Hey everyone, Lindsey here. I am dragging myself up from laying on my couch nursing this nasty cold to bring you my Five for Friday! I love linking up with Kacey at Doodlebugs teaching for this linky party that I can’t skip it, even when I am living in a foggy, head-cold world:)
So, this week we have been working on word choice. I got this really cute activity a few years ago from one of my former teammates who happens to be so awesome. The kiddos have to decorate a mitten and then use describing words to describe their mittens. Like this…
Before the kiddos glue them on the paper, I put all their mittens in a pocket chart. Then I read their descriptions and the class has to try and figure out what mitten I am describing. Well, I’ve got a little kiddo that has been like a ping pong ball bouncing back between Mexico and here throughout his school life. Here’s his mitten…
All he could write were the colors and do you know what? I read his description and the rest of the kiddos picked his mitten right out! Ha! So much for my huge speech about using a bunch of descriptive words!
I have a weird affinity for pens, especially colored pens. But, these are BY FAR the best pens! They are Bic Cristal pens and talk about smooth writing! Holy smokes! These are my very favorite! I know that this is a random one…but see… I was doing progress monitoring this week and I was using these pens and as I was doing that I was just thinking…man, these are great pens.
You have to be inside my head to really understand it.
See this? This is the wheel on my car. See that red arrow? It’s pointing to a screw. Know what that screw is supposed to be holding on? The cap that covers my lug nuts. Know where that cap is? Me neither. Apparently, it came off somewhere. Awesome. I have no idea where or even when but somewhere, someone has the cover to my lug nuts:(
I love Scholastic News. In years past, our school would buy subscriptions for us. But, you know how it goes, budget, budget, budget. So now we add it to our supply lists and the kiddos get to keep them. We used to have to keep them when the school paid for them so we could use them for more than one year. I LOVE the fact that the kiddos get to take them home. AND I love them even more when they align with the passages that we have written. Now, we can read about the topic whole class using our Scholastic News and then continue to learn about the topic in reading groups. Perfect!
That’s all I have to say about that:)
I hope you all have a fantastic, THREE DAY weekend! Woohoo!