Sunday, October 26, 2014

An overview of our week!

Well, the weekend is almost over and I'm just now linking up with DoodleBugs and her Five for Friday Linky Party. After a short week the previous week, due to two teacher workshop days and Columbus Day, this week seemed a little long.  Here's a peek into our week.

This week we read a cute monster story that is in our reading program called Start the Show. It's about 100 monsters so we made monsters. They loved this project and the monsters they made were so cute. I got the patterns for the monsters from Joan Orchard at www.somewhatsimple.com

We also focused on the 3 sounds of /ed/ this week in reading. The monsters in our story hunted, mended, started, rested.... you get the picture, right?  Then I needed to teached the other 2 sounds of ed, /d/ and /t/.  Fortunately I had already made posters and bingo boards last year so I pulled those out and we went to work. Next week we will be using the word sorts in this unit to help reinforce this skill. You can purchase this packet by CLICKING HERE!

This week we had another Mystery Reader! It was a parent from my class and I was so pleased because he didn't tell his daughter that he was coming! It was a mystery for everyone!

It rained every day this week and all of you teachers know what that means.......INDOOR RECESS! We did our best but boy do they get wiggly when they can't get outside and run around.

Since we couldn't get our wiggles out I decided they needed something that would really motivate them for learning. We started subtraction this week and I decided I would teach them subtraction with Fruit Loops!!! They absolutely loved it! On the first day I told them to build 8 with their Fruit Loops. Then I told them to eat 4. You should have seen their eyes! My kiddos suddenly sat up a little straighter and quickly became engaged with subtraction. I made task cards that we used to play Scoot. They carried their Fruit Loops in a baggie with a label on them.

We also made a Fruit Loop Subtraction book. They built a number, then covered over the amount of Fruit Loops that needed to disappear.

If you would like to purchase my Fruit Loop Subtraction Unit, you can purchase it by CLICKING HERE

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