And to top it all off, it's 8000 degrees here right now and we are suppose to go to the Reds game tomorrow with 60 plus students and their parents. Plus our seats are literally at the TOP!! I also have a wedding to go to this Saturday which is a whole other story. Boot + Dress = Fashion Emergency! Yes I am vain, and yes I might take the boot off and replace it with a fabulous new shoe I bought. SHHH! Don't tell my doctor.
In other news, we've been learning about non-fiction like nobody's business. My kiddos are writing "All About Books" and in Reader's Workshop we're learning about non-fiction features and using them to help us find important information. We always do this cute little non-fiction conventions notebook of Jennifer Jones. If you haven't been to Hello First Grade, then GOODBYE you better go like NOW. Well actually... read to the end and then you can leave me. Today we discussed labels. Do you like Ms. Fabulous Fish? She's had one too many collagen injections, but she works just the same for labeling purposes.
We've also been learning about insects this week. My sweet friend Deanna Jump...(ever heard of her?) created an adorable Insect Unit. You must check it out. It's perfect, because she includes her own "All About" book and tons of other fun activities.
We are currently using this poem:
It's to the tune of "If you're happy and you know it".
We also created a chart of Schema/New Learning and Misconceptions. Then read her cute book and assessed student's learning with her bug building activity. To grab it you can click here.!
Have a great night friends!