Thursday, October 27, 2011
Pumpkin Fall Fun
I had the kids write from their "schema" facts they already knew about pumpkins. The next day we read Gail Gibbons' Pumpkin book--lots of "new learning". I used Abby's Pumpkin Fact page for them to write again.
Another inspiration from Abby was for our math lesson. We have just completed Topic 7 in Envisions Math. Today the kids created their own math story problems using pumpkins, bats, or ghosts foam shapes. Assessment fun!
Envisions uses a work-mat frame to show the whole/parts. So the kids wrote their story--deciding whether it was going to be addition or subtraction. My they were creative. (Did you know that two bats could pick up a pumpkin each and take them away in the air?)
And some inspirations from some blog that I read last night????A very easy way to "fix it" using the SMARTboard/projector. My school has Stationery Studio program that was purchased for the school. It has the neatest graphics and ability to select fonts/handwriting lines/etc. I usually use it every day to begin our day with the morning message. Treasures was teaching about signs and information so I just pulled up the cutest document template and put in my need to be corrected message. Using colorful sticky notes we could edit. AHHHH I love easy!
Now the best news--we are on a four day FALL break which means no school on Halloween!!!!! Bless their little sugar filled hearts that will return on Tuesday.