Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rocks: Day 1

We started learning about rocks today!  We did a KWL chart and listed all the things we knew and wondered about rocks.  We then made a rock chart with words describing rocks.  Finally we went on a rock walk.  I had 24 different rocks located in the room.  They went to 4 different spots and drew a picture of their rock and described it.  They had sooo much fun!

You can get the rock recording sheet here.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Silent E Words/Word Families

Whew...I have been so busy today creating some fun activities to go with our spelling curriculum.  Week three has kids looking at word endings with a silent e.  They will notice that some words have parts that are the same.  Below you will find an activity that I will do with my class to reinforce word endings.

You can find this activity here...

CVC Short Vowels Words Spelling/Sorting Center

I am currently starting week number 2 of our spelling program in first grade.  This week the students will learn Spelling Principle #2.  You can look at the pattern you know to help you read a word (an, in, op, ag, am).  Because we will be doing some fun Super Bowl activities this week, I created fun spelling game with our short vowel words on footballs.  Students will look at the words and separate them onto the correct endzone mat.  They will then record the words on the recording sheet.  We will also use letter tiles this week to practice making and breaking the words.

You may purchase this fun sorting unit at my TPT store or by clicking here....

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Are you ready for some football?

I don't know about you...but even though the Vikings or the Packers are not in the Super Bowl this year...my kiddos are busy talking about who is going to win the Super Bowl game this year.  In my class, I will have my kids wear the colors of their favorite team the Patriots or the Giants.  We will then do some fun activities that I uploaded to my TPT store! 

You may check them out here.