their practice TCAP tests. Probably not the best time to test kids ranging in age from 5-8, but that was the time we were assigned! I haven't graded anything yet, but I'm glad we had a mini review session this morning!

In math we looked at calendars in reference to telling amounts of time. We watched a BrainPop Jr before starting the worksheet. My students seemed to understand the concept of reading a calendar, but we do have our Calendar Time everyday, so they have had the practice!

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