Saturday, October 26, 2013

Where the Wild Things Are - Projects, Puppets and More

 Maurice Sendak's classic Where the Wild Things Are never fails to elicit fun, encourage retelling and invigorate imaginations. We always start with a reading then a reading with an enhanced rumpus. The students read the signs as they rumpus. "Max" helps the FDKers read through the signs before we start.

At the Fine Motor Station we put together a puppet (for a Friday WILD RUMPUS).
 Another station leads to a display over our lockers.
Our directed drawings show plenty of personality, individuality and "wildness."

 Our building station is an opportunity for retelling with lots of bedrooms leading to the world all around.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Scarecrows and free sunflower border

We have a ScareCrow Scramble with 3 different classes. The photo graphics should help the volunteers too. We dress up like scarecrows.  I like it because I get to wear overalls. The stuffed crow on my back does get a little uncomfortable though.

Free sunflower border.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

No So Go Sight Word Fun

Last year I wrote a post about a classroom favorite: the No So Go Game post This year I remembered to take photos of the No So Go practice card we make after "Tricky" introduces the words - and once I take one photo the kids all run over because each is proud of his/her card. I try to have something unique to make each sight word memorable while at the same time there is routine in the worksheet that goes with every word.

Tomorrow I will give the Reading Street Assessment for the first Unit and I made a Jolly Phonics assessment to go along.  We'll see how successful my attempts at unique and memorable really are.