Saturday, February 23, 2013

Yee Haw

It was a great Go Texan Day! Everyone did a wonderful job. Thanks to the specials teachers for making it perfect!

Now I'm off to run... Wish me luck! 13.1

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The ABC Train...

Chug, chug, we can alphabetize!  Today we worked on alphabetizing words that had the same starting letter.  Using weather words we sorted the words by their first letter.  After students made groups, we moved to the next letter until we were able to make a train of words in the right order.

I hope you like our train of weather words (we are learning about weather and seasons in Science - this was a great way to mix Reading and Science).  This was the finished product!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

And the love continues...

What a great day of love! We celebrated our love for writing by sharing our writing with special guest.

The afternoon was full of love for our friends as we celebrated with sweet valentines!

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays! Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Writing with our voice!

Wow! Our writers are creating with their voice! Everyday in Writer's Workshop we observe, practice, or learn a writing skill. Students are given time to write, as I visit with authors about their books. We pull published books, peer writing, and sometimes my stories to look at writing traits that can be used in our writing.

Giving voice has been a focus. At the end of writing I look for someone who showed the trait in their book to share.

I was so proud of their writing. Congratulations to Patrick our Author ofthe Day!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Making Clouds!

This week we learned about clouds. Ms. Lucht did a great job teaching Science. She even pulled small groups to make their own clouds. Be sure to ask your student how a cloud forms.