I haven't linked up in awhile, so I'm excited about today. I have lots to share! Thanks Doodle Bugs for hosting this fun party every week!
My students (left) learning about the military from the 5th graders.
Kindergartners sharing paper bag puppets of the animals that live near the Ridge.
Walking out to our "camp".
My kiddos getting ready to tell a class about pioneers. This is Frank and Ivy!
Learning about Seminole life from 4th graders.
Here are my students making spice bags as part of our pioneer study. They loved smelling each spice and deciding which ones to use. We also made beaded necklaces.
They painted wooden toys that pioneer children may have played with. We put these in our trading post and they were a huge hit with the other grade levels!Anna over at Simple Skilled in Second. Her Flip Flap books are so creative and clever! We have made several so far this year and I knew this was just what my team needed to give our pioneer study a little updo! The books came out adorable and now these will be added to their journals as keepsakes! Thanks, Anna!!
Text Features Pack.
I added these text feature arrows (18 in all) for the students to "point out" features they find in nonfiction books.
Last, but not least, I just finished this pack of spelling activities.
The traditional "list on Monday, test on Friday" approach just does not work for me (or the kids). Research says word study is the way to go. We spend a lot of time working with vocabulary and spelling patterns. I created this set because I just needed some new activities. It started out as a Scoot game for tricky patterns then other activities evolved.
In this set, you'll find word cards like this page that can be used as a Scoot game or at a word work center.
I also included several cards of commonly misspelled words like this one.
These can be mixed with the picture cards to make several variations of Scoot.
Spell by Number is a board game that can be use with any list of words or with the cards in the pack. There is a color and b/w version included.
Check this pack out HERE if you are interested. Download the preview first!
I created this winter version of my Spell by Number game as a little freebie for you! Download it and let me know what you think. (Keep an eye out for more of these! My kids love it!)
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