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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 145- Cinderella Synonyms

I do love a good fairy tale, and Cinderella is one of my all-time faves!
It all started when I came across a wonderful blog titled Just Another Day in First Grade. She was offering her Fairy Tales Unit for free, which was for a limited time. I downloaded it, and LOVE it!

We worked on synonyms today and there was a cute worksheet on synonyms in the Fairy Tales packet.
 Cute, huh? Match the shoe to the pillow!
First we had to read the story.
We started by creating a list of things that we 'know' about Cinderella. After reading the story we went back and either fixed what we 'knew' or we checked off what we got right.

Then we reread the story and found some rockin' awesome synonyms.

 I want to point out the second word on the synonym list: handsome. Our synonym is 'fine', but you have to read it with a slant... it's not fine, it's fine! We practiced reading it properly. :)

My students did the best job on their list! I knew we were ready for the worksheet. We read through all the words and I asked the kids to show me what each of the words meant. We were doing really well until we got to this word...
When I asked my students to show me cool, most of my students pantomimed shivering, as of they were cold. (as you can see from the shoe at the bottom, 'cold' is the matching synonym) I say most of my students, because there was one student who decided to show the other meaning of the word. Check it out!

I might have burst out laughing. OK, I did burst out laughing. I couldn't help it! Points for creativity! I'll make sure to remember this when we talk about multiple meaning words.
After calming down, we finished going over the words and my students worked independently to finish the activity. I'm pleased to report that most of my students earned a 100%! 

In math we worked more on fractions. I remembered to take pictures of our visuals from yesterday.

Nice and bright! Tomorrow  we might get into the fractions manipulatives that the county provided us. We worked on shading in fractions today. My kids were rockin' the shading! Every student that got called to the board got the answer right! I'm feeling confident in my students' abilities for the test on Friday!

In science we watched a BrainPop Jr. on natural resources and discussed the resources found on land and in water. Trees, flowers, rocks and minerals, and water; all resources that are important to us! After natural resources, we talked about natural disasters- specifically, the earthquake in Indonesia. I had an activity planned for my students to simulate an earthquake (idea from Mr. Russell) but my students were too rowdy at the end of the day. Maybe tomorrow. 

No literacy center pictures today- we spent the entire small groups time doing whole group TCAP prep. We got to cross another square off our grid! Consider synonyms mastered!

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