Sunday, September 21, 2014

Beginning, Middle & End

We have been working hard on retelling the beginning, middle and end of a story. Last week we read, "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon, and created a story map to outline the beginning, middle and end of the story. The students did an amazing job retelling the story. :)

Here is the mini-anchor chart and writing activity we used in the classroom for our beginning, middle and end retelling story map...

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Open House was a smashing success!

I would like to thank all of the parents who came to our Open Hose Thursday night. It was so wonderful to get to see and speak with each of you.

For those of you that were not able to come because of previous engagements, here is a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation from Open House. If you should have any questions, require additional information, or would like to schedule a conference, please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience.

Click here to download the Open House PDF file

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Calendar Math

Here is a fun way to make your daily calendar math more interactive in the classroom. I pick a different day each week to use this as "morning work" so that it does not become monotonous throughout the school year. It works great to keep reinforcing skip counting, place value, odd and even numbers, and coin value. 

I have also included a copy of the daily calendar math activity in color and filled out for you to use when introducing this activity to your class for the first time. The monthly calendar templates can be filled out by your students and kept in their agendas/planners each month. Your students will gain a better understanding of calendars, days of the week, and months of the year by filling out these templates each month. :)

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

How Do I Infer?

We will be working on inferring in science this week... how does a scientists infer? How does a scientist come to a conclusion? Although I originally created this mini-anchor chart poster for our literacy unit on inferring from the text in a story, I thought it would also make a nice little addition to our science unit on conclusion and inference this week. :)

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Well That's Odd... Or Is It Even?

We have been working hard to learn what makes a number odd, and what makes a number even. To help my students remember their odd and even numbers, I made these "Odd Todd" and "Even Eve" mini-posters to use as anchor charts during our math lesson.

I also wrote a little rhyme to go with each mini-poster... FUN!! :)

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Spelling City

Kearson's classroom is so excited to be on Spelling City!! This website is a great way for your child to learn the weekly spelling words. Spelling City can help your child study and learn with weekly lists, quizzes, and games... wait, games to help you study?!? What fun!!

Each week I will post the spelling list with the words your child needs to know for Friday's spelling test. By utilizing all the games and resources on Spelling City, your child will be engaged and have fun while learning. :)

Our Spelling City website is...