Friday, March 1, 2013

Five for Friday and a FREEBIE!

I'm loving this weekly link up with Doodle Bugs! 

1. We've been working really hard on inflectional endings for the past week. We started with our scavenger hunt and they have made a lot of progress. One student came up to me and said, "Look! Cutting is in this sentence. The author had to double the t before adding 'ing' because it's a short vowel word and only has one consonant!" I know they really get it when they are pointing out the phonics rules in their daily reading! 

2. We're having fun with non-fiction text features in reading. This week we focused on photographs, headings, captions, charts and diagrams. What better way to learn about these text features than by reading a lot of non-fiction? They are searching for specific features in the pictures below. Call it a scavenger hunt and you can't go wrong!

3. We finished our miracles unit in religion and each student wrote his/her own acrostic poem. You can pick up a free template here. I love using acrostic poems at the end of a unit. You can read more about my love for these poems here

4. We've been doing a lot of revising and proofreading in writing workshop. A pocket thesaurus and dictionary is what every writer needs!

5. I was The Cat in the Hat for Read Across America Day. We had a fun time celebrating the wonderful books of Dr. Suess. 

Be sure to link up with Doodle Bugs and tell us about your week! 



Elizabeth said...

Welcome to the teacher blogging world friend...I just started my blog back in January and getting ready to do my 100 (will 101 really) follower giveaway. I know it's kinda hard to start getting followers. Keep doing linky parties and giveaways if you have any yet. Let me know if you want to be a part of my giveaway to get your blog out in blog land a little more :)
Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

Julie Marciniak said...

Hi Heather!
Loved reading about your week! And thanks for the freebie! I love Dr. Seuss so much too! This is my first time linking up for the 5 for Friday, and I may have went a bit overboard with my Seuss pics!
Happy to be your newest follower! (actually I thought I already was!!)
Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

Liz said...

I found your blog the the linky! I teach at a Christian school too - I love finding other Christian teachers. :) I'm your newest follower.

Karen Stamp said...

Looks like your kiddos have been doing a wonderful job at writers' workshop!
Karen :o)
Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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