Five for Friday and a Freebie
Elementary AMC May 24, 2013
Happy Friday everyone! I am linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky.
1. Summer List Poems
As part of our poetry unit we wrote list poems. We read some of Douglas Florian's list poems (What I Love About Spring and What I Hate About Spring) and Bruce Lansky (What I Found in My Desk). We wrote our own list poems for summer. We used the sunglasses pattern freebie from Third Grade Love to write our good copy and here is how they turned out! Love them, will be doing something similar again next year for sure!
2. ABC Countdown Has Begun!
That is right we are just starting our countdown. This is our first year doing an ABC Countdown. I got the idea from two awesome bloggers: Amanda at Collaboration Cuties and Jivey at Ideas by Jivey. So far we have had Alphabet Day, Bubble Day and Cartoon Day. Each day we complete a page from Diane's ABC Book (freebie). (It is a Math ABC book but we are using it to make a class memory book). We brainstorm a classroom memory for that letter to complete the page. Bubble day was a huge hit - with blowing bubbles outside and bubble gum inside!
3. You Know You Are a Teacher When.....
You keep your daughters castle project for 3 years just in case you teach Medieval Times again - then haul it out of the basement and bring it to school to launch your unit!
4. Drive-In Movies!
This is really from the weekend but we went to our first Drive-In movie night of the season - it was a little chilly but my family loves the drive-in - the pj's, the food, the people, the noise - love it. We saw Iron Man 3 and then fell asleep!
5. Math Mania
It is the time of year, right before Grade 3 Testing, that I am teaching math like crazy - trying to make sure we have covered everything, reviewed concepts from earlier in the year and making sure students know how to show their work and explain their thinking. This week we quickly reviewed motion geometry - transformations. Students love this unit - but they struggle with the "math" words for slides, flips and turns. I made this little set of posters to help them out. You can pick up a free copy in my TpT store.
Each student was given a set of paper penominoes and they had to glue them on to large chart paper and perform a transformation and label it. Here is their work.
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