Saturday, April 6, 2013

5 for Friday Linky

This is my first time to ever link up with Doodle Bugs {first grade rocks}.  So I am really excited.  I actually remembered to take pictures throughout the week.

Of course we worked in centers Monday through Thursday.  Picture 1 kids were sorting nonsense words and real words.  Then creating some of each on their own.

Picture 1
 In picture 2: The students are listening to the story on CD and then completing a story map.  On the back they were to draw their favorite scene and tell me why.

Picture 2
 In picture 3: They are reading with a partner their story for the week.  Once they finished, they are then able to read a book of their choice.  Asking each other questions about the story.  Notice the pink book mark next to the book.  This is to tell the students which center they are to attend each day.
Picture 3
 In picture 4:  This child is using spelling and high frequency words as a cut and paste activity.  She has only five words to put in a sentence.  I will check them to make sure they have used in a complete sentence with all parts.  Capital letter, and end mark.  Does the sentence make sense? Again notice the pink bookmark!

Picture 4

In picture 5:  This student is completing a must due.  This is what they must do before going to a center.  He is completing a workbook page as reinforcement to the lesson.
Picture 5
In the pictures below, we were completing file folder games.  This is used when istation friends are doing their istation time.  I can then pull individual students to my back red table and help them with a level reinforcement.  Whether it's a challenge activity or just needed extra help.  The students below will work on a set timer for about 8 minutes or so.  Once the timer goes off, I will walk around the room and check their work.  If they have successfully completed the folder task, I will mark them off for that skill.

 We also talked about matter. Solids, liquids, and gases.  We created this foldable and the students had to write a sentence.  A solid is a book.  The student had to draw a picture to demonstrate each phase.

This week we learned about commas in a sentence.  Working in a group each student had to put together a sentence.  The sentence was already in order but had to determine where to place the comma.

In Social Studies we worked on borders around TN.  What made them a border. I put each student in a group and gave them a state. They were to use the above map to determine what states border their assigned state.

As a happy for myself...i bought this way cute dress from Raised Down South on FB.  I also purchased these cute, comfortable boots at Target for only $30.00!

We are having to create CFA's for our students.  Here is a freebie of a graphing CFA for you.

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  1. Your center time looks very organized! I love it

    I am your newest follower :)

    Mindful Rambles

  2. I try to have it an organized as possible. I must say the kids really enjoy center time. They really think it's play the fact they are really learning! =)

  3. I like the idea of using bookmarks to tell your students which station to go to. I just blogged about my station rotation boards. And the noodles for commas idea is GENIUS!
    I am your newest follower.
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  4. I love using the noodles for commas. I teach 2nd grade and my students have difficulties with commas still. I will have to try it out. Thanks for sharing!
    Love Teaching Kids