Sunday, February 26, 2012

Paragraph Pizazz

I did group paragraph building practice. I wrote out main ideas, details, and conclusions on sentence strips and teams had to organize them in sequence on a poster board.  To wrap up the group activity, each student then did a paragraph cut and paste independently. The cut and paste paragraphs you can grab by clicking the photo below. Let me know how this works in your class!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Adventures of a Quarter

Take a peek at this presidential inspired writing activity.
I have my students write about the life of a quarter from the point of view of the coin.
This is one of my favorites.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Heart Art

Our class is filled with happy hearts!

"A child fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty"
Author unknown
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friendship Facts and Opinions

My class did "Fabulous Friends" sharing on Valentine's Day.
After interviewing a classmate, facts and opinions were formed.
Then presentations were made to debut each fabulous friend.
It was a hit!

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Graphics courtesy of From the Pond

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine Go Together Writing

Pair up classmates for this Valentine Go Together poem.
I love the simplicity of this poem to reflect wonderful friendships!
Brainstorm "Go Together" words like:

salt and pepper
paper and pencil
pancakes and syrup
thunder and lightning
sugar and spice
Frog and Toad
Officer Buckle and Gloria
popcorn and butter

And so on...Here's a sample:

Grab it and enjoy...
But remember that comments and being a blog follower "Go Together"!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Identify the Genre

Gear Up for Genres!
Here's a handy writing frame to use when having students determine if a story is realistic or fantasy.

Like what you see? Let me know and
grab your own copy. It's a freebie.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Target Find

I just got back from a Target trip and got these cardboard magazine holders for $1.00. I planning to use them as team book tubs.  They need to be assembled and come in a variety of colors and designs.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine Bucket Fillers

Grab some friendship bucket fillers for Valentine's Day

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