Saturday, March 29, 2014

Winter Olympics

I dedicated the month of February to the Olympics on my classroom. 
We had a blast. I found some great activities on Pinterest and TPT. 
Here are a few of the things we did. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Poetry Unit Coming Soon!

My poetry unit is coming up soon! I'm excited!
This year I'm teaching a combo class of 2nd and 3rd grade. When I previously co-taught a combo class we did the poetry unit all together, but because of scheduling I've decided to keep in a 3rd grade thing this year. I have a gut feeling that next year it won't be a combined class so I figure the 2nd grade will get to do it next year when I have them all on their own.

I can't wait to share some of the poems my students write this year!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Columbus Unit

We made these back in the fall. Not sure where I found the ship to cut out, but they turned out really cute. Under the water they students wrote 4 facts of what they learned about Columbus. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Snowflake Angles

Another great Pinterest idea for my Geometry Unit! 
After learning about right, acute, and obtuse angles they students used popsicle sticks to create snowflakes. Each snowflake had to have each kind of angle. 

They were SO excited to take them home. 
Also fun decorations for Christmas/Winter! 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lines of Symmetry

I had so much fun teaching my 3rd grade Geometry unit this year! I was able to find so many great ideas off of pinterest. 

My students had fun creating symmetrical objects with a definite line of symmetry. They were sad when I said they had to stop for recess. :) 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Paper Dolls

I have a new obsession in my classroom. I've begun making paper dolls to go with the Bible stories I tell. My students love them! I love teaching my students Bible stories and it is fun to have these little paper dolls as a visual. All I take is coloring pages, color them, cut them out, and laminate them. Fun fun!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Personality Poems

Here are some examples of my students' personality poems.  They really loved writing this one. Each student had to choose a person to write about. It could be someone they know or a fictional character they liked. 

This is the format we used:
L1 - name
L2 - 4 adjectives describing the person
L3 - loves ____
L4 - fears ____
L5 - needs ____
L6 - gives ____
L7 - believes ____
L8 - name
Once again I loved seeing the different people/characters my students chose. No two poems were alike. This class loves that opportunity to be creative! I really should give them more opportunities.

Couplets are next! Those are a little more tricky. Can't wait to share them!